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Extremely severe ankle area pain
recently I purchased dalbello voodo's..I had them fit properly at the shop with a bit of growing room..I also purchased surefoot footbeds and have a heel lift on them
so the first weekend on them i skied without the heel lift and it was complete hell my foot was moving everywhere..so i put the heel lift back in, NO HELP
so i went back to the shop and discussed the pain, they gave me an extra footbed to put under my current one to take up some unneeded space...they now felt great as i wore them around the house attempting to wear them in
yesterday i was confident that i would be pain free, but after 3 or 4 runs all my pains came back..severly...the top of my foot felt as if it was being squished...my ankle area felt as if it wa being jabbed with plastic..shin bang was moderate...i can't stand it anymore..i've tried everything,made sure the boot and liner were on correctly..NO MATTER WHAT I DO THEY HURT!
sparknotes : no matter what i do my boots continue to hurt, they fit correctly...they perfrom decently..they just are a pain in the ass..feedback appreciated
They are too big. Proper fit and growing room are opposites.
well no they aren't THAT big..they were properly fitted by a reliable boot fitter..they said " we have no problem fitting you into this exact boot"..they aren't race performance precisely fit...any extra volume is taken up by the extra sole and heel lift...my point of this thread is even though they fit fine..they continue to give me pain...ive skied on em 3 , 8 hour days now..i feel like they should be broken in
granted we can't see your boot, but if you had to do this to take up room, you are either in a size too big or at least a boot that is the right size but wrong volume for your foot.
Ski boots are not designed with extra room in mind. Just the fact that they are jamming extra stock footbeds in the liner is a sign of mediocre bootfitting. At least have them use proper shims.
It is not necessarily a matter of extra room either. Because the boot is too large, the flexion of your ankle and the shell do not align, thus creating hotspots.
Your idea of a boot fitting fine, differs greatly from reality.
i did the test to see how many fingers i can stick between my bare foot and the shell and i got a little less then 2....so they aren't that far off in size considering my old boots were 26.5's a whole 10 mm bigger and were WAYY MORE comfortable than my new 25.5's...also when i put my foot only into the liner they fit very snug and comfortable...it just feel like the shell is poking me or something
Get them to make you a quality footbed to realign your foot.
The stockers are nothing more than some floppy foam and felt. A true supportive ski footbed is a necessity.
you need to go to a shop that knows what they are doing. something is going on with your fit and needs to be dialed in. simply putting in an extra footbed is not going to fix anything...
I don't know if this helps but...my feet are a little abnormal..i have slight hammer toes and my ankle bones seem to stick out a lot...i am positive that this shop is reliable, they are experienced and everyone else that got their boots there say they fit great with slight to zero pain...i've always have had issues with foot pain in shoes,cleats,and footwear...the most accurate way to describe my pain is that it feels like my ankle isn't in the ankle pocket and the shell is collapsing in on me...it's either i leave em loose and have no control or tighten em up and be uncomfortable
This shop does not know what they are doing. Did you tell them that you have these problems? Bootfitters exist to deal with issues like this. They are for the most part, easily accommodated for.
Your ankle is the problem, not the boot.
bottom line they felt great in the shop..felt perfect..but as soon as i skied they gave me issues
Its a new boot. The first few days may not be the most comfortable. After that period, you go back to the bootfitter, and they correct this problems. This is sort of how it works.
if this is indeed the shops fault what should i do? i'm not buying another pair of boots as i have had 3 pairs in the last 2 seasons...how do i cope with it?
Ski boots are designed to be worked on. You have fucked up feet. This is not the shop's fault. They will work with you to correct these boot issues. Skiboot manufacturers do not build boots with your feet in mind.
Some people can get away with buying the boots and not ever setting foot back in the shop, a good percentage need followup work. This is normal, especially for someone like you, with a messy foot.
you need to explain to the shop your problems and say that maybe this boot isn't right for you. if you have ankle problems, you need to stay away from 3-buckle/3-piece boots and stick with traditional 2-piece overlaps- it's waaaay easier to address ankle issues with these and nearly impossible with a cable that attaches right where you need to do work.
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