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Advice for someone with a high instep and no access to a real boot fitter?

post #1 of 6
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Hi folks. I live in the midwest and I'm an intermediate skier. The closest "real" boot fitter is about 500 miles away in Colorado. The next best thing in these parts is the big box stores, like Sheels or Dick's, with inexperienced minimum-wage employees and a dreadfully small selection for women skiers. I've tried on every pair in stock and I can't find anything that doesn't crush my high instep. The best fit I've found is the Salomon Divine 4, but even those are painfully difficult to put on.

 

Do you have any advice for someone like me?

post #2 of 6

Yea, no the nearest "real bootfitter" is not 500 miles away. I am in Chicago (of course I don't know where in the mid west you are).

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Chicago and Denver are both roughly 500 miles away. I guess Minneapolis would be a little closer but it's still a long way from here.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

I was hoping to find a recommendation for a brand or specific boot that caters to ladies with a high instep. Thanks.

post #5 of 6

That is hard for us to do without seeing your foot. That said, I have had luck with some Nordicas for high instep feet.

post #6 of 6

do you go on ski holidays somewhere that a real bootfitter is?

other things that you can do

 

thin socks

no footbed

leave the toe buckles off (NOT just loose, but 100% NOT done up)

 

some work that shops can do  (or maybe DIY)

 

grind bootboard thinner

remove liner material on tongue

remove bottom of liner.

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