Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Stuck in Ohio. Rockin it.
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So I hit up my local shop. The manager and I talked a bit about boots (he has K2 boots with a similar harness) and he took a look at mine. His verdict was that the boots were a little big on my feet but he didn't think they were so large that they were causing problems due to fit, which I disagree with. He also mentioned that the liners were in good shape for around 30 days. I picked up some custom insoles and put those in, they made my ankles a little more snug and were a lot more comfortable. However, after spending two days riding with new insoles and trying a few more positions with the boa and also trying some more shims I was still experiencing the same issue. Though one pertinent detail I noticed was that the foot pain seemed to develop on the lift but then subsided when I was able to set the board down. I think this issue gets chocked up to the fact that the boot is just too big and isn't providing enough support. With the weight of the board hanging off my foot, its all suspended on the ankle strap, with the boa harness below that. I reckon I could remedy this with a new liner, but while shopping I found a pair of TM-Twos in a size 10 for the same price as a new liner ($175). After measuring my foot I got about 10 10/16 inches, that's printed as size 10. I assume roughly a quarter size of pack out should get me a nice snug fit. Does that sound about right?
Edit: For the record, RMA is not an option, I live about 4000 miles away from the shop I bought my boots at, it's not worth my time. The boots have not suffered factory defect, and the soles haven't delaminated. I've also tried putting foam over the wear spots before I made this thread to no avail.
Last edited by Eat Sleep Shred; 01-27-2014 at 07:52 AM.