Filling space in a boot




 
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August 6th, 2015  
Bowman
 

Topic: Filling space in a boot


Ok I have a bit of a problem. A family member of mine bought me boots (Danner marine temperate GTX). The problem is th boots are the wrong size and returning them is not an option. When I take a step the ball of my foot lifts off of the floor of the boot a half inch or more!! I need to find a way to fix this and my thought is to put insoles into the boot to fill up a bit of space so my feet dont lift up while walking/running. Any suggestions for other possible solutions and/or recommendations for insoles? Thanks in advance
August 6th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowman
Ok I have a bit of a problem. A family member of mine bought me boots (Danner marine temperate GTX). The problem is th boots are the wrong size and returning them is not an option. When I take a step the ball of my foot lifts off of the floor of the boot a half inch or more!! I need to find a way to fix this and my thought is to put insoles into the boot to fill up a bit of space so my feet dont lift up while walking/running. Any suggestions for other possible solutions and/or recommendations for insoles? Thanks in advance
That sounds odd, where the boots purchased online? To not get any problems with your feet you need to get the right size. When you are wearing a backpack and you have bad boots, you will pay for it. It sounds like the boots are very much too big for you, but you can also test different pair of socks to compensate for the big boots.

Contact US Cavalry about the right insoles.

http://www.uscav.com/Home.aspx
August 6th, 2015  
Bowman
 
The boots are too big. I told the family member what size to get and they decided to get 2 sizes bigger so I could "grow into them" and not have to buy them again. Now since they did that my toe is a good 2 inches from the toe of the boot. And thank you I will contact them
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August 6th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowman
The boots are too big. I told the family member what size to get and they decided to get 2 sizes bigger so I could "grow into them" and not have to buy them again. Now since they did that my toe is a good 2 inches from the toe of the boot. And thank you I will contact them
Two sizes too big?! That's a lot. I don't think these boots will do you any good. If I were you I would sell them and buy me new boots.

There is another store/website I know about in the US.

http://www.afmo.com/

But it is much better to buy boots the traditional way, go to a store and test the boots and then decide which one you want
August 6th, 2015  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowman
The boots are too big. I told the family member what size to get and they decided to get 2 sizes bigger so I could "grow into them" and not have to buy them again. Now since they did that my toe is a good 2 inches from the toe of the boot. And thank you I will contact them
In heavy marching/hiking your feet may actually expand/swell quite a bit, so if the boots are for that they may be ok...
I usually use boots that are 2 sizes bigger then my normal boots on long marches, and I start with extra thick socks to compensate for the size until the feet are warmed up and swollen enough to fit.

Good insoles may also help you, and it's always a good idea to use good shock absorbing insoles if you're planning to use the boots for hiking.
Like Sorbothane or similar (I've used those quite a lot in the past)
http://www.sorbothane.com/sorbothane-insoles.aspx
August 6th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
In heavy marching/hiking your feet may actually expand/swell quite a bit, so if the boots are for that they may be ok...
I usually use boots that are 2 sizes bigger then my normal boots on long marches, and I start with extra thick socks to compensate for the size until the feet are warmed up and swollen enough to fit.

Good insoles may also help you, and it's always a good idea to use good shock absorbing insoles if you're planning to use the boots for hiking.
Like Sorbothane or similar (I've used those quite a lot in the past)
http://www.sorbothane.com/sorbothane-insoles.aspx
So much bigger? I've never used boots that bigger, not even when I went to Nijmegen. I have get me boots big enough so I can move my toes a little. What kind of boots is the Norwegian army issued with?
August 7th, 2015  
Redleg
 
 
For normal field use I have 1 size extra, and in Nijmegen (and similar marches) I used 2 sizes over.
With two socks, one thin and one thick wool sock to reduce the friction on the feet.

This is the standard military boot in Norway, used by all branches.
http://www.alfaoutdoor.com/shop/hunt...c/m-77-dynamic
We also have several other types, but they are for more specialized units.
August 7th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
For normal field use I have 1 size extra, and in Nijmegen (and similar marches) I used 2 sizes over.
With two socks, one thin and one thick wool sock to reduce the friction on the feet.

This is the standard military boot in Norway, used by all branches.
http://www.alfaoutdoor.com/shop/hunt...c/m-77-dynamic
We also have several other types, but they are for more specialized units.
I also use two pair of socks to reduce the friction. I must have strange feet, they do not swell much even when it's hot.

The boots look nice, are you using the same boots during the winter months? The Swedish military is issued two pair of boots, summer and winter boots (there are other boots as well, mainly for warmer climates)
August 7th, 2015  
Redleg
 
 
Going slightly off-topic here now, hehe..

We use the same boots in the winter as well, but with these over:
http://www.mittet.com/upload_images/...A6C513BDE9.pdf

They are brilliant... Keeps you very warm and dry without any problems down to -30C or below..
And since you use your own regular boots inside you don't have to adapt to new boots during the winter, and it's also possible to use just those with thick socks inside (not on skis....) if you need to dry your boots in the tent etc...
And you can also use them while skiing on military skis.
August 8th, 2015  
Bowman
 
I can't sell em Dx it would piss off a few people. My only hope seems to be thick socks/insoles. Thanks for the help guys
 


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