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Old 01-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new pair of boots, Van Encore with boa lacing, and it fits pretty well. However, when I push my toes up, my heel lifts off the boot a little bit. It lifts a bit when I walk also, but when I lean forward (similar to falling on knees motion), they don't lift. Would that be considered heel lift? I wear a womens size 9 in normal shoes and my boots are that size too. However, I don't fit size 8...
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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best way to check for heel lift is by strapping into your board somewhat near a wall, and then getting onto your toe edge. Standing up on your toes isn't a good indication of heel lift
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Go make a toe side turn. You will definitely know if you have heel lift
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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best way to check for heel lift is by strapping into your board somewhat near a wall, and then getting onto your toe edge. Standing up on your toes isn't a good indication of heel lift
This.

I never get heel lift without being strapped in. Make a toe side turn and lift city, I'm talking inches.

Another good test is to do presses. Strap the board in, go for a nose or tail press. My ankles and heel are so skinny they can almost lift out.
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I tried about 20 different boots before I could find a pair that held my heel solidly and fit everywhere else..
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How do you compensate or get rid of heel lift without having to buy new boots?
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How do you compensate or get rid of heel lift without having to buy new boots?
Go to tognar.com and buy some C-pads... and stick them onto your liner around your ankle bones.
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tognar.com.

heel lifts, ankle wraps. J bars. foam. a sponge.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I will say your a 8.5,if your having these problems now with thick socks. It a few years it's going to get worse

The boot might fit snug in the store but that's what you want not a bigger size.
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