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Old 09.02.2021, 19:51
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Re: Feet hurting in [cross-country] ski boots

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Hi there,

To confirm, it seems as though you are taking lessons? .......... So ask your instructor for their opinion the next time you see them. Like so many sports, proper technique is key to avoiding pain or injury when XC-skiing, and also having maximal fun. :-)
Yes, I have taken a couple of lessons. Not happy with the instructor. Had a better one last year, but last year not enough snow in Jura. This year in Goms so much snow, but so different teaching technique.....

Will do it again, this year.

I think I am doing exactly what you said about promonation. Check how I stand, and this is correct, because boots are probably too wide for me....

My search will continue....
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Why smaller? I was told today that for classic sking thhey need to be size bigger.
I thought she meant smaller socks not smaller boots.
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I thought she meant smaller socks not smaller boots.
Yes. Loose socks move about, get wrinkles etc. Iím a size 38 shoe, but always ski (all forms) in a size 35-36 sock.

Classic boots should not be a size too big, they should fit just right, not too tight not too loose.
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Re: Feet hurting in [cross-country] ski boots

OP,

Step 1: find classic boots that are a comfortable width for you and have extra space in the toes (because your feet will slide forward while striding). If you have narrow feet, try Salomon or Rossignol.

Step 2: put an innersole in the boot that accommodates the needs of your foot (first remove the factory innersole).

Step 3: if your arches hurt, consider taping your arches.

Step 4: ski with proper technique - hopping forward off a flat foot with complete weight transfer (there are many youtube videos: "classic diagonal stride."). There is no kicking backwards. It's all forward motion.

Step 5: are your calves tight? If so, expect foot pain. Massage and stretch the calves.

Happy skiing.
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