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Old 11-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just bought a new pair of 2013 Burton Hail boots and I'm having problems with the liners. I have a weird shaped foot so it's not unusual for me to have to spend several days braking in a pair of shoes, but these boots are routinely making my toes numb. I've narrowed it down to a blood flow issue due to the liners. I'm not feeling any pressure points or anything like that, the problem is with the top of the liners.

Even with the inner and outer laces completely undone and only the liner velcro'd on, my toes a will still go numb.


I've already read the FAQ thread but it doesn't address my issue.

Is there a way to modify the liner to better accommodate my calves?
I'd prefer not to have to buy a custom liner (poor grad student) so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Return them. Now. Today. Don't wait. They don't fit.

If your feet are going numb while sitting in the recliner, you need different boots.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Return them. Now. Today. Don't wait. They don't fit.

If your feet are going numb while sitting in the recliner, you need different boots.
^This. Don't mess around with boots
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Pm burtonavenger. Feet/boots are his thing!
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Damn I was hoping for it to be possibles to fix, I got these for a great deal.

I pm'd burtonavenger, hopefully he has some good news for me.
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How specifically do they fit? Where are they tight or loose? Where are the pressure points? Toes touching end, not touching squished? What size street shoes vs size of boots?
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The fit feels great. No pressure points, no heal lift (when I have my orthotics in), perfect width in the forefoot and heel. I usually wear an 11 to accommodate the width of my foot, so I spoke with Burton CS on the phone prior to purchasing and they said to go with a 10.5. The length feels perfect.

The past couple of seasons I've been using a pair of Forum Destroyer boots I got off Craigslist. Complete crap, toes were cold everyday, pressure points for days, so I'm used to the feeling.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Burton boots are a little too narrow across my forefoot (knuckles?) and fit my heel loose. If I size up to make the forefoot right, they are too long and too large in the heel area.

K2 fits me better. Wider in the forefoot area, more volume around the arch, and much tighter on my heel.

My point is, try on more boots.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I usually wear an 11 to accommodate the width of my foot, so I spoke with Burton CS on the phone prior to purchasing and they said to go with a 10.5. The length feels perfect.
I also have a wide foot and have ruled out any Burton boot as the toe box on so many models is just to narrow for me.
As kaborkian said Burtons are narrow, I also have had good luck with K2's and Vans giving me the room I need in the toebox area. Not sure if they can stretch out the toe box to help you out.
Hopefully BA will chime in on this
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So when trying on boots in the shop, should there be no pain at all right from the get-go? I've never had a shoe that didn't require a break-in period, should I expect differently from some boots?

Also, I was considering these along with the Burton Hails, but choose the Hails dues to the traditional lacing what do you guys think of these?

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