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Snow footwear for paraplegics

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Hi all, I am paraplegic with a full amputation of my left leg. I am trying to find ski/snow boots which are easy to get on as the one I own zips half way down the boot and I canít manipulate my foot enough to get it on. Last time I went sit skiing at Tamworth I had to wear my Vans shoe as I couldnít get the boot on and ended up with a heel sore cause it got so wet.

Does anyone have any suggestions?? Ideally I donít want to spend hundreds of pounds but would like something that is robust enough to wear on a ski holiday as well as on the indoor slopes.

Thanks, Adam.
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@Adam81, welcome to SHs snowHead

Have you had a look in Decathlon? Although you might be a little out of season...
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@Adam81, Sorel do a wide range of waterproof boots, which are lace up, maybe theyíd be good and warm too.....might be some online deals now itís end of season? Welcome to SH by the way.
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Thanks for the welcome! The boot I have was from Decathlon and I really struggle to get my foot in it. Iíll have a look at Sorel and see what they have.
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@Adam81, Sorel's are well regarded but I odn't think cheap.

Decathlon do varoius models, at least, out here (France), including some Sorel look alikes.
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Quechua Forclaz 900 Warm Menís Snow Boots ?

https://www.swissmountainleader.com/2016/01/quechua-forclaz-900-warm-mens-snow-boots/
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@ise, wink ... being from Decathlon?
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@Adam81, welcome to Snowheads. My OH wears 'Woof Wear short yard boots' for gardening, as he finds them so easy to get on and off, they're waterproof and have Velcro straps. They're sold all over the place, just Google for them. They also do a long version, but that might not be as easy to get into.
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What about a snowboard boot? They open out easily enough so you should have good access and are warm and waterproof. Second hand pairs often go for peanuts on eBay so should be easy enough to get hold of - heck if you're a size 8UK i've an old pair of Van Encores you can have with the Boa lacing you can have on spec.
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Iím a size 11UK so no go with the Vans but thanks for offering. Iíll have a look on eBay and see what I can find.
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£25-£30 inc postage should sort you out for used snowboard boots in good condition. Quick look and there is a pair of s12 ThirtyTwo brand boots which might give you easier on-off access for £15. Good luck, hope you find something that works for you, and Welcome to Snowheads snowHead
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@Adam81, these look decent value

http://m.barrabes.com/en-gb/sorel-caribou/p-17663?idvariedad=69633&opt=d&utm_source=Google.uk&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_campaign=producto&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI76au4ZC92gIVCFXTCh1I7gGqEAQYCCABEgJq_fD_BwE

Also a 5% discount code on there
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