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FrozinballzI got boots too big and got the worst shin bang ever. Couldn't ride and barely could ski down the hill. Got fitted and the boot is comfortable, but after the first day my toe nail is black and blue and is about to fall off.
Ski boot fit seems to be finicky and you are probably right, maybe a little big for ya
El_MoeHow big are you? That's a pretty stiff boot, is your heel coming out of the pocket?
Greg_KLast year I got shin bang on my legs a bit on the first few days of skiing as my upper buckle/strap were not tight enough allowing for too much movement even with properly fitting boots. After tightening the upper buckles, there was still pain as the damage had been done but it eventually heeled and was fine later in the season.
This year there was slight soreness the first time out but more of a "getting used to the boots again" and was fine the next ski day by having the upper buckles and straps tighter.
Would get your feet properly measured and boots fitted to see if that's the issue and if they are okay, it might be a matter of upper buckles not tight enough allowing too much movement. Boots may be too large and your heel/feet will move too much regardless of how tight your buckles are.
Might still be painful to ski for awhile as it's been bruised though.
CheddarJackStop skiing/landing backseat and get some boots that fit. You should not be able to fit shin pads in your boots, nor should you do that. There are a handful of smaller reasons that can cause shinbang but those are the main two.
ZennanI admit I was sending a few cliffs and did land in the back seat on some... It was a sick drop tho :p worth it? probably not since I have a few huge powder days coming with some shin bangs that could have been lessened from not sending those baddies
doitbigAssuming your boots are too big.
Take the liner out, put foot in shell, see how many fingers you can fit behind your heel with your toes touching the front of the boot and report back.
brett_fisherWhen their sore it's hard to ride tight but getting rid of the extra space can help
Some people say booster straps help a lot