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  1. #1
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    3-piece alternative to Lange RX LV?

    Tried to get my foot into them this morning for patrol and couldn't. I don't want to be resigned to indoors work.

    Need something I can get my foot in while I do PT to regain dorsiflexion in my ankle after a break this summer. Current boots are RX130 LV. Touring boots are Hawx Ultra XTD. Both in 27.5. 282mm long foot, 99mm wide, average instep (278mm). Skinny ankle and meager calves.

    Open to recommendations on things to hunt down, or if anyone has something they need to get rid of. Cheap Full Tilt classics? Kryptons? Some 2-piece that is way easier to get into?

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    The KR2 Krypton has a stance most similar to the Lange. The Full Tilt has much more ramp in the boot and more forward lean.
    Click. Point. Chute.

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    Rear entry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexon Phil View Post
    The KR2 Krypton has a stance most similar to the Lange. The Full Tilt has much more ramp in the boot and more forward lean.
    Got it, search on for Kryptons. Hopeful I can be back in my Langes soon, just need something to get me through a couple months as I fix the ankle.

    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Rear entry?
    I do have a minty pair of SX92s in the garage. Sadly they are way too big.

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    The Roxas I got last spring are the easiest slip on boot I've ever tried.
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    Anything with a walk mode I find easier to get into, even if you're not intending to use the walk mode that walk mode kind of sucks.

    I.e. not sure about fit but I like my cochise because I can get my feet in them... don't use the walk mode for anything else.

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    If there’s any way to get a pair of daleboots, that’s by far the best boot for easy in/out dealing with injury issues.

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    Try Lange XT, with walk mode and everything the throat is less tight in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Got it, search on for Kryptons. Hopeful I can be back in my Langes soon, just need something to get me through a couple months as I fix the ankle.



    I do have a minty pair of SX92s in the garage. Sadly they are way too big.
    PM’d about some Kryps


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    Buy some used RX130, even a 100mm last, stretch it out, cut it up so you can get your foot in there. Buy your self a boot shell spreader tool to help you get in and out of your boot.
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    Is it just entry? Maybe a heated boot bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Is it just entry? Maybe a heated boot bag?

    ... Thom
    Exit is usually the harder part.

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    I was able to squeeze into the OG Scarpa Maestrale RS a few years back when I had a badly sprained ankle and a broken foot I didn't learn about until later. IIRC getting out hurt more than getting in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexon Phil View Post
    The KR2 Krypton has a stance most similar to the Lange. The Full Tilt has much more ramp in the boot and more forward lean.
    Interesting. Are they all like that, even the ones with a walk mode?
    I have a heal lift in my Lupos because of their shitty upright stance. It's not the best. Really the toe is too high compared to my old boots, but there isn't really a way to lower it because reasons.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Exit is usually the harder part.
    Yeah, it's about equal effort (getting in & out) for me (insert joke here), but I've never compared notes with others about this.

    Of course, with a heater to start the day, getting in is easier than exiting a cold boot.

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    Thanks all for the ideas. I managed to score some NOS Krypton Fusions with ID liner today for a benjamin. They feel like they'll get me through while I figure out longer term plans (or fall in love with Kryptons).

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