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Ski Boot Tongue Pinch-Is there a fix?

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I bought some Lange ski boots today for $200 and have the option to return them as long as I don't put them in any ski bindings.

The boots fit great (have had big troubles with all rental boots and even new boots) but on the right one I experience a small pinch where the boot tongue meets the boot. I only experience it if I lean into them a lot (which obviously isn't optional)

Is there any way to fix it by bending the tongue or does it break-in? Should I just return them?
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@südtirolistdeutsch, is the pinch more down the way or in the way (into the leg or down onto the foot)

the fix is different for each, what you can try is taking out the liner and flattening the tongue a little by bending it back (it wont break) to see if it is just he edge that has curled around, this is quite common if you pull up hard on the tongue when putting the boot on
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@südtirolistdeutsch, is the pinch more down the way or in the way (into the leg or down onto the foot)

the fix is different for each, what you can try is taking out the liner and flattening the tongue a little by bending it back (it wont break) to see if it is just he edge that has curled around, this is quite common if you pull up hard on the tongue when putting the boot on


The pinch is more up on the the leg close to the top of the boot. Now experiencing it on both legs. It's not really painful just uncomfortable. I'll try doing what you suggest. I tried on the boots with ski socks on but forgot to have my long johns on as well, I'll see if that makes a difference
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@südtirolistdeutsch, I don't think your longjohns should be in your boots...

there must be a mechanical problem, and it must be visible?
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@südtirolistdeutsch, Long johns are best above the boot surely?

I had this with a pair of new boots recently. I grinned and beared it but they got more painful and eventually drew blood on my leg. I bought some large plasters from the pharmacy and put these on my shins, and also trimmed the boot tongue with a sharp blade, seemed fine after that.....fine tuning!
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@südtirolistdeutsch, flattening the tongue may help... are you using any form of custom footbed? has the cuff alignment been set up for your leg, if not to either then that could be the cause... the foot collapsing slightly and or the angle your foot and leg meet is not optimum for the boot set up as it is
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Hey everyone, thanks for all the great help! I went back to the ski store, talked with the owner and got them heat-molded which the guys who sold it to me never even offered (they even said they didn't do custom fitting). They fit great now and I'm so glad to finally have bought my own boots!
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