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|04-23-2012 08:50 PM|
Originally Posted by kung-POW View Post
|04-19-2012 12:24 PM|
|Music Moves||One thing I've noticed about BOA vs conventional lacing over the years is that if you want the boot to be looser, you have to loosen it. Conventional lacing almost always loosened during riding but a good BOA system doesn't (in my experience). I know you said you didn't feel any discomfort, but if you ever do, an easy fix is to play with the knobs (haha, yeah that's what she...).|
|04-01-2012 08:39 PM|
I've had similar issues on new boots. Not blisters, but chafing on my shins. I'm with the others in saying that blisters are probably the result of cotton socks.
As for my shin chafing, it slowly got better as the boots wore in. One thing that really helps was to buy a cheap sponge-like insole from a drug store. Cut off a chunk of it large enough to pad the front of your shin and put it between your sock and the boot tongue before you lace up.
|04-01-2012 08:25 PM|
Its proboly your socks.
Anyways can someone tell me if nike elite socks are bad for riding? The basketball ones
|03-29-2012 12:00 AM|
|blue_noise||shin blister, you can wear thicker long socks. and i think you are putting alot of pressure into the tongue of the boots.|
|03-28-2012 03:22 PM|
I'm with everyone else. It's most likely the socks.
My buddy was questioning why I wear snowboard specific socks when I ride. I was almost speechless, replying "what do you mean? what kind of socks do you wear?" Friend: "2 pairs of long thick cotton socks" Me: "Let's stop at Sports Chalet on the way home, your birthday present is coming real early this year".
But an extra pair or 2 to have around, or next time wear dirty socks. I'd rather wear dirty socks than get infected blisters. At this point Saline washes & Neosporin are probably your best friends...
|03-28-2012 03:02 PM|
|kung-POW||Thanks for the input guys! I kind of figured wearing the wrong socks was the issue. Definitely learned my lesson this time.|
|03-28-2012 01:27 PM|
I am almost certain it was the socks, especially if you say that they slid down and your shins were rubbing directly against the liner of the boot.
I never had problems with blisters in my boots until I wore them with regular socks while helping my kid learn to ski on the magic carpet run. I didn't even ride but just walked up and down the hill for a few hours. I had blisters on both feet and I am certain that it was because I was wearing normal socks.
|03-28-2012 11:38 AM|
|killclimbz||You can always put duct tape over your hot spots to protect them. Works great. I agree with the others that it was mostly likely the socks.|
|03-28-2012 10:47 AM|
|Donutz||Boa's irrelevant. Tight is tight. I suppose there's a small chance your skin reacted to contact with the boot liner, but it's most likely the socks.|
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