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Old 01-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
EatRideSleep
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Originally Posted by Bauba View Post
Before I bought this last pair of Nikes I probably tried on 20 pairs of boots. Im sure Ill do the same thing again I was hoping to narrow it down some before going in but you're right, that's the best way to figure it out.

I am interested in the FT sytem though. Aren't there 4 or 5 'zones' to tighten? Do you have trouble getting enough muscle to pull me tight enough?
Yeah, it's really the best and only way. I spent far longer in time and miles searching for a boot than I had originally planned. But it was with a good boot fitter that I found a pair that worked best for me. See if you can try boots while a fitter is working. I had well-intentioned shop kids try to help prior, but they just didn't have the same knowledge or experience as a fitter.

The FT on my model boot has an inner lace system and an outer. The outer has two pulls while the inner has one.

A helpful thing is to rotate your foot in both directions while pulling the inner lace. I usually do that with my foot elevated (standing on my other foot). When I do the outer laces up, I flex a bit down with my foot on the ground so it's not too tight where it shouldn't be.

I don't have a problem with having enough strength for it, but I have a lot of upper body strength Regardless, if you use leverage while tightening (push down with your foot as you pull up), you should be fine.
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