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Boots for flat feet, low instep
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I tried on 2 Langes, 3 Nordicas, 2 Tecnicas, 4 Salomons, and a Head. I
really have a 10.5 C foot, and had a custom orthotic made after plenty
of measuring ....

Buckaroo


On 2008-01-12 23:47:48 -0500, Dan <[email protected]> said:
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> On 1/11/08 9:10 PM, Buckaroo wrote:[color=green]
>> 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
>>[/color]
>
> How many boots did you try on? When I bought my last pair I tried 15
> models to find the best fit. Thankfully my foot is not problematic
> that much besides a high arch. Just like shoes if the the boot is
> uncomfortable right away move on. Adding padding is not going to help
> for major needs as the foot needs to be guaranteed stable. Also, now
> that you're older, your feet might complain more so if you can consult
> with a podiatrist who is a skier then go that way to get a custom liner.
>
> For DYI: see [url]http://www.skinetsports.com/html/askclaudeMain.html#bootNarrow[/url]
>
> "Have a really narrow foot?
> Not all, but most boot manufacturers consider the average American
> woman’s foot to be a "B" width and man’s a "D" width. One of the most
> difficult issues to address is the foot with a low instep and arch
> coupled with a narrow foot. Women "A" and Men "B" or less. The best
> solution is to find the closest fitting shell possible, replace the
> stock liner with a foam or silicone liner and an aggressive footbed or
> orthotic."
>
> Good luck!
> Dan[/color]


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Messages In This Thread
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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