Current Pedorthics January-February 2017 | Vol.49, Issue 1 - Page 28

Pedorthics for Winter Sports

Pedorthics for Winter Sports

skate device above . While you may provide relief with a low volume OTS device , I prefer to make these inserts custom to a weight bearing foot model . Most performance Nordic boots are made from synthetic material so stretching requires gentle heat being careful not to damage the materials . Novice skiers will often try to wear socks
Nordic boots to improve warmth . The best approach for addressing leg length discrepancies with Nordic ski boots is to place a lift between the bindings and the ski as there is no way to add a full sole lift to the boot with modern boot / binding interfaces .
Alpine ski boot fitting is generally best left to those specifically trained to do it . There
" Proper boot fit is critical for comfort , performance and enjoyment while skiing . Among the most common fit problems are boots that are too big . "
that are too bulky for snug fitting Nordic footwear so be sure to see what socks your patient is trying to cram into their boots . Like with snowshoeing , wiggle room in the toe box is important . There are also booties that can be used with most performance are programs available to teach ski boot fitting to Pedorthists and I would strongly recommend this before attempting any alpine ski boot modifications .
All alpine skiers can benefit from custom foot support in their boots . This is because
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