View Full Version : Question for bootfitters?
01-14-2007, 08:20 AM
Info on the boots Head Freeride boot with cork base in the boot. I also have custom footbeds and the liner is Superheat 3.
My problem I have with them is that I have some slight pain on the outside top portion of my foot and my toes will end up cold after a few hours of skiing on them.
As a solution I put a different liner in the boot it is thicker and with that liner my feet don't get cold, but this liner feels sloppier.
Any suggestions that would allow me to ski with the original liner.
01-14-2007, 09:04 AM
thin out the footbed or bootboard a bit = more instep room = more circulation
01-14-2007, 09:44 AM
Good, that was my initial idea, thinning out the cork bed in the boot to allow me more room in the instep area and better circulation.
Any other suggestions.
01-14-2007, 11:11 AM
Are the tops of your feet pretty veiny? If so, then your idea about creating more instep room is spot on. If you don't have a lot of pressure there already, then you might want to consider looking elsewhere. What is your calf like in the boot?
01-14-2007, 01:16 PM
The tops of my feet are not overly veiny, but that is where I feel the pressure. Also, I have fairly high arches. I am not sure how to explain what my calf is like in the boot. My calves are fairly high so it is not like I have cankles.
01-14-2007, 08:08 PM
fwiw....How about throwing in a couple heel lifts, just to see if changing the angle between boot tongue/shell and top of foot does anything. Don't go overboard with the height as to mess with fore/aft balance...or any other part of fit...
The liner that feels better is thicker? I think you need to stretch the liner. Some of the head liners are very tough material and very narrow lasted compared to the shell.
01-15-2007, 03:09 PM
Yeah the other liners are thick, they came out of a Rossignol Soft shelled boot.
I would keep using the Rossi liners, but the head one's feel like they lock my foot in much nicer.
If you can get a fat ass soft shell liner in there comfortably then it doesn't sound like a shell issue to me. I think it's the liner putting the squeeze on and it needs stretching. Pull the bottom rand, put a cut in down there, stretch and glue the rand back on.
01-15-2007, 03:38 PM
My feet pronate pretty severely, I have a high instep, and a fairly flat arch, all in all, a nasty combination. I have cork footbeds in there to help get my feet in the right position. This however leads to a lot of pressure on my instep.
After a season of my instep being numb, I was talking to my friend in the shop one afternoon at the beginning of the season and he took out the plastic insert that went under the liner (zeppa?), and ground it down some. The fit was much better.
A few days later, I realized my old boots sucked and ended up getting into a pair of Falcon 10s. Still working on the fit, but I've only got about 5 days on 'em, so I'm waiting for the liners to pack out before doing work on 'em. Probably some combination of new, lower profile insoles, grinding the zeppa, etc... Good to have a shop to go to...
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