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How tight should my boots be

Postby fs67 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:47 pm


After 15 years not skiing, we are restarting. Last year was our first new ski trip and I hated the rental boots being to large. Right now I am in the process of buying a new pair. I have a Lange XT in both normal 100 mm width and a low volume version to try out. Question is how tight should the boot fit. Both the low volume and regular type fit. I like the tight fit around the ancle of the low volume version, but they are a pain to get into and I have some concern that they may start to put to much pressure on the instep region.

So what is to tight?


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Re: How tight should my boots be

Postby jbotti » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 am

Here is a link to some basics on buying boots I wrote up awhile ago. In my last paragraph I mention two brands to avoid, Tecnica and Fischer. I don’t think a tecnica has any more forward lean than Head Raptors so they are probably fine if you need a more forward boot. I would avoid all Fischer abducted stance boots.

Here is the link:


Scroll down and you will see it.
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