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I've got a couple questions about boot fitting, first being, should my heel be able to lift when it's in my ski boots, my current boots if you press down with your toes I can lift my heel a small amount unless I tighten my boots to the point of cutting off circulation. If this isn't right would I be better off in a boot with a narrower heal. My next question is when I lean back should there be space between my liner and my shin, when I lean back there's about 3/4 of an inch between my shin and the top of the liner. Thanks for all your help
Ok so first heel hold. If you lean forward in the boots and rock onto the toe does your heel lift?
you will always be able to lift your heel if you push it as if you couldn't the boots would be so tight blood could not flow. The boot is also designe to fit when flexed forward so if your heel is locked in when forward hopefully you are good.
As as for a gap at the top you are better off doing it leaning forward. In general when you flex the boot you want to be able to fit two fingers behind your calf in the cuff. If there is more room then this even when fully tightened the cuff is too big. If that is the case you could add spoiler ect but if you find a big gap just take the boots off to a fitter to have the overall fit assessed, you may find you can refit them or you may be best just startin again.
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