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Old 04-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Imperials rubbing the inside of my heels

Early this season I bought some of last years Burton Moto boots really cheap. Only had a few days booked in the Alps just didn't want skanky rental boots again.

Anyway, I kind of got a little bit addicted and ended up buying a full setup, spent 3 weeks in the Alps and just booked 4 months in Whistler for 2013

Before my last trip of this year I saw some Burton Imperials for more than half price in my size, so I tried them on. They seemed to fit really well, were super comfy and virtually no heellift so I thought why not.

So after the 3rd day of my trip to Tignes I noticed the boots had rubbed the skin off on the inside of both my heels. I put plasters on but by the end of the last day my heels were rubbed raw and really hurt.

Should I put this down to the breaking in period or should I be worried?

Thing when I was riding I didn't feel my heels hurting, it was only when I was walking or skating around.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm having a similar problem with my salomon f20. My Achilles tendon is getting rubbed raw (really only on my back foot). I thought the prob would disappear after the break-in period, but 6 full days in them and it's just as bad as day 1. For now, the solution is to put one of those big square bandages on my tendon area to pad/buffer the chaffing. The boots, otherwise, fit perfect, so I'd rather buy more bandages and hope things naturally get better.

don't wait until your heels start hurting to put the pad it before your first run
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