I recently got a really nice deal on the new Seth Mo full tilts. I previously had 2010 Nordica Speed machines, which I had moulded and properly fitted. They were starting to hurt my inner ankle and I fancied a change.
Silly me I went for the fashionable option of FT's after being dazzled by them in the shop. This was before I was aware of all the info on this site. :(
They actually fit fine, my toe brushes the end and they feel good. There is a bit of a gap in between my shin and the boot at the top. The issue I'm having is that I can't get the tightness right. They either seem to be too loose on the top bucke/strap and my shin starts to flap around and I feel really unstable. But when I tighten the strap and top buckle a lot, I get a really bad ache in my shin and calf and it hurts and feels uncomfortable and restrictive.
They're not too big for me, I just can't get it right. Some days it's fine, other days I swill spend forever adjusting and fiddling with the buckles to try and get them right. I almost feel like they're "too" customisable!
Does anyone have any advice? I haven't had them heat moulded and I don't have a footbed, but I don't feel like that's the main issue. I will get one once I'm home after the season, but My foot feels fine and my ankle isn't in pain, it's mainly the top part of the boot which is doing it.
Should I buy a booster strap? Gel pads in between the inner and my shin? It's starting to give me a head ache.