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Ski Boot Fitting

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi, I've finally taken the plunge to upgrade my Salamon 9.x Performa ski boots. I spent 2 hours this weekend with a boot fitter and narrowed down the search to Atomic hawx 120 or Salamon X-max 120. The Salomon has a custom fit shell, and when fitted are really comfortable, except that I have a pressure point at the crease of where the shell turns from the foot to the leg. I get relief when I'm in skiing position, but if i'm sitting or walking or standing the pressure cuts off the circulation to my foot. The fitter ran out of ideas for relieving the pressure and said he would speak to some people for advice today. I tried removing the footbeds and this seemed to ease the pressure. Just canavasing ideas, I'm not keen on cutting the boot in any way and the custom fitting, as good as it is for the shell, cant really deal with this. My alternative is the Atomic boot, but this is not as comfortable, I feel pressure points on my ankle bones and would need this adjusting, which I could do, but I've sort of afallen for the Salomons and would really like to find a solution. Any thoughts greatly received.! BTW I couldn't believ the difference in weight between these new boots and my old one, 1kg combined!
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
someone with a lot more knowledge than I will most likely be along shortly. I had a similar experience, had atomic tracker 130's fitted. I had some discomfort on one boot. The fitter suggested removing the plate from the from of the boot (i have no idea if the salomon have this) which i did off and on for the first week or 2. Now the boots have settled in a the plates are in all of the time with no issues.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
BOD, if the bootfitter has run out of ideas...I'd say go somewhere else to buy your boots.
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gatecrasher, is right, go elsewhere, you need to have confidence in the fitters abilities, they are not cheap but are well worth the money when they get it right.
Don't worry too much if adjustments need to be made, your seeing a fitter to get a good fit, it is this sort of expertise your paying for. I had to have some of the plastic chopped and flared to accommodate my calf muscle, unless you know what your looking for you would not notice the modification. I thought my boots were too short wheras actually my heel was not sitting in the cup because my calf was pushing into the back of the boot and pushing my whole foot forward. Had I not listened to the fitter I would have wasted money on boots that fit like wellies!
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gatecrasher wrote:
BOD, if the bootfitter has run out of ideas...I'd say go somewhere else to buy your boots.


Good words! If they're willing to sell a boot to you that Isn't suitable that would set alarm bells ringing in my head, as allways if you're around the Bicester area then check out solutions4feet, been fitting my and g/f's, parents and friends for years with no problems!
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