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Boots for flat feet, low instep
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"Buckaroo" <No Address> wrote in message
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> Perhaps you can help ....
>
> I evidently have a very low instep, flat and narrow feet. I'm looking for
> a not-quite racing boot - I'm a former high school and college racer and
> have been skiing my whole life - I consider myself an expert skier, but
> I'm getting older and want a little more comfort that I have in my Tecnica
> TNS boots that I've had for about 15-20 years or so.
>
> I've been to a couple of boot fitters (MasterFit U folks and others) and
> tried on a number of stock models to get started with modifications. The
> boot that was the most comfortable was the Salomon Falcon 10 - well
> regarded by the magazines, and I skied the old Salomon rear entry boots
> before my Tecnica's. The best thing about the old Salomons was the cable
> system that could lock your heel in. They were really uncomfortable, but
> nothing fit me better at the time.
>
> At this point, I've been professionally fit (in a 27.5), and skied about 5
> days in the new boots. Seems like they are too large already - my ski tips
> can shake several inches without any pressure applied to the boot unless I
> crank them down and cut off my circulation. Then I have the control I
> want, but I'm pretty uncomfortable. Back to square one ...
>
> Questions:
> 1. Should I get the same boot, smaller size? I tried on a 26.5 in the past
> and my toes were initially crunched at the end. That said, in the 27.5, my
> toes barely touch the ends when standing, and come away with plenty of
> room when in a turn.
>
> 2. Should I get a wider boot and crank them down more? I've noticed that
> cranking down the Falcon make the boot narrower, as well as decreasing
> some of the room over the instep. That can hurt. Should I go wider (100mm
> last instead of 98mm) and be a little more comfortable when tightening?
>
> 3. Should I just add padding? Tongue pads, insoles under the custom inner
> sole can take up some room.
>
> Any help/advice appreciated!
>
> Buckaroo
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I also have narrow and almost flat feet. I bought a Lange Comp 100 and they
fit me well. I didn't need any boot work like I did on my last boot
SanMarco's. I like the Lange they are very comfortable, well padded and
warm. I was looking for the Lange Freestyle 100 but couldn't find them.
Lange is made for a narrower foot so you might be pleased with them. I
would also recommend getting orthotics or a good foot bed. I have been
using Phase 4 orthotics and at $25 per pair you can't go wrong, they are
just lie the ones that cost over $300 from a foot doctor or any place that
requires you to go in and get your foot measured. I went that way several
years ago and found that these were identical to the $300 orthotics.

Well good luck in your boot search and happy skiing...

JQ
Dancing on the edge


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Boots for flat feet, low instep - by Buckaroo - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Boots for flat feet, low instep - by JQ - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Boots for flat feet, low instep - by Buckaroo - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Boots for flat feet, low instep - by JQ - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Boots for flat feet, low instep - by Buckaroo - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Boots for flat feet, low instep - by lal_truckee - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Boots for flat feet, low instep - by Suzieflame - 01-24-2008, 01:23 PM

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