I have a long skinny foot. Every pair of boots I've ever owned have had heel lifts added at some point in time. Two pair have been professionally fit - one by a boot guy frequently mentioned on this forum. I'm confident they have been properly shell fit. I have two concerns. It seems to me that the addition of a heel lift is because there is too much space between the front of my ankle and the boot is loose so the boot does not flex properly between the 2nd and 3rd buckle. The lifts also stabilize the heel and reduce friction within in the boot. The problem seems to me to be more related to the extra room on the top and front of my ankle and not with my heel. Isn't the heel lift just a patch and not a real fix. What would be a better approach to get the shell closer to the front of my ankle and the front of the boot to flex more smoothly?
Heel lift & top of ankle issues
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depends on the boot and your foot in it, the heel lift will do a couple of things, it will lift you up into the top of the shell a little and it will open the ankle joint to allow more flexion in the joint (if you have a tight calf then this can be much more the purpose than anything else) other things that could be done....baring in mind that i can't see your feet..... change the liner for somehtign more structured like a zip fit or add some pads to the liner infront of and above the anklers to restrain the foot a little better there.... some feet just don't fit in to boots (whatever the boot) and need additional padding to put them in a good place
at this stage i think you probably need to be chattign with your fitter in person and explaining your concerns and workign with him to find a solution....most of us don't bite when people want to get things better!!!!!