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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 10:10 AM
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Heel lift

What is the best way to eliminate heel lift? I have heard heel shims and eliminator tongues can help, which is better? thanks
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or really fat sox , does the trick for me , i have a small heel and big foot
i had to buy the boot with the smallest lift
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REI sells some foam "butterfly's" to tighten up the heel pocket. You may have to ask for them in the boot section of the store. They measure about 8 inches wide by maybe 5 inches tall by 3/16" thick. They have 3m adhesive on the back...Remove your liner..stick your foot in the liner then wrap your heel in the "butterfly" with the ankles resting in the wing pockets. Reinstall your liner and no more heel lift. I'm using them on my Van Encores and they have made the difference.
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Or how bout learn to ride properly?
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There are can be several reasons for heel lift.

1. The boot is too big. Pull out the liner, pu your foot in the shell with your toes touching the front, there should be 3/4" space behind your heel. If there is more than 3/4", you can go to a smaller size boot, or use something to fill this space, like the "butterfly" mentioned above.
2. Small ankles, if the size is correct, sometimes you just can't get the boot to tighten properly, an Eliminator tongue can help.
3. Narrow or skinny feet, you will need to take up space, high volume footbeds can help, or tognar sells a narrowing pad that could help as well.
4. Crappy boots, some boots just arent designed properly, and will not tighten up in the right areas, not much can be done here.

If you have expensive boots, spending some time at a boot fiiter is worth it.

I have the narrow ankle problem and use an Eliminator tongue, works great. I also use an aftermarket foot bed. Sperfeet are good, Sole (yoursole.com) are better.
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Im confused about the superfeet insoles..looking at them it looks like if anything it would lift my heel UP more and out of the U shape grips most boots have on the back to hold your heel in place...or am i misunderstanding something?

My feet are shaped wierd apparently, even my new rulers fit absolutely gorgeously on my left foot, and while my right foot is in there good its not "as good" as the left..kinda wierd i'd like to try some things to see if they help...

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Im confused about the superfeet insoles..looking at them it looks like if anything it would lift my heel UP more and out of the U shape grips most boots have on the back to hold your heel in place...or am i misunderstanding something?

My feet are shaped wierd apparently, even my new rulers fit absolutely gorgeously on my left foot, and while my right foot is in there good its not "as good" as the left..kinda wierd i'd like to try some things to see if they help...
The heel cup in the Superfeet is really deep. I find most boots fit better, and less sloppy with a good set of footbeds in them.

Try www.yoursole.com

I have these... they are better than Superfeet in my opinion.

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yeah i use superfeetz got a pair for free and they are some killer sets
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Thanks for the help guys
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