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Heel Lifting

I bought a pair of Deeluxe ID boots today and upon bringing them home I noticed my heel lifts. I bought a size 11 which is mondo 29. My ski boots I manage mondo 28 but sneakers/tennis shoes are all size 12 US.

Like I said I notice some heel lift and have the boots as tight as they go, both the liner and outside laces. My front toe touches the front of the boot when standing. I'm wondering if going to a size 10.5 would eliminate the lift? I tried an insole and it didn't help. Any recommendations? Using Union Force bindings.
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What type of socks you wearing?

I'm assuming you bought the boots from a shop? If so, return the suckers.

In the off chance you're in love with them and absolutely have to keep them, bring them to a shop and ask them to put in some shims.
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google... 'j-bars snowboard boots'

google result... "J-bars: these are inserts on the liner or inside the boot that compress around the heel to lock down your foot"

hope that gives ya some direction.

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Thanks for the reply guys. I'm gonna go to the shop again tomorrow and see if they have a 10.5 and try those. If not then I'll see if I can find those j-bars. Problem is, I gotta really pull tight on the straps to get good support but my big toe grazes the front of the boot. Hopefully the 10.5's will solve things. If not I think I'll try a different boot company. I bought them cause I heard Deeluxe boots go well with Union bindings.
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Well this sucks. I just ordered the Deeluxe Rough Diamond in a 10.5 (28.5 Mondo). I take a 10.5 in pretty much all shoes and measured my feet and they're exactly a 10.5 on the US scale (27.3cm). They'll be in Tuesday. I wonder if I'll have to send them back because of the same issue.
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I have more narrow feet, everyones foot is different so that might be it. My foot measures exactly 11 inches.
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If you get heel lift know and the boots are as tight as they go, it is only going to get worse. I would suggest, at the very least, trying a size 10. i wear about a10 or 10.5 in street shoes and find the best fitting boots sizes are 8.5 or 9.0. In my opinion your toes should be snug against the front of the boot. Not smashed and not curled.

I also researched Deeluxe boots and I was told they tend to be for wide feet. Someone in another thread said they are between a Salomon and Burton. And in my opinion in recent years salomon boots (excluding their wide models) have gotten wide throughout.

Not sure if you researched this, but There are Twopairs of Deeluxe boots that have a triple zone lacing system. One zone pulls tightens just over the instep. Though I've not heard how it works.
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If you get heel lift know and the boots are as tight as they go, it is only going to get worse. I would suggest, at the very least, trying a size 10. i wear about a10 or 10.5 in street shoes and find the best fitting boots sizes are 8.5 or 9.0. In my opinion your toes should be snug against the front of the boot. Not smashed and not curled.

I also researched Deeluxe boots and I was told they tend to be for wide feet. Someone in another thread said they are between a Salomon and Burton. And in my opinion in recent years salomon boots (excluding their wide models) have gotten wide throughout.

Not sure if you researched this, but There are Twopairs of Deeluxe boots that have a triple zone lacing system. One zone pulls tightens just over the instep. Though I've not heard how it works.

The ones I got have 2 zone lacing and a strap at the top. Do Burtons fit more narrow? What about Nike's?
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Salomon and Nitro fit on the narrow side. Nike's feel narrow, but pack out. Burton runs pretty middle of the road on width.
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Yeah, brand new with heel lift?!? You picked the wrong boot, or wrong sized boot. They should be snug brand new... J-bars and other shims should only be used once you've got the best fitting pair of boots you can find.
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