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 Post subject: Do you need insoles whilst skiing do they help at all?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:07 am 

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Last time i went skiing i got a bit of foot pain and cramp... I dont want this to happen next time around so would some insoles help stop this? Or is it all about the strength of your feet really? Im not sure whether or not i should get some thermal insoles to keep me warm or get some light weight orthotic type ones and leave the warmth to my skiing boots and extra pairs of socks? Contemplating buying a pair insoles from nuova me thinks but which ones?....Any tips or advise cheers buds! :disco:

 Post subject: Re: Do you need insoles whilst skiing do they help at all?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:46 am 
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Location: New Castle, Colorado
Yes, custom insoles do help. Your best bet is to find a master ski boot fitter;
such as Bob, owner of Boulder Orthotics operating out of Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Colorado, is a Board Certified Podiatrist with extensive experience in footwear sales, product design and manufacturing.

see: http://boulderorthotics.com/ and http://www.wildsnow.com/8557/cinderella-backcountry-boot-fit/

I got my boots fitted and custom insoles at Ski Shop Inc. Colorado's Own Specialty Ski Shop
1422 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs
(719) 636-3355


I ride stock Scarpa F1's and the only "mod" I have done is to add an "Eliminator Custom Tongue" shim which has solved some boot fitting issues for me and also has soften forward-lean for me. see http://www.masterfitenterprises.com/eliminator.html

I'm assuming that you are talking about AT boots (aka hard boots). I too experience discomfort when I first got my AT boots. Even after I got the the liners thermo-molded and custom insoles. Turns out, I was over tightening my boots to accommodate my narrow foot. I know use a "Eliminator Custom Tongue" shim which takes up some of the volume in the boot. Hence I know longer over tighten my boots, in fact I ride with my boots snug to a loose fit, depending on the snow conditions (spring corn, hardpack to powder).

see; http://www.epicski.com/t/85814/eliminator-tongue-inserts-fit-and-flex-issues
So seek out a local master boot fitter, your feet will thank you! :thumpsup:

Ride the Pow!
Venture Storm R 163 (2010), Dynafit Binding/Sparks Adapter, Scarpa F1 Boots, Bomber Sidewinder Bindings * Prior 172 Fissile (2012) Dynafit Binding/Sparks Adapter

 Post subject: Re: Do you need insoles whilst skiing do they help at all?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Yes, insoles can help a lot. This will depend on your feet, and boot fit. If you are always comfortable and warm, and already have a precise fit in your boot, perhaps you need not change anything. But properly fitted custom insoles can do wonders for any discomfort problems, and pressure points, even pain in the knees can be helped by properly supporting the foot.

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