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Boots too big

 Poster: A snowHead
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Ok, so I've been stupid but we are where we are. Last Easter bought a new pair of boots in resort, old pair had done 15 years and the new ones felt so good and my skiing improved overnight as the tighter flex just felt so awesome!

Two days into this year's trip and having compared the standard footbed with my old custom footbed, these boots are bigger. Bummer! Like I said, we are where we are.

Just back to the apartment and I've tried putting my old custom foot beds on top of the bog standard ones and the fit feels much better. What are the possible downsides of trying this tomorrow?

Anything else I can do to improve the situation?

Heel lift is not a problem, they just feel massive around the toe and ball of the foot area....?

snowHead Embarassed
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I had similar, and made a " fix" with a flat footbed as a shim. It sort of helped a bit.

The only real answer is boots that fit though. I gave up with the first pair and got some fitted properly, and it's a different world.
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Ski Tyke, I was wondering why you didn't take your old custom footbed along when you bought the new boots ?
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@Bones, it's a good question. I don't have a good answer..!
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One piece of mitigating evidence - I have lost 10kgs in between ski holidays which must've played some part in the new slack fit, although it doesn't account for the new boots being physically bigger... Embarassed
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Quote:

I've tried putting my old custom foot beds on top of the bog standard ones and the fit feels much better. What are the possible downsides of trying this tomorrow?

Try it?

If it doesn’t work out, it’s easy to take out one or the other and continue on. You’re no worse off than not trying.

I can’t see any downside.
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I'd suggest a flat, incompressible volume reducer such as these:

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/berghaus-3mm-volume-adjuster-p328444
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@Ski Tyke, my boots last season were properly fitted, I've also lost some weight and it has made a surprising difference to the fit of my boots, I've really had to crank up the buckles, and can probably move the adjustable calf buckle back in to the narrowest setting now.
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Seemed to work ok.... snowHead
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IM 27,3 cm on my foot
Last year i used x pro 90 size 28
after 20-30 times use they were to large

I bougth them new on 50% and sold them for 25% for full price

And bought x 100 this year for 50%
Went down to 27,5
Very hard in the beginning compared to the ones before, thigth etc... I use a super thin wool sock its similar to a fine clothing suits/smoking in appeareance.

Now i start noticing the boots are getting larger and larger...

My next step is to use the wider merino wool socks that i used before , they have padding... After that I will buy a new custom sole.

Next time u buy booes... measure ure foot long before.

Put a peace of A4 white paper, a pen, two books... Measure sides and length.
Do it a couple of times to get specific, heck do it before sleep and in the morning.

Anyways... I was a 27.3 and bougth a 28...
When i went down to 27.5 i went down 28.5 to 27.5 in outer boot plastic.
But the inner sole 28.00 to 27.5 So my boot became 1cm shorter...

I never did any custom heating, no need for this.

when u buy boots in a shop.... Take out the inner shoe from the plastic shoe.
put the inner shoe on and feel with fingers the gaps... And know that it will increase 0,5 to 1.0 size after some use.

My experience is that i usually manage to find boots on 50% sale. Ive been lucky so far. Good luck
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IM 27,3 cm on my foot
Last year i used x pro 90 size 28
after 20-30 times use they were to large

I bougth them new on 50% and sold them for 25% 0f full price

And bought salomon x 100 this year for 50%
Went down to 27,5
Very hard in the beginning compared to the ones before, thigth etc... I use a super thin wool sock its similar to a fine clothing suits/smoking in appeareance.

Now i start noticing the boots are getting larger and larger...

My next step is to use the wider merino wool socks that i used before , they have padding... After that I will buy a new custom sole.

Next time u buy booes... measure ure foot long before.

Put a peace of A4 white paper, a pen, two books... Measure sides and length.
Do it a couple of times to get specific, heck do it before sleep and in the morning.

Anyways... I was a 27.3 and bougth a 28...
When i went down to 27.5 i went down 28.5 to 27.5 in outer boot plastic.
But the inner sole 28.00 to 27.5 So my boot became 1cm shorter...

I never did any custom heating, no need for this.

when u buy boots in a shop.... Take out the inner shoe from the plastic shoe.
put the inner shoe on and feel with fingers the gaps... And know that it will increase 0,5 to 1.0 size after some use.

My experience is that i usually manage to find boots on 50% sale. Ive been lucky so far. Good luck
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Apologies for resurrecting this old thread but wanted to share the outcome.

So, I was in Meribel last week and booked an appointment at The Boot Lab.

As predicted above, I ended up with a new pair of boots which look like they’d fit inside my old pair!

After a first day of agony on the slopes, a bit of shell blowing down the outside of each foot has left me with a pair of boots that are very snug fitting, comfortable and have helped my skiing enormously.

Just wanted to put a shout out for The Boot Lab as their service and attention to detail was very impressive.

Probably spent over 3 hours in the shop over two days and a lot more money than I’d have ideally liked but at my age, they’ll probably se me out so all worth it!

And sold the oversize ones on eBay this morning at reasonable money. snowHead Very Happy
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@Ski Tyke, that’s excellent...but there’s something which is niggling me.

Both you and HellsBells seem to lose weight from your feet? What the hell kind of diet were you on? It’s not a well known weight-loss area....
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@valais2, It's a bat diet. Loads of fruit, then at night you hang.................

Anyway, you get the picture.
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@valais2, i lost half a size off my feet when i lost 2 stone
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@thecramps, sounds like a batty idea.
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@holidayloverxx, gosh half a size...this is very interesting actually, not something I have heard of before.

A quick search suggests it is a real thing, with various factors contributing.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/405511-when-you-lose-weight-do-your-feet-get-smaller/

I can see the daytime TV ad ‘Feet too big?....time to try our targeted foot diet....’
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I know someone who lost two shoe sizes when they lost 7 stone
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