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need a agressive flex boot with 101+last and not a ton of forward lean and alot of shock absorption?

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I have a weird issue with my right foot going tigly and painful in the ball of my foot right behind the toes,Im using a good ortho footbed and most boots ive tried are still doing this to only my right foot?

I like a boot with a good 110 or so flex and somewhat high on the calf,seems to take pressure off the lower calf that bothers me as well in lower boots.Im always recovering from the tails on big hits from getting to far back in the air.just seems hard to find a high flex boot that doesnt have that extra agressive forward lean and tighter last.Im done with bombing diamond runs,I like to relax back sometimes and hit some jumps and be comfortable,but in a boot thats not slopping around.

 

this is the only one I could find local to try on that seems to wrok for me,Id like to try the vector 120 on but they dont carry it,the inside sole of this boot is hard plastic and has ZERO absorption though. I like the way the nordica speed machine 110 feels,it has way better rubber foot sole,but the last is too tight and the forward lean seems more bomber aggresive.

 

Any other good recomendations for these issues?

 

 

http://www.head.com/ski/boots.php?region=us&tag=all_mountain_performance&id=3134

post #2 of 9
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no ideas?

post #3 of 9

please read the wiki at the top of the forum, without your feet in front of us there is no way any boot fitter on here can give you a recomendation, we cannot see your feet and without them the process is pretty difficult to advise on

 

there are very few boots out there with rubber base boards in wider fits, maybe you just need the speed machine making wider or maybe the compromise is that you have the hard base board in a boot which fits your foot better..... a good fit and a good footbed can offer an awful lot of cushioning

 

good lukc getting sorted

post #4 of 9
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I already have a good ortho footbed,it doesnt seem to help the issue,both my feet read the same on the width and length. I found another boot that seems to fit the profile. Technica agent 110,kinda ugly green,but if it works it works. It has some kind of rubber base board,but the last is still 100,little better than the 98 of the speedmachine.no one around here carries them so think I might just order them and send them back if they dont fit,I measure a 27.5 and in nordica that fits,but I tried on a pair of technica agent 80s here in town and they felt way bigger,so I went to a 26.5 and they were right good fit,on the big toe a little but i could have it punched a tad.Hope the 110s shell is made the same.

 

seemed the head boots fit better in a 26.5 as well,I dont really get this though cause I wear a 10 shoe and measure at a 9.5 on the mondo scale?

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Originally Posted by masterblaster View Post

I have a weird issue with my right foot going tigly and painful in the ball of my foot right behind the toes,Im using a good ortho footbed and most boots ive tried are still doing this to only my right foot?



 

 From this question, it seems your foot is going "tingley"  and pain full behind the toes---this sounds like you may be impinging the dorsal pedis nerve, which  can happen in 2 separate areas of the foot.  This nerve descends forward over the top of the instep of the foot and can be pressured by tightening the second buckle for the toe. It can also be impinged as it descends between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals by to narrow a boot squeezing the foot from the sides,  In the first instance--- we never recommend tightening the instep or toe buckles.  If your boot is too narrow, find a  boot shop and have the boot stretched around the 5th met head.

 

You also mention landing in the back seat of your jumps, this can be caused by launching in the back seat. which can be a result of your fore/aft balance position being off.  This position is affected by several issues---boot board angle---binding "delta angle"---boot foreword lean---calf circumference.  seek out a fitter informed about all these issues and get it addressed.  As CEM said we can't see your feet/legs from here and can only guess about a solution.

 

mike

post #6 of 9

9.5 is not a mondo measurement.  However size 10 is a U.S. measurement and it corresponds with a 26 and maybe in some instances a 27 boot.  However, I would probably start most skiers that measure size 10 in a 26.

 

Lou

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Thread Starter 

mike,that helps some,its strange that a few yrs ago almost any boot would feel decent,now this right foot at age 37 is starting to be a issue,on jumps it could also be a little ...fear.my confidence on big kickers takes a while to get back every yr.not sure I have many left in me.

Anyway I live in a area hundreds of miles from any decent selection of higher end boots,so im asking you guys who know alot of boots to give me some models i should look at to order,they only want 11 bucks to ship,so thats no biggie

post #8 of 9
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so it appears I have a tight spot in the 6th toe area on most 100 last boots I like,how much should it cost to have a fitter do a stretch on just that section,I assume its better to do with with hot water or steam than a heat gun?

post #9 of 9

Tight spot in the 6th toe area does not necessarily require stretching in that area.  Many times it requires stretching or grinding in the medial ankle or navicular area.  Reading the wikis in the top of this section could help you decide on the approach.  However, since you haven't told us your foot width it is impossible for us top know if the 100 mm last is correct for you.  Most of us heat wioth a heat gun and boiling water does not get plastic hot enough to stretch it is just a start.  finally it is impossible to quote you prices as of course everyone charges differently.

 

Lou

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