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Ankle Tendon Sore from boots

post #1 of 8
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I will try and make this short. 

 

I have used Head ski boots for years.  I started with the yellow World Cups to Rs100's to Mojo's to Vector 120's.  Now to the problem.

 

The tendon on the front of my ankle is getting very tender.  The World Cup's, Rs100's and the first pair of Mojo's did not do this.

The tendon developed a bump on it through the ski season last year with the second pair of Mojo's.  These were a replacement for the first pair due to a liner problem.  I thought there was a problem with the hinge on the second Mojo's but I skied once so far this year with the new vector 120's and they are doing the same thing.  Anyone have thoguhts or suggestions?  The vector's are very comfortable and do not need any of the normal stretching that my boots usually have.  I have a wide foot and thick ankles and calves.  I measure a 10 for a shoe and my boot is a 27.5 and I have been this size for all of the boots.  I am using a-line insoles also.  I have tried to ski with these and the boots still did it last year.  Hopefully this makes sense.

post #2 of 8

Hi Puck It,

 

     I think your boot may be a little big, read the WIKI at the beginning of this section on how a boot should fit (shell sizing). The reason I suggest this is, I wear a size 11 shoe and ski in a 27.0 mondo boot (315 bootsole length) If it is too big, you may be firing the involved tendon trying to hold on to the boot.  Do you have any cramping in the sole of your foot? 

 

mike

post #3 of 8

The boot may be a little large but at a 10 you are close to ready to move into a 27 and if your foot is high volume as you say I'd think that at the very least you aren't struggling to be held.  Especially since the new Raptor series is lower volume than the RS100 by quite a bit.

 

the Raptor is definitely lower over the instep than an RS100.  Is there any chance  the boot is too tight in the instep area and transition up the cuff?  This area of the tongue can easily be thinned.  I think you could also try a dense tongue pad high up above the painful area to see if that offers relief.

 

Lou

post #4 of 8

this is getting confusing... what boot are you currently in??? is it the mojo (vector last) or the mojo pro (raptor last) or the vector....... it makes a massive difference to what the answer will be.... each of the fitters above is looking at different boots

post #5 of 8
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I have always had a 27.5.  I measure a little over a 10 shoe.  The local shop checked the shell size and the feel it is the right size. 

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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

this is getting confusing... what boot are you currently in??? is it the mojo (vector last) or the mojo pro (raptor last) or the vector....... it makes a massive difference to what the answer will be.... each of the fitters above is looking at different boots



Sorry,  I have the both the mojo (103mm) and the vector 120 (103mm).  The first pair of mojo's were replaced by warranty.  The first never did this.  The second pair did. I thought something was wrong with them so I got the vector 120's. but they had the same problem.

post #7 of 8
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The local shop suggested trying a riser to get the heel back in the boot more.  If no then they suggested thinning the tongue.  The question that I have is why the first mojo did not do this?  It is wierd.

 

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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

The boot may be a little large but at a 10 you are close to ready to move into a 27 and if your foot is high volume as you say I'd think that at the very least you aren't struggling to be held.  Especially since the new Raptor series is lower volume than the RS100 by quite a bit.

 

the Raptor is definitely lower over the instep than an RS100.  Is there any chance  the boot is too tight in the instep area and transition up the cuff?  This area of the tongue can easily be thinned.  I think you could also try a dense tongue pad high up above the painful area to see if that offers relief.

 

Lou



 

post #8 of 8

sounds like it is something to do with the liner, this is the cause of more problems than any shell that fits well... that said, usa 10 is a UK 9 which depending on the volume fo thye foot could be 26.5 or 27.5 shell...the vector is very long to size in the shell, the liner is very short though

 

have you tried the liner form one boot (the one which works) in the other shell

 

a heel lift may work to bring you up into the top of the boot but it is difficult to tell without seeing your feet

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