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Bataleon85Yes. I put some shred soles in. That's why I'm leaning toward socks being the problem because as I said I did my homework on the boots. There's literally no other area that's bothering me. They're a nice snug, comfy fit all over and feel great for ski boots. Almost as comfy as my snowboard boots. I just get mad inner ankle rubbing, particularly on the right foot. I don't feel it jostling around at all. It seems snug enough and I'm not getting heel play. I think I just need to play around with some ski specific socks. I know for a fact snowboard socks are thicker in the heel area, that's why it's the first conclusion I'm jumping to. (and cheapest haha) for what it's worth the only guy I know IRL who skis said maybe I should avoid walking unnecessarily, going to the lodge in them, etc. I mean I don't do that anyway. Mainly just to drain the lizard and warm up for a minute. Could be onto something though?
**This post was edited on Dec 22nd 2017 at 7:54:55am
onenerdykidGood socks to look for: Darn Tough Over The Calf Ultra Light, Smartwool PhD Ultra Light, Falke SK5 - basically anything synthetic or wool that is ultra thin. Thick socks will mess up the fit and cause you to be colder.
If you still have problems, then it is definitely not the sock but your boot/boot-fit. Your insole choice is also most likely part of the problem- Shred Soles don't do anything to properly support your foot and ensure your ankle is positioned in the right spot.
And while your boot might be "comfy" it doesn't necessarily mean it is the right thing for your foot. As a boot-fitter, the first thing I would check is to make sure you are in the right size and shape for your foot. If you want us to help you check this, just ask.
Bataleon85Sure. Hit me. I've done about everything that can be done with googling, snowboard boot expertise and a brick and mortar store. Every store is different. Some just wanna make a sale. I've found myself outsmarting many a boot fitter with snowboard boots, especially when it comes to foot width. Almost NONE of them ever check your width and wide feet are one of the leading causes of oversizing your mondo with snowboarding. But yeah hit me with any insight you got. I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about skiing.
Bataleon85I've just been using my smartwool PhD snowboards, thinking they would be up to the task, but every time I'm out I rub my ankles into absolute hamburger.
Bataleon85Well, I know my feet are borderline narrow. I think I might have screwed up on the width a little with that particular exercise. Brannocks have always put me around 3.9 or so which in my size is right around a D if not a hair below. I know it's a bit of a wide boot for me but I'll try to fine tune it a little more. Any recommendations for aftermarket liners or insoles?
CadeRI'd buy boots a boot fitter recommends
CadeRI ment buy the pair he recommended in the shop, not off eBay for cheap
CadeRI think your too into the measurements and should be trying on boots