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What should I expect from a real boot fitting?
I bought new boots this year. The problem is... is they dont fit all that well... and since they had been sitting around the shop for a few seasons, and were on pretty heavy sale... they wont do free boot work on them.
I'm getting pretty bad shin bang, and they are much too tight on the sides of the arches. My right ankle is also killing me. I have booster straps, and they help... but not much.
They are technica diablo sparks. The size is 26.5. I have extremely thin and bony legs and feet, which means the shell presses into my foot, because the thickness of the liner is not enough to compensate for my bonyness.
In short, it seems that I was swayed too much by the price, and made a bad choice.
Should I start over with another boot fitting. Try to sell these, get the boots that realllllly fit (whatever the cost), and keep them for the next few years?
ite look i got instaprints for footbeds and they work pretty well. they eased up on hot spots and supported my arches so first you should get footbeds and go from there because once u grind your boot it will be hard to make them small if needed.
So the boot has some slop in it because your calf is small? I ended up getting a calf wrap and heel lock pads for on the outside of the liner and the foam pads for the tongues. Poserstraps are pretty cool as well, but might not be as beneficial.
Your last sentence is 100% right.
If you know the Tecnicas are ill-fitting boots, try to sell them, spend the bank and get a proper bootfit done - custom footbeds and all.
Once you have a pair of boots that are a perfect fit, you will enjoy your skiing so much more - you will be thinging about SKIING rather than your sore, aching foot!
Plus, getting a proper bootfit done will mean that you should be able to get free shell adjustments from the shop (and that should extend for at least a few years)
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