If The Boot Fits

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Skiing is a game of small movements that carry big consequences, and it all starts at the foot. If your boot fits comfortably and snugly, you'll ski better. Without pain, you can concentrate on making all the right moves. Buying boots that closely match your foot shape is important. The less customizing a boot-fitter has to do, the better. If you match one of the Poor Fit Symptom profiles, check out the chart for boot models that may better fit your foot shape or stance needs.

Wide Forefoot

Poor Fit Symptoms

Pain on either side of the forefoot

Cramping at the ball of the foot

Ankle pain

Arch pain

Cold feetRecommended Models
Alpina A3, SRX Series/Atomic Race 9.58/Dachstein Ergo 4, Cruise Series/Dalbello PRX, SGS and CRX Series/Dolomite Epix Series/Head EZ-On Series and World Cup Cross/Lange L8 and Vector-Venus Series/Nordica Next and Trend Series/Rossignol Freeride and Salto-Saphir Series/Salomon Evolution Series/Tecnica HVL models, Innotec and Duo SeriesNarrow ForefootPoor Fit Symptoms

Heel lifts during turn initiation

Foot slides forward and/or sideways

Pain on the outside of the forefoot

Contusions under the big toe ("Black Toe Syndrome")

Toes clench to reduce excessive foot movementRecommended Models
Dachstein DZR/Head World Cup N-99 Race/Lange L10R, L10/Raichle F-One Pro, Flexon Original/Salomon Course models/Tecnica LVL modelsWide Forefoot with Narrow HeelPoor Fit Symptoms

Excessive heel movement sideways

Heel lifts during turn initiation

Pain over the instep

Cramping at the ball of the foot

Cold feetRecommended Models
Head World Cup M-102/Lange L8, AC9 and Vector-Venus Series/Raichle F-One Pro and F-One Rev/Rossignol Race 1 Pro, Race 1/ Salomon Performa Course AXE and X-Wave Series/Tecnica Icon, Innotec RX, 9X UltrafitHigh InstepPoor Fit Symptoms

Pain at the top of the instep

Burning sensation or cramps in ball of foot

Arch cramps

Numbness in forefoot or toes

Cold feetRecommended Models
Alpina SRX Series/Dachstein Ergo 4 and Cruise Series/Dolomite Sintesi 9.5, 8.5 and Epix Series/Head EZ-On Series, World Cup Cross/Lange Vector-Venus Series/Nordica Next and Trend Series/Salomon X-Wave Series/Tecnica Duo SeriesLow Instep Poor Fit Symptoms

Heel lifts during turn initiation

Foot slides forward and/or sideways

Instep and forefoot buckles clamped at, or near, far end of adjustment range

Contusions under the big toe ("Black Toe Syndrome")Recommended Models
Dachstein DZR/Head World Cup N-99 and M-102 Race/Lange L10R/Salomon Course SeriesLarge CalfPoor Fit Symptoms

Frequent leg and foot cramps

Fatigue in the calf and thigh regions

Loose fit in heel caused by calf 'sbeing elevated when the cuff is closed

Cold feetRecommended Models
Alpina SRX Series/Dalbello SGS, NX 9.2, CRX Ultra/Dachstein Cruise 3/Dolomite Epix Series/Head Cyber Series/Lange L10, L8 and AC9/Salomon Evolution Series/Tecnica Icon and Innotec SeriesSkinny CalfPoor Fit Symptoms

Skis hesitate during turn initiation

Shin pain

Poor control over ski tips especially on ice or on steepsRecommended Models
Rossignol Race Series/Salomon Performa and X-Wave SeriesBowlegged StancePoor Fit Symptoms

In glide, catch outside edge

Tips frequently cross

Tails wash out at end of turnRecommended Models
Atomic Race 9.58, Ride Carbon 9.50/Dalbello SGS/Dolomite Sintesi 9.5, 8.5/Lange L10R, L10/Raichle F-One Pro, F-One Rev/Rossignol Race 1, Race 2Knock-Kneed StancePoor Fit Symptoms

Difficulty releasing inside edge on steep slope

Inside knee and thigh painRecommended Models
Dalbello SGS/Lange Vector-Venus SSeries/Head Cyber Series/Tecnica Innotec Series