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Old 11-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah. Just forgive yourself for buying them and go get a pair of K2 UFO's with Boa. I bet they will fit like a glove. My 340 dollar Burton Hails made my feet go numb and were ditched after 1 season. So glad I found these gems.
My last boots were DCs with Boa and the Boa gave me some problems with not being able to control the tightness. My ankle would always be really snug while it would be loose around my foot.

My new boots are some Nikes with laces that have been making my feet numb just wearing them around.

I really don't think it is a problem with the boots because I had the same problem with some Burtons with their speed laces.
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My last boots were DCs with Boa and the Boa gave me some problems with not being able to control the tightness. My ankle would always be really snug while it would be loose around my foot.

My new boots are some Nikes with laces that have been making my feet numb just wearing them around.

I really don't think it is a problem with the boots because I had the same problem with some Burtons with their speed laces.
Idk that's pretty weird. A friend of mine had that problem but it was remedied after half sizing up the next season
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My last boots were DCs with Boa and the Boa gave me some problems with not being able to control the tightness. My ankle would always be really snug while it would be loose around my foot.

My new boots are some Nikes with laces that have been making my feet numb just wearing them around.

I really don't think it is a problem with the boots because I had the same problem with some Burtons with their speed laces.
with laces, you can do dual or zone tightness by how you lace them up....leave the bottom section loose, tie off at the ankle then cinch the cuff down tight
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Focus boa systems FTW
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with laces, you can do dual or zone tightness by how you lace them up....leave the bottom section loose, tie off at the ankle then cinch the cuff down tight
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My last boots were DCs with Boa and the Boa gave me some problems with not being able to control the tightness. My ankle would always be really snug while it would be loose around my foot.
This sounds weird but do you have large ankles??? If you are tightening the ankle area a lot to compensate for the looser feeling around your foot, you are cutting off the circulation to your foot causing reduced blood flow to your foot and the tingling feeling.

How thick/thin of a sock are you wearing to?? Was this the same thickness sock you used when you tried them on at the store???
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I had the same problem. Tried tons of things and eventually event with a focus boa boot and it was pretty life changing
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This sounds weird but do you have large ankles??? If you are tightening the ankle area a lot to compensate for the looser feeling around your foot, you are cutting off the circulation to your foot causing reduced blood flow to your foot and the tingling feeling.

How thick/thin of a sock are you wearing to?? Was this the same thickness sock you used when you tried them on at the store???
Have average size ankles and no ankle problems. I tighten the cuff to hold my foot into the heel pocket (which is mainly done with the inner laces on 32's) and more importantly so that I get the toeside leverage/response. Love the 32 focus boas for the ease of adjustment and often ride with the lower boa barely snug but cinch the cuff down and also have the inner lace pretty tight and it hasn't reduced blood flow to my foot. In the past had 32 305 and another model? with laces and actually the laces imho work better for more tweakability for comfort than the boas but the boas are so damm adjustable on the fly. I will often pop loose the cuff boa for the chair and then if dropping a gnarly line will really tighten them up verses just cruising groomers the cuff will be just snug.
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My last pair of boots were half a size too big to begin with and after packing out only got worse. I didn't realize I was compensating for wrong size boots by pulling the laces too tight and ratcheting the binding straps to the point where it was pinching my ankles. My feet always got cold easily and certain parts of my foot were sore after a day of riding because I was basically strangling my foot. In spite of all that, I still got moderate heel lift which sucked.

Now I got some Thirtytwos that feel too tight when walking around the house in them, but strapped into my board they simply feel snug(the toes need to open up a hair still, but Im not worried), and I don't have to crank down on everything to get that secure/responsive feeling. And no heel lift!
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You need to find a quality boot fitter. Then it may take several days of riding and boot fitter sessions to get the boot dialed in.

A good boot fitter at a shop will start you off with the right boot for your unique foot shape and riding style. You'll start with the right size and go out and try it. Then you come back and describe in great detail what you're experiencing. You'll walk out with different insoles and/or wedges and go ride the next day. Repeat until things don't hurt and numbness goes away.

I did this with my fiance on her ski's last year. Her boots had worn out and were too soft. She was badly bruising her bone after a 1/2 day of riding. A couple of days was enough to bring her to near tears after a run despite constant icing at night and pain killers.

We went to an expert boot fitter and got new boots. New boots helped a ton, but were too loose in the toe and she had heal lift. She got an insert and went back out. Better, but not perfect. Heal wedges stopped the last of the heal lift. Came back to the resort the next week to buy the new skis she demo'd and verify the boot fit despite the fact that the conditions were awful. It took one more round of boot fitting to get the boots dialed in.

Modify and check. Repeat. It's no different than bicycle, saddle, and bike shoe fitting.
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You need to find a quality boot fitter. Then it may take several days of riding and boot fitter sessions to get the boot dialed in.

A good boot fitter at a shop will start you off with the right boot for your unique foot shape and riding style. You'll start with the right size and go out and try it. Then you come back and describe in great detail what you're experiencing. You'll walk out with different insoles and/or wedges and go ride the next day. Repeat until things don't hurt and numbness goes away.

I did this with my fiance on her ski's last year. Her boots had worn out and were too soft. She was badly bruising her bone after a 1/2 day of riding. A couple of days was enough to bring her to near tears after a run despite constant icing at night and pain killers.

We went to an expert boot fitter and got new boots. New boots helped a ton, but were too loose in the toe and she had heal lift. She got an insert and went back out. Better, but not perfect. Heal wedges stopped the last of the heal lift. Came back to the resort the next week to buy the new skis she demo'd and verify the boot fit despite the fact that the conditions were awful. It took one more round of boot fitting to get the boots dialed in.

Modify and check. Repeat. It's no different than bicycle, saddle, and bike shoe fitting.
My understanding is that ski boot fitting is much more intensive than snowboard boot fitting. And that really wouldn;t fix anything because my boots are perfectly comfortable.

I guess I'll have to try lacing my boots differently to see if I can increase blood flow. I've ridden a few seasons with bad blood flow, so we'll see .
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