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Ice Boot Heel Lift

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I'm getting a lot of heel slop in my boots (Scarpa Summit GTX). It doesn't matter how hard I crank on the laces. Poor fit for my foot type I'm sure, but short of throwing down a few hundred for a better fitting pair, is there any strap like those used for ski boots that would work to tighten them up a bit?

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Cut an old pair of foot beds off ahead of the heel and barge cement them under the foot beds your using now. I had the same issues and this cured the problem.

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I think ski boot fitter have little stick on pads than can go on the inside of the boot above the heel to provide a tighter fit in that area. Might ask at a shop if they have any of those pads for sale.

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You can use a rubber wedge under your insoles to take up slop; also, the "cork" inserts called five irons--they are flat insole shaped shims that take up volume, standard boot fitting stuff. REI or a ski shop will probably give you some for free. Also, might be rather obvious but just to cover the bases, there are many thicknesses of insoles and some have a much better heel cup than others so compare them for what will work best for you.

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Thanks for the ideas.

 

I'm curious as to why ice boots rely on laces for a not so snug fit instead of a lightweight buckle system like ski boots that don't loosen up over the course of a couple pitches.

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I'm curious as to why ice boots rely on laces for a not so snug fit instead of a lightweight buckle system like ski boots that don't loosen up over the course of a couple pitches.

 

Not sure they could make a buckle system that's as lightweight as a set of laces. While the buckles would likely make for a more secure and stable fit, the added weight and bulk of the buckles is probably a deal-killer with the light-is-right crowd.

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I'm curious as to why ice boots rely on laces for a not so snug fit instead of a lightweight buckle system like ski boots that don't loosen up over the course of a couple pitches.

 

Not sure they could make a buckle system that's as lightweight as a set of laces. While the buckles would likely make for a more secure and stable fit, the added weight and bulk of the buckles is probably a deal-killer with the light-is-right crowd.

 

 

they tried with the lowa quantum in the 90's

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