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Old 01-04-2012, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

So I have size 10 K2 Darko boots. For those unfamiliar, it's the boot with a boa system on the side, laces up the front.
Now, my foot fits great into the boot. However, I have very small calves and ankles so I am at a point where I almost have to cut off the circulation in my foot to simply keep my heel from lifting in my boot. Suggestions?
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same issue man I suffer from narrow heels however I managed to find some decent BOA boots that fit me luckily enough.

However have you considered trying to put in some J-bars between your lining and boot at all?
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I know man it's such a pain. Acutally, I haven't. I'll give those a shot. Thanks!
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Yea dude no probs hope they work for ya!
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My new thirty-two focus boa boots have an ankle strap that is attached to the heel area of the outer boot, when you crank it up your heel simply cannot lift, combined with dual zone boa the fit is better than anything I have ever had before.
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Hi there,

So I have size 10 K2 Darko boots. For those unfamiliar, it's the boot with a boa system on the side, laces up the front.
Now, my foot fits great into the boot. However, I have very small calves and ankles so I am at a point where I almost have to cut off the circulation in my foot to simply keep my heel from lifting in my boot. Suggestions?
Short term go to tognar.com and buy some C or L-pads and stick them onto the sides of your liners around you ankle bones to fill in the space between you ankle bone and heel.

C-pads are better for filling in the area between your calf and your ankle

L-pads are better for filling in the area between your ankle and heel


In reality, the C and L pads are almost the same so if you are not sure, just get a couple of C-pads. You can stack multiple pads if needed.

In the long term, you need to try a different brand of boot (if you every have to tighten you boots more than "just snug" then you boots don't fit you properly)... (blah blah boots need perfect fit)... I recommend Nitro boots for people with narrow ankle/heels.
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Short term go to tognar.com and buy some C or L-pads and stick them onto the sides of your liners around you ankle bones to fill in the space between you ankle bone and heel.

C-pads are better for filling in the area between your calf and your ankle

L-pads are better for filling in the area between your ankle and heel


In reality, the C and L pads are almost the same so if you are not sure, just get a couple of C-pads. You can stack multiple pads if needed.

In the long term, you need to try a different brand of boot (if you every have to tighten you boots more than "just snug" then you boots don't fit you properly)... (blah blah boots need perfect fit)... I recommend Nitro boots for people with narrow ankle/heels.
Narro ankle/heel superfat foot= Fucked.

Good info. I just ordered some C pads and a heel wedge and ankle wraps from Tognar. Going to town on my boots. The only pain i feel in my boots are foot cramps from tippy toeing everytime I go toe side. It sucks.
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Have you tired moving Velcro section on the back of the outer tongue around. I moved mine up and it fit better
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I have narrow feet with high arches and have had problems in every boot I have worn. Nike boots + Superfeet insoles finally fixed all of my boot issues.....one of which was heal lift no matter how tight they were.
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Narro ankle/heel superfat foot= Fucked.

Good info. I just ordered some C pads and a heel wedge and ankle wraps from Tognar. Going to town on my boots. The only pain i feel in my boots are foot cramps from tippy toeing everytime I go toe side. It sucks.
Yes. Try having a tall narrow heel, high instep, and a flat wide forefoot. Boots will never fit me 100%. Ever.

I bet if you have a board/ski shop someone there might have some experience with boot fitting. Probably a ski dude, they deal with tweaking way more. But if its a decent shop with seasoned fitters they will know how to help.

In the future try Salomon. K2 is generally a wider fitting boot. Salomon's more park oriented boots are narrow in the heel and wider in the forefoot. Other than that Burton might be you're next best bet.
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