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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2011, 07:56 AM
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I had same issues with my Restricted Hails. Both the ankle/top of foot and some outer pain in the soles of my feet.

Here's what I did to solve the issue for the ankle/top of foot pain:

I simply took more control over the tightening of my liner and laces. I'm used to cranking my liner tight in my other boots. With the Hails, I did it slightly looser than normal. Still tight, but not the tightest like I used to. With my outer laces, I kept the top foot area fairly loose and did the ankle area (right before the cuff) less than tight. For the cuff, I did the first set of hooks just tight. For the remaining hooks, I did them as tight as I could. I get no heel lift and this solved my ankle/top of foot pain. Obviously, it's still possible to get pain especially if you wear traditional strap bindings and ride for extended periods of time.

For the pain in the outer area of my soles, a change in my cant settings alleviated the pain. The Restricted Hails have the EST soles. This is a lower profile sole and is pretty flat. Burton designed this to compliment their EST bindings on their ICS boards. So basically, this means you're going to feel everything under your feet on none EST/ICS setups. I tried them on my Flows which have a plastic cover on the base and I did not like that lol. On my 390 Boss, I started with the 3.0 cant and felt a lot of discomfort on the outer soles of my feet. Changed it to the 2.0 cant and the pain went away. Reviews and David Z's rants
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