Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Woman with narrow feet, tiny ankles and heels! Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
01-19-2013 07:20 PM
EatRideSleep
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauba View Post
THE boot man + a pair of Solomon Kianas(sp?)= heaven! Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't think I could be happier.
Glad to hear it worked out!!
01-19-2013 08:48 AM
Bauba
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverwhale View Post
Sweet! I love mine, hope you're faster at doing them up than I am!
Hey, I don't really care how long it takes me.....I'm just stoked I actually CAN do them up!
01-18-2013 11:50 PM
silverwhale
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauba View Post
THE boot man + a pair of Solomon Kianas(sp?)= heaven! Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't think I could be happier.
Sweet! I love mine, hope you're faster at doing them up than I am!
01-18-2013 11:37 PM
Bauba THE boot man + a pair of Solomon Kianas(sp?)= heaven! Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't think I could be happier.
01-17-2013 09:58 PM
tigre If it's a matter of having too much volume in the whole boot (rather than just in the heel), maybe a new set of insoles would work? I've used this one to take up space in boots that were just a bit too high volume, and you can also buy insole shims and heel lifts from companies like Tognar.
01-17-2013 08:35 PM
silverwhale I also have really narrow feet as well (size 8.5), and I have Salomon boots (possibly the Kiana, but I got them 3 or 4 years ago so now sure how similar the current model is). They are really comfy once on, and I don't have any trouble with heel lift. That being said, I find the lacing system a bit difficult - it has a 2 part speed lace system. I actually think it was easier to get my boots really tight with regular laces, but I like that these stay tight throughout the day. They aren't HARD to do up (no muscle required), it just takes me a while :P So just make sure you can do boa laces up tight enough, because I cannot just pull from the top tab on mine or they are too loose! I usually have to clip one side of the laces in at a time and pull on each lace cross all the way up like regular laces. But definitely try a pair of Salomon boots on, I really like mine once they are on my feet
01-17-2013 06:14 PM
EatRideSleep
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauba View Post
Before I bought this last pair of Nikes I probably tried on 20 pairs of boots. Im sure Ill do the same thing again I was hoping to narrow it down some before going in but you're right, that's the best way to figure it out.

I am interested in the FT sytem though. Aren't there 4 or 5 'zones' to tighten? Do you have trouble getting enough muscle to pull me tight enough?
Yeah, it's really the best and only way. I spent far longer in time and miles searching for a boot than I had originally planned. But it was with a good boot fitter that I found a pair that worked best for me. See if you can try boots while a fitter is working. I had well-intentioned shop kids try to help prior, but they just didn't have the same knowledge or experience as a fitter.

The FT on my model boot has an inner lace system and an outer. The outer has two pulls while the inner has one.

A helpful thing is to rotate your foot in both directions while pulling the inner lace. I usually do that with my foot elevated (standing on my other foot). When I do the outer laces up, I flex a bit down with my foot on the ground so it's not too tight where it shouldn't be.

I don't have a problem with having enough strength for it, but I have a lot of upper body strength Regardless, if you use leverage while tightening (push down with your foot as you pull up), you should be fine.
01-17-2013 05:58 PM
Bauba
Quote:
Originally Posted by EatRideSleep View Post
Spend some time trying on different brands and models to see what fits best.

I tried Nike and had heel lift even with J bars, so I kept looking. Thirtytwo Lashed with fast track lacing worked the best for me. I didn't like the boas I tried because I couldn't tweak it where I needed. The FT lacing system worked better for me.

Go to a good local shop and spend some time with a good boot fitter. Heat molding and inserts like J bars, C bars, and such can make a big difference.

Good luck!
Before I bought this last pair of Nikes I probably tried on 20 pairs of boots. Im sure Ill do the same thing again I was hoping to narrow it down some before going in but you're right, that's the best way to figure it out.

I am interested in the FT sytem though. Aren't there 4 or 5 'zones' to tighten? Do you have trouble getting enough muscle to pull me tight enough?
01-17-2013 05:31 PM
EatRideSleep Spend some time trying on different brands and models to see what fits best.

I tried Nike and had heel lift even with J bars, so I kept looking. Thirtytwo Lashed with fast track lacing worked the best for me. I didn't like the boas I tried because I couldn't tweak it where I needed. The FT lacing system worked better for me.

Go to a good local shop and spend some time with a good boot fitter. Heat molding and inserts like J bars, C bars, and such can make a big difference.

Good luck!
01-17-2013 05:03 PM
Bauba
Woman with narrow feet, tiny ankles and heels!

Any recommendations for a great fitting boot for me? My feet are a size 9, but they are flat and narrow, which causes me to have major heel lift issues! Currently, I have Nike boots, and they are narrow-er or sure, but I cant get them tight enough with the lacing system. Its so bad I have to have my hubbs do them up every time and I still get mad lift. It's super lame that I can't go w/o him unless I embarrassingly ask some stranger to do em up. Id like a Boa system or something (whatever) that I can do up myself. Cost really isn't a concern for me....I'd pay just about anything or great boots I can o up myself! Help

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome