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New boots cutting off circulation

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi,

I just purchased a new pair of boots a couple weeks ago (25.5 Nordica Hot Rod 105).  For years I've had previously used boots and was never properly fitted, but for this new pair I was.

 

I spent my first day skiing on the new boots this past weekend, and noticed after a couple runs the boots were so tight that they were cutting off my circulation... so I loosened them up tiny bit.  But even loosening them the slightest amount forced my big toes to jam into the front of the boot when I went off of the smallest bumps (not even a jump really; although those hurt more).  I just couldn't find a happy medium for the life of me!

 

To summarize:

When the boots were "tight" they felt great (snug, had great control etc), but they cut the circulation off.  And loosening left me with sore toes!

 

Any thoughts/help would be greatly appreciated!

post #2 of 8

There could be several problems, but to get the basics out of the way; What size is your foot in U.S. sizing and did the fitter do a shell fit?

 

Lou

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

There could be several problems, but to get the basics out of the way; What size is your foot in U.S. sizing and did the fitter do a shell fit? 

Lou



Depending on the shoe I'm usually a 9.5-10 US.

The fitter did a shell fit (had this done at most of the shops I went to when looking for a boot).

Thanks.

post #4 of 8

top 2 buckles tighter to hold the heel back, and the bottom 2 buckles looser (or off) to allow more circulation

 

10 shoe in 25 boot = tight boot.   good for performance, not so good for jumps and daily use.

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

top 2 buckles tighter to hold the heel back, and the bottom 2 buckles looser (or off) to allow more circulation 

10 shoe in 25 boot = tight boot.   good for performance, not so good for jumps and daily use.


 

It is a "tight" fit, but not uncomfortable by any means when just standing/walking in the boot.

 

It was never mentioned to me (and I never thought to think) that going for the next size up would have its advantages...

...I was told (by multiple fitters) that when standing up in the boot my toes should just barely touch the front, and when I flex they should pull back (no longer in any contact); additionally the boots should be "snug"/"tight" --- which is what my feet do/feel in the 25s. 

 

But thanks, I'll specifically give those buckle adjustments a try next time I'm out.

Hopefully I didn't waste a pile of $$$ :(

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by karate-kid View Post

 

 the boots were so tight that they were cutting off my circulation... so I loosened them up tiny bit.  But even loosening them the slightest amount forced my big toes to jam into the front of the boot when I went off of the smallest bumps (not even a jump really; although those hurt more).  I just couldn't find a happy medium for the life of me!

 

Any thoughts/help would be greatly appreciated!

Unbuckle the boots in the lift line and buckle them down when you get off the lift at the top of the hill. Your toes won't jam into anything sitting on a chairlift. Let them break-in a little before worrying too much (3 to 5 full days), don't be afraid to unbuckle for lift rides, seriously.

post #7 of 8

sounds like the right basic shape for you, do what others have said, and enjoy....

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input.

I'll report back if I'm still having problems after several more days on the hill.

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