I have a pair of Full Tilt Drop Kicks. They have been great for two seasons now. I recently got new intution pro wrap liners for them. Since, i have had a soreness in the back of my calf, just above my Achilles. Its not a sharp pain, just a slight pressure. Cant figure out why. I also ground down the point where the middle buckle screw is placed. Helped a little but didnt get rid of the pressure. I have custom footbeds and a booster strap. Never had this until i changed the liners. Any thoughts. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I can't recall what liners initially came in the drop kicks but the pro wrap liners have a piece similar to a J bar around that area to help lock down your heel in the boot. As the liner continues to pack out the pressure should ease as the foam compresses. That's my educated guess on what the problem is but it's kind of hard to say without seeing exactly where the pain is. Maybe tom or nerdy will have more input but for now that's my 2 cents.
Your new liner is typically thicker and firmer than the normal liner that comes in a Drop Kick. If it is taking up too much room, you can try to remove the spoiler (little plastic black piece that is sometimes screwed onto the top-rear of the cuff) or make the boot more upright by removing the forward lean chip that normally lives in between the bottom of the cuff and cuff-seat of the shell (rear of the boot). Does your boot have either the spoiler or forward lean shim in place?
I have the spoiler and the 2mm forward lean in the back. And no, i dont tuck anything into my boot, only an extra thin sock. Thanks for the help onenerdykid, ill try messing with the forward lean and spoiler, see if it helps