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2 footbeds in one boot

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Had my boots fitted at Nevada Sports in Tignes. They've always felt a tiny bit big. Last year I added a pair of cycling shoe cheap insoles under the custom footbeds and this helped a lot. Today I was searching through the garage for the leafblower, when I came across an old pair of Salomons from about 15 years ago, only skied 2 weeks on them cos they were horrid fit ( S &R ) but they did have a lovely pair of Sidas custom insoles. Swapped these for the cycling shoe ones, so now have 2 custom footbeds in each boot. Feel lovely and snug now, and strangely seem to offer more arch support. Shall find out more on next week's trip to Cas. A simple way to decrease the volume of the inners maybe a quarter to half size?
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@endoman, but you'll have are supports on top of arch supports. I have low volume feet and find cork floor tiles make great volume reducers for ski boots.
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Won't it just move the same level of support a couple of mm's higher up the boot? If I stacked 15 identical supports on top of each other the arch will still get the same support won't it? Just thinking out loud here
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Try a third pair.
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@endoman,
Crikey, I have just entered a parallel skiing universe! Who needs CEM?
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anyone wanna buy a shop in bicester rolling eyes
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endoman wrote:
Had my boots fitted at Nevada Sports in Tignes. They've always felt a tiny bit big.


You don't say... rolling eyes
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@endoman, I think everyone is trying to suggest you turn that frown upside down and start again with correctly sized boots. Chuck the two pairs you have on Ebay and put it down to experience.
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Yep, I shall certainly be using CEM for the next set of boots.
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Took them to cas today. 2 runs and the extra insole was removed , you'll not be surprised to know. Back to the original config with buckles done up one more. Feels a bit roomy but no discomfort. New boots for next year, mrs endo would be the former mrs endo if I got some this year!
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Kelskii wrote:
......I have low volume feet and find cork floor tiles make great volume reducers for ski boots.

This is the type of solution for the short term until you get new boots, ie either a flat shim underneath your existing footbed inside the liner or a flat firm rubber'ish shim on top of the boot board below the liner.
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spyderjon wrote:
Kelskii wrote:
......I have low volume feet and find cork floor tiles make great volume reducers for ski boots.

This is the type of solution for the short term until you get new boots, ie either a flat shim underneath your existing footbed inside the liner or a flat firm rubber'ish shim on top of the boot board below the liner.


Cool, my cycling insoles are pretty flat and thin, I'll cut the arches out and see if they will work as a shim, they did ok last year.
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@endoman, I found that the only problem with using insoles as volume reducers is that they're too compressible and not firm enough. This can affect feel/proprioception when skiing. You can buy sheets of firm proprietary volume reducing foam material online to create the shims that Jon mentions above but I prefer to use cork as it's easier to grind if this is required. You may find that you need to feather/taper the toe end of a shim to prevent pinching of toes. In my current Scarpa touring boots I use a bit of cork just under the forefoot to create a flatter platform for my foot, removing the Scarpa 'bump'. These boots don't have a boot board.
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Wouldnt the insoels slide agaisnt each other and then cause other problems? Would it be best to just buy insoles that are higher in the arch support?
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Well I managed 8 days skiing with my cut down to flat cycling insole as a volume reducer. Never had to unclip all day, and zero discomfort / numbness. Still will get new boots for next year though as if all goes to plan I should manage quite a bit more skiing.
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Update on this. I went to S4Feet last week for boot fitting. Confirmed that my previous boots were a full mondo point size too big. Now have some lovely shiny new boots in a low volume model, so I know a bit more about my foot shape etc. Shall hopefully get to a fridge soon as mrs endo starts to take some lessons.
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