Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
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When my wife was looking for new boots, the sales rep was putting some J-bars onto the liner for her. He positioned them - from what I can tell - around/under the butt of her ankle. If you look into your lining, they seemed to be around where the liner pinches in to lock in your heel. The obvious advantage of this of course is to further pronounce that "pinch" to keep your heel down.
Putting the J-Bars down to the base of your foot sounds totally wrong. Sounds like your pinching your heel, not just above your heel (where your foot is much narrower before the butt of your heel). Look at some pictures of the liner for the Salomon Malamute (which has removable J-Bar stays) to an get idea of where they should go.
Also, if a J-bar on either side is too much, try just putting in one per foot. I've put mine just on the lateral side and left the medial sides as is. Depends on how thick your J-bars are, but two might be just too thick to be comfortable.
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