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Old 03-07-2010, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help finding new boots... I have very skinny feet, ankles, and calfs to the point where no matter how much I tighten my boots they always feel loose. I've had this problem with every pair of boots that I've owned. I try them on in the store and they feel fine but ten minutes into riding with them and they start feeling really loose.

My current boots are women's 8.5 Burton Sapphire. If anyone can suggest a brand or style that might fit me properly I would really appreciate it.

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When you say the boot feels fine at the store, do they feel snug? Or just comfortable? Do your toes touch the tip of your boot? Your toes should touch the tip of your boot slightly, but not with alot of pressure. Try Salomon boots...
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Get a higher quality boot maybe? Burtons typically suck and the ones you got have bad reviews from what I've heard

Look into the Nike boots as they're known for having one of the best fits in the industry
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yeah salomon boots fit really snug, especially if you size down a little bit.

i'd suggest different insoles and maybe an extra pair of socks might do the trick.
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When you say the boot feels fine at the store, do they feel snug? Or just comfortable? Do your toes touch the tip of your boot? Your toes should touch the tip of your boot slightly, but not with alot of pressure. Try Salomon boots...
I don't remember exactly how they felt in the store (I bought them a while ago) but my toes do touch the tips of the boots slightly. I think the boots are the perfect length, and even if they're a little wide in the foot I'm not really bothered by that. Mostly they're just reallllyy loose in the ankles and calfs, which i think affects my ability to control my board.
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Get a higher quality boot maybe? Burtons typically suck and the ones you got have bad reviews from what I've heard

Look into the Nike boots as they're known for having one of the best fits in the industry
That being said, Burton boots fit me like a fucking glove and haven't failed yet.

Can't speak for your pair, as I don't have experience with women's boots, but every brand tends to fit a differently shaped foot, so maybe they are too narrow for you.
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Instead of buying new boots have you looked into getting your boot professionally fitted. If your feet/calf really are unusually narrow that would be your only option anyway.
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i have the same problem; skinny feet, skinny ankles, chicken legs. I think Nike boots have the best fit for people like us. Try some ZF1s.
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Get a higher quality boot maybe? Burtons typically suck and the ones you got have bad reviews from what I've heard

Look into the Nike boots as they're known for having one of the best fits in the industry
By who? Who says they have the best fit in the industry huh? I can tell you from a fitters perspective they don't really offer anything more than a most mid level boots that don't offer any special features at all. Also best boot is the one that fits your foot.

Here's the deal kid, skinny calf/ankle is a bitch and you'll probably never find a boot that fits something that narrow. What you need done is a butterfly wrap for the ankle so it sucks up more volume above and below the ankle, then a tongue shim put in to also suck up more volume in that location, then that should solve your problem. Go swing into your local ski shop and talk to the ski boot fitting specialist they'll know how to take care of you.
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