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    BarrelBoy
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    Default Re-fitting boots

    I have a pair of Salomon boots that I bought over 7 years ago, and have skiied in for about 130 days since then quite happily. But over the last couple of years I have put on about 20kg, and now they are incredibly tight. So much so, that I can't even make a run down Front Valley without running to the rental store in agony! These boots have no fancy foot beds or linings.

    Is there anything I can do to resize these boots to fit better once again? Is it even worth doing for such relatively old boots? And if I get new boots or have these re-sized, what can be done if my weight fluctuates up or down again?

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    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
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    Default Re: Re-fitting boots

    Too hard to answer without seeing what is involved first hand, most likely they can be fixed and if they are in good condition it is probably worth doing.
    It is quite possible that along with your weight gain your foot alignment is not what it used to be, it would help a lot if you gave a bit more detail on the pain you are getting.
    Good boot fitters are not cheap to get work done on boots bought at another outlet, it may be just as cheap to start with a new set, I am happy to look at them for you at no charge if you are in my area.
    I see you are in Brisbane, both Greta and Craig are overseas right now, but when they get back drop into Ski recycle at Keperra and see Greta or Heidi, or at Snobiz see Steady they know boot fitting.

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    Thanks Paul. I guess the pain is really all over pressure, with no particular pressure points, as though my foot increased in size, or the boots shrunk. It's probably most noticeable over the top of the middle of the foot. But if it's going to be more than a couple of hundred to get my existing boots resized, it sounds like I'll be better of with a new pair. Or maybe lose some weight!

    Is it a common thing to have to make adjustments like this over the life of a boot? Do any particular types of boot lend themselves to these adjustments more than others?

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    The area you describe can be painful if tight, also sends your centre 3 toes to sleep often.
    You could get some material removed from the boot board which is the plastic plate under the liner inside the shell, 1 mm thinner and the boot will feel a lot better instantly. You could take out the factory fitted footbed / insole this will give more space for the foot height wise.
    There are other boots on the market that cater for your foot now, like Atomic "B" series, but rather than suggest a boot or model you should see a decent fitter, preferably in Brisbane.
    It could also be possible that your foot arch is not supporting you increased weight too well, a supporting footbed could be an option, and these are transferable to new boots, so not wasted if this doesn't fix the problem.

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