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Skinny kid wants freestyle boots
Im a skinny dude and ive had a lot of shinbang problems, toebang problems, and even a bone spur in my ankle, im just wondering if anyone has had any suggestions for a good narrow foot boot, it doesnt even have to be a "freestyle boot" im sure there are good freeski boots that work in the park as well, thanks. Oh yeah and im also considering simply packing out my boot, so yeab
Check the sticky.
"Is a hickie a dong shaped bruise on the face as a result of being cock slapped? Because I have those" - Aidan-G
I'm sorry, but every thread asking this question is directed to the sticky, and simply saying "you have to try everything on" is really unhelpful.
Obviously, the boots need to be tried on, but it'd be great to have some input/suggestions so I'm not going to every store and trying on every fucking boot, and learning that the store/brand doesn't carry any boots with a remotely similar shape of my foot.
I have the exact same problem as op, and it's really frustrating trying to find boots. I just wanna know where to start? I've tried on full tilts, salomons, rossignols, scarpas, nordicas etc. and the only boot that I've found to fit my leg, (spk's) I fear are too wide for my regular width foot.
so, could anyone direct me to a brand with:
small opening (there's a huge gap in most boots between leg and shin, causing most pressure to be focused on the bottoms of my shins)
I've been told by some that dalbello's might fit the bill with a small opening, but by others that they're the same shape as FullTilt's, which I just owned... and hated.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Being skinny doesn't assume anything about your feet.
I don't know what the op is asking, but I'm referring to chicken legs with regular feet. the circumference of my legs is disproportionate to the size of my foot
Nobody can tell you what will work for either you on the internet. Go to a legit shop and let the bootfitter do his job.
Thats the only advice that is worth a damn in these generic boot threads. Not being a dick, just honest
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I don't get that response. I haven't looked around enough, but I am educated enough to know that certain brands have certain traits, one of which might be leg opening. I'm not asking you to tell me what boots to buy, I'm just asking for suggestions, as its tiresome to go into shops and try on every boot they have
Also, I would love it if it were as easy as a fitter telling me what boot to buy, but i've yet to find a legit one who won't just recommend what they want to sell.
No they don't. Almost every single brand makes boots for super super narrow feet, narrow feet, medium narrow, medium, medium wide, wide, and super wide feet. Each brand will approach those foot shapes with a different ideas, which is why there is no easy answer. And what will work for someone's narrow foot will not work for someone else's narrow foot.
Basically, there is no brand specific fit, which is why you need to see a boot-fitter who will assess your biomechanical needs and find the right solution for your specific need set.
WE ARE SKIING.
Well you know more than I do. I'm arguing by what I'm told by the shitty boot fitters at my shop. I suppose I'll ask you then if you're willing to help:
After wearing them for a while, I ended up buying some (returnable) spk's. They fit me perfectly from the cuff up, and perfect length, I'm sure of both of those things. Is there any reason the 4 mm of wiggle room will me over, besides sloppiness?
I have the same problem, went to a bootfitter and got a pair of Fischer Soma X-100, which he said is one of the narrowest boots before they become race-boots.
I am super happy with them, they really cradle my foot well.
This is why people always respond with "go see a boot-fitter"- someone needs to look at your foot, assess your ankle flexibility, see how your foot interacts with the bare shell, and numerous other checks. The SPK you are in could be a great boot for you, but we are unable to assess it.
The only questions we can honestly answer are questions about quality or price or other variables that do not hinge on fit/flex. So, if you've tried on a boot and it has been checked to fit well and you have questions about durability or quality then those are legitimate things to ask about.
WE ARE SKIING.
im not sure why you try on every boot. I got my boots 5 or 6 years ago, i sat on the bench while the guy measured my feet. He then brought me 2 boots to try. I did no thinking in the process before the boots were on my feet. I bought the first pair, took nearly 2 years and close to 100 days of skiing to get em perfect but now they fit like a dream.
If your shop sucks then your kinda boned and hopefully you can switch shops
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I thought full tilts fit everyone
so my friend who has very skinny legs was telling me about these extra thick padded boot liners that worked for him, i don't know what there called but you might want to look them up?
GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GO SKI
Boot fitter is key. However you mentioned ankle bone spurs... I can tell you that I've tried on /have used fts classic shells,Nordicas 3 piece shells, and spks... All of those had wrecked my ankles ... The only boots I can ski are technicas and dalbellos.... This is just from my experience. Yours will not be the same but I thought I would share
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