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Re: Goods change after use / ski boots

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This sounds like it may be more of an issue with the way you ski than the boot itself. You should be able to tighten the ankle clip(s) such that the boot holds your foot toasts the rear of the boot, with your heel passed firmly as far back as it will go. If your toes are not touching the front of the boot at this point then they're almost certainly not too small.

When skiing, you should be able to hold your knees forwards so that this for position is maintained - if your legs are being pushed backwards then your toes will go forwards and upwards as you describe.
This, exactly. Could not post yesterday as I had run out of EF allowance so Ace beat me to it. You say you've skied for a long time- and this may be the problem is you have learnt on longer non carving skis and have not adapted your technique. If you do not 'crank down' properly and have your weight and angle right to put pressure on front of shins and push your feet back- your feet will slide forwards and hit the front and put pressure all round- and again, if you just tighten the boots, it will cause circulation problems and pain- agony even, and totally ruin your day. Are you using the power band tightly too- much better than over tightening clips. Impossible to advise wihout seeing you and the boots and how you ski, but I thin Ace has probably got the diagnosis right.

If that is the problem, book yourself 1 private lesson with the specific request to help you adapt to modern carving technique- and your problems will just disappear.

Tell us how you get on. From your post, I'd say the fitter knew what he was doing and adivsed you correctly.

If the boots have been heat moulded to your feet- they can't take them back as they can't resell or rent them either. The fact another shop told you you need a bigger size is no proof of boots being too small so will not stick. Ask the manager to re-check boot size with the seller. The socks you wear also can make a huge difference- cheaper ski socks are very thick and not well fitted, with square and bulky toe. Invest in 3 pairs of thin, ski pro socks, properly fitted on heel and toe. They are expensive, but can make such a difference- truly and surprisingly.

Tell us how you get on.

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Re: Goods change after use / ski boots

Any news… did you go back to the shop?
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Any news… did you go back to the shop?
All too often, there is a lack of a follow up post, when advice is sought.
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Re: Goods change after use / ski boots

Hi all, sorry for delayed response, had a hectic start of the week.

I went back to the shop last week and expressed my concerns. The salesperson measured my foot again. The length to the boot was indeed fine, however, what he did not look in to the first time was the width of my foot. I did not face such problems before, but my foot is pretty wide. So the boot that was half size larger did fit my feet better.

I had an option to either stretch the shell of the smaller boot or go for the larger one. I decided to pay a little extra and to change to the bigger boot. I skied again on the weekend and the feeling is much better.

Of course there is the risk that the boot will stretch out too much over time and my feet will move inside. But I guess if that would happen pads can be inserted around the lining to make it smaller?

Anyway for now I am very happy with the new boots and skis. Thanks all for your comments they were very helpful.
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Re: Goods change after use / ski boots

That's my problem, too - wide feet.

My new boots are half size bigger than my regular shoe size, and are fine in the length.

I previously wore two thin pairs of socks in my old boots, but after a short time I removed one pair when I skied in my new boots - to check for comfort, and it wasn't particularly cold at 1400m.

As I think I've already mentioned, Dalbello brand reckon to cater for the wider foot, for anyone who reads this in the future, who has similar issues.
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