Boots: Little too big or too small?
Posted 30 January 2007 - 05:45 PM
Posted 30 January 2007 - 05:54 PM
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:05 PM
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:46 PM
Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:49 PM
They make insoles you can put in your boots
and you can wear the thick socks.
My boots are a bit big and the insoles and thicker socks work great.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:29 PM
Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:51 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 01:50 PM
I would put the insole under the bootie. I had a pair of tech 8's and I think the way the inner bootie is shaped that it would be better and more comfortable to put the insole under the bootie. This way you never have to mess with them. Once they are in they are in.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:25 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:58 AM
On the other hand, David Knight has feet that are like size 13 or something and he crushes his feet into boots that are two sizes too small. His reasoning is that those two sizes make a huge difference in trying to avoid snagging his feet on stuff. Definitely can not imagine squishing my feet into boots that are that tight. I think it'd make riding a freakin' miserable experience. When I heard him say that, I was floored. That dude is insane.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:18 AM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:13 AM
Valerie Wilson said:
With the bootie in the tech 8 there are 2 ways to go about it:
- You can remove the existing insolde from inside the bootie and replace it with something a bit more supportive, like the
green superfeet. They will be an improvement over the mostly useless insole that comes with the boots since they have arch support.
You can even get full custom insoles molded to your feet from any local ski store.
- You can leave the existing insole and instead put a pad under the bootie itself. Again, a ski shop would be the easiest way to get one of these pads, but you can always mail order from a place like tognar.com:
bontex insole shims come in different thickness so you can tailor the fit to your liking.
I went the way of the custom insoles since I had several pairs left over from years of skiing. I like the arch support.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:30 AM
Well, maybe Tech 10's aren't the right boot for you?
Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:43 PM
I think your right. I tried them out again and I think its only going to be a problem. Any ideas about what boots to get? tech 8's or is there any other brand better? Thanks for any info!
Posted 01 February 2007 - 06:32 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:28 PM
Ditto on the SG10's. Very comfy. I use EVS socks & gel soles. I can wear them all day. Alot of support, well made.
Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:23 PM