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no heel hold is common?

Hi All,

i just got a pair of use dboots (DC Phase)

it fits very snug and nice when i'm just standing up but i noticed whenever i m on my toe side (heel up) i noticed it slips a little where my heel starts sliding up

does this mean it's too big?

i tried half size down but it crushes my toes and i can't stand it


any comments/advices are appreciated, thanks a bunch in advance
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It may mean the boot just doesn't fit you well. I have the misfortune of having a narrow heel, so finding boots is a major pain in the ass for me. It has nothing to do with sizing, it's just the general fit of the boot. Most boots work well for people with wide feet. For people with narrow feet, it's a bit more difficult. In my experience trying on shit tons of boots, DCs tend to run pretty damn wide.

The only boots I've ever found that fit me well are the Salomon F series. I'm on my 3rd pair of Salomon F22s now.

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It may mean the boot just doesn't fit you well. I have the misfortune of having a narrow heel, so finding boots is a major pain in the ass for me. It has nothing to do with sizing, it's just the general fit of the boot. Most boots work well for people with wide feet. For people with narrow feet, it's a bit more difficult. In my experience trying on shit tons of boots, DCs tend to run pretty damn wide.

The only boots I've ever found that fit me well are the Salomon F series. I'm on my 3rd pair of Salomon F22s now.
thanks man, appreciate the response. yea i guess i gota go with something else so i dont get blistered up on my heel

i do have weird foot structure as well, the guy at the store told me i had wide feet
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It may mean the boot just doesn't fit you well. I have the misfortune of having a narrow heel, so finding boots is a major pain in the ass for me. It has nothing to do with sizing, it's just the general fit of the boot. Most boots work well for people with wide feet. For people with narrow feet, it's a bit more difficult. In my experience trying on shit tons of boots, DCs tend to run pretty damn wide.

The only boots I've ever found that fit me well are the Salomon F series. I'm on my 3rd pair of Salomon F22s now.

Yes. I've notice that too. My friend have difficulties in choosing a right ski boots for him because of his narrow feet.


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Have you guys tried Nike's? I've never been able to wear any Nike's of any kind my whole life cuz they run notoriously narrow and I got flat wides. Just curious.

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nope havent tried nikes yet, let me get that on my list though, thanks!
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I would suggest looking into Nike boots if you have narrow feet. My heel & mid foot are narrow, while the ball of my foot is much wider. I found Nikes & 1 pair of Ride boots (sorry, don't recall model) that fit well & were comfortable as well. I have Nike Zoom Force 1 boots & find them to be great
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if that is the only thing, go to a boot fitter and they will put some foam inserts in to help. The when you strap in, I bet the play will stop.

How does the heel cup fit your ankle? heat molded?

I totally believe in heat molding, you don't lose anything in life on these modern liners. things will get softer, but will generally stay the same for a while.
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Nitros tend to be very narrow in the heel but are pretty average width in the rest of the foot. If your heel is the only area that is a problem, you might want to check them out.
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If you have issues with heel hold check out the K2 boots with the Conda system.
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