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shin-bangI have mad shin bang
DeforestationYeah you do ;)
Seriously though, and this is an obvious question, but how tight do you have the boots?? In an ideal situation, you shouldn't have any room there at all, and your foot certainly shouldn't be coming up that much when you land.
Personally, (and my boots are pretty packed out), I've had them fitted, molded, and fit with superfeet insoles and there's basically no room between the top of my foot and the boot. When I land switch, my heel shifts up a negligable amount.
charmandersounds like your boots are too big to me.
expected this thread to be about not having enough instep height.
Caucasian_AsianFingers aren't a standard unit of measure.
15mm is a good fit. 10mm is aggresive, 20 is roomy. Over 20 is too big.
Cut some dowels of different diameter and place them behind your heel to properly measure.
Try adding a a small heel lift or shim under your foot bed.
shin-bang16mm from end of my heel, to the inside of the shells heel.
How much of a lift should I try? A cm? .5 cm? Also cardboard or thin thin wood?
do I add it just under the heel indent in my liner? Or the heel and small portion under the arch of my footbed.
tomPietrowskiThere certainly sounds as thoug there is too much space over the instep. One thing to check though is place your footbed in the shell and then check the volume over the instep. The footbed hopefully holds you more neutral and that will usually raise the instep. You probably want 10-15mm over the instep so you can experiment addin lifts under the liner and also potentially in the liner. I'm currently running a lift under the liner and one in the liner of my current boots. Lifts in liners won't always work but if the hell pocket has room you may find it snugs up the fit. However addin lifts will allow you to flex the boots more easily. From what you described it sounds like you need to swap the tounges for somthing stiffer. If the only way you can get a good flex is by over tightening the boots you really need to change the tounge.