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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 04:25 PM
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Heel lift

I just bought a new pair of 07 burton freestyle boots that fit me perfectly. Before these I had the same boots but 2 sizes bigger, but i liked them so much that i got them in my regular size. I thought my heel lift would go away but i'm still have a little bit of a heel lift. Is this heel lift normal?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 04:30 PM
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have you tried using the heel cup thingys? they are these foam crescent shaped thingys that you can stick onto the heel of your lining & it helps push it together for more support. your local board shop should be able to help you out with it.

that's the only advice i have. aside from that, i thought boots *usually* ran a size smaller than your street size.
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 05:01 PM
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lol yea ur right. The guy that sold me the boots told me I want boots that are a size bigger than my normal foot size, so i bought them. But now i know that it's a size smaller. So i had to get 2 sizes smaller. Thanks for the help but is this little heel lift normal? And are these boots even that great?
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heal lift is not a good thing! I ended up finding that solomons are the best for me because they have a narrower foot bed. also watch out for your boots they will pack out making it even worse. and yes burton sucks!
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Well I plan on keeping these boots anyways lol. They match all of my gear perfectly and they feel great cept the tiny heel lift, but I can buy a heel cup i guess. Burton overall doesn't suck I think, maybe just their boots lol.

And i have another question. I'm wearing my boots around the house so they form to my foot, but do i need to tie them up and everything or can i just wear them loose?
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 08:34 PM
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did you try a different pair of socks? I've found that burton socks give me really bad heel lift.


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you can try the heel wedges but I'm afraid the more you use your boots the worse the heel lift is going to get. Freestyles are the cheapest boots that Burton offers so you can also expect them to pack out faster than a higher quality boot.

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i had heel lift in my cheapass solomons, and my local shop put in some heel wedges fo free
the things worked great for me, and my heel lift is gone

also im pretty sure u should tie ur boots tight wen u wear them around the house
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hmm so not even a little heel lift is normal is boots?
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 07:00 AM
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The little heel cuppies that came with my Burton Sapphires do a lot to help the problem, as does lacing up my boots very snugly.

Also, what does "packing out" mean?
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