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Last Year I bought boots and foot beds from a shop (NOT Start Haus). The first few days I had some pinching and numbness but thought it was typical of the break in period. On day 5, swelling increased at the inside ankle and lost the feeling of my entire left foot. When I pulled out the foot beds I noticed they wedged me the exact opposite way my running  orthotics were posted. Consequently, I tore a couple of ligaments and joint capsules in the foot.

 

I usually do an IronMan per year but when I ran it sent pain up my leg and I could not feel the ground when I landed. It took seven months for the feeling in my foot to come back and I just started running without pain.

 

First thing the Boot Fitter at Start Haus did was a thorough assessment of my foot. I don’t know much about proper boot fitting but I am a doctor and I know when someone is bluffing about foot mechanics. Dixon’s conclusion was spot on and the same as one of my colleagues, an expert in sports podiatry.

 

To make a very long story slightly shorter – I have been wearing my boots around the house and it is impossible for me to replicate the debilitating pressure I had on that nerve. They feel great and I can not thank Start Haus enough for their superb knowledge, assessment and craftsmanship  on a pair of boots I was ready to throw away.

 

I do have a different problem now though. I never thought I would be able to fit into my Falcon 10’s without creating further damage. In my panic prior to my fitting I bought last years Krypton Pros half off. They feel really good. The heel hold is snug and they seem to be stiffer than the falcons. So the obvious dilemma…..which  boots to keep. I still have a 2 week window I can return the Kryptons, but that does not give me any time to put the falcons to the test. I know Start Haus will make the falcon’s workable but at what point would they be fitting a square peg into a round hole. On the other hand, I know I will need some adjustments done to the Kryptons.

 

Any thoughts about the boots?

 

Thanks again to Start Haus for the great service. 

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Stay with the known quantity.
post #3 of 7

Even without us (Start Haus) carrying Kryptons we are more than capable of working on them. 

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Hey Philpug,
I put the medium flex "C" cuff on the KP's and made sure there were no wedges in spine of the boot. Any thoughts why I perceive the Kryptons still feel stiffer than the falcon 10's that are suppose to be a 110 flex?
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I would go with the boots that you feel are going to fit & work the best for you. You've already spent the $$$ on 2 pairs of boots. I wouldn't worry about the extra resale value of the Krypton's if they fit the best & plus you got'em for 1/2 price. Put your $$$ on the best fit as you can attest to the pain of a poor fit already. You will be happy you did.

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Hey Philpug,
I put the medium flex "C" cuff on the KP's and made sure there were no wedges in spine of the boot. Any thoughts why I perceive the Kryptons still feel stiffer than the falcon 10's that are suppose to be a 110 flex?


1. Because there is no standardization in flex ratings. 2. The hinge point of the Krypton gives a different feel in flex. 

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I do have a different problem now though. I never thought I would be able to fit into my Falcon 10’s without creating further damage. In my panic prior to my fitting I bought last years Krypton Pros half off. They feel really good. The heel hold is snug and they seem to be stiffer than the falcons. So the obvious dilemma…..which  boots to keep. I still have a 2 week window I can return the Kryptons, but that does not give me any time to put the falcons to the test. I know Start Haus will make the falcon’s workable but at what point would they be fitting a square peg into a round hole. On the other hand, I know I will need some adjustments done to the Kryptons.

 

Funny, but I ski on Falcon 10's, just bought Krypton Crosses. Both are superb boots. My thoughts: 1) Very different lasts. Falcons are medium up front, very narrow in back. K's are narrow in front, medium in back. Surprised they both fit you. I got my K's specifically to address issues about my CM in soft snow, didn't want to pressure ski fronts so hard, work more on lateral moves. But since I have a Falcon foot, the K's will require a lot of work. Sigh. Incidentally, they have adjustable stiffness, (from 90 to 120?) via the little gizmos you insert in the inside of the rear shell. So you can make them stiffer than the F's or softer. But in either case, they will flex forward differently, and probably it will feel easier.

 

Mainly, the K's will encourage a different style of skiing, That's the point, IMO, more than which will fit better. Suspect S.H. guys could make anything including a race plug fit you. Although if the K's fit you well right now, that may be a sign from Higher Up...biggrin.gif
 

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