Hey ns, I have full tilt classics that fit perfectly, almost like a glove, but when I land hard or awkwardly I always get wicked toe bang. Are there any products on the market that will reduce this or could I just put some sort of foam in the front of the boot?
did u get them molded? i had the same thing when i first had them molded but then they were fine. also make sure they are buckled as tight as possible without pain cuz then your foot wont move as much
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Did you get any kind of footbed when you had them fitted? A good custom foot ed will be by far the best way to prevent toe bang. They will support the medial arch of your foot which will mean when you land hard your foot won't extend user pressure like it will be without any support. They will also help when you land back seat as the arch will stop your foot slipping forward in the boot.
Overall footbeds will masivly improve the fit of any boot and no one should really ski without.
They are not cheap though. For a good custom you will be looking150-200 but they are worth every penny. They will generally out last the boot so you can usually use the same pair in a few pairs of boots.
Things like super feet trim to fits which are the cheap generic insoles may offer some help, but you will always be much better off going full custom.
You do need a good boot fitter to make them so do some research and find the best you can, if you need to take a trip it's really worth it to get it done right.
quite often toe bang is caused from a boot being too big, rather than too small. And Tom is spot on with the footbeds- if you don't support your foot, it will flex downward and forward resulting in toe bang (even if the fit is "perfect"). Support your foot and treat the problem at the source.
Got the full tilt classic last season. I made it clear to the bootfitters that i wanted a boot that would fit me.(Duh) On top of buying the boot i then had to buy the superfeet which were 50$ extra and everyone seems to rave about. Skied the whole season with the boot and it sucked balls. I give it a 4/10. Toes got bruised up all the time and i tried every possible boot setting but could never dial it in. Extremely dissapointed and now i need new boots. Going to CO in a few days to look at colleges and im sure bootfitters know what they are doing up there so ill see what they think. (I live in NM)
^ half your issue is prob the super feet. They are not the same as a footbed so they can't garentee tht they support your foot. With a good custom footbed it may be that your boots would fit. Next time you go get fitted tak your old boots and see if having them fitted correctly is all you need. A couple if hundred books for footbeds is better then new boots and footbeds.
If your getting toe bang often its actually that the boot is too big. If your not held in place totally it allows your foot to slip forward and that is what causes toe bang. It may be that they are too small but that's usually better as you can get footbeds an maybe get the boot blown out. It's always better to go smaller then too big