High Arch & Limited Doriflexion

MattP

At the base lodge
Skier
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4
I was talking with the local shop owner About boots. He previously fit me and the service was pretty good. I have a really high arch and limited dorsiflexion in my ankle. He recommended a Full Tilt Pro Classic as a potential option. I didn’t have time to try one on but wanted to get the community’s thought on whether that’s a good option for my foot type?

thanks!!
 

ted

Putting on skis
Skier
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187
Fit issues aside, if I remember correctly, th Classic has a high ramp angle(good for your limited dorsiflexion) but a steep forward lean angle(bad for your limited dorsiflexion.)
 

otto

Getting off the lift
Skier
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121
Any bootboard can be adapted in ramp angle. However as the heel gets elevated to compensate for limited range of ankle dorsiflexion, it also raises the instep. A boot that has less forward lean and stiffer flex is usually a better choice for limited ROM.

The Full Tilt Classic with a stiffer tongue might work, but I do not believe there is much adaptability for your high arch/instep. You could pad up your instep bump to give a bit more room when you heat mold the liner.

In my professional opinion, that is not the boot I would select for the description of your foot and ankle.
 

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