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Old 07-07-09, 09:31 PM   #1
 
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Are there less expensive solutions to arch pain besides custom liners?

My wife may ski only one day on our trips due to her arch pain. She does not ski enough for the added expense of custom liners and we are renting. Are there less expensive alternatives? Dr Scholls?
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Old 09-07-09, 01:36 AM   #2
 
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It would seem that the problem could be corrected by an adult at a full-service ski shop, if she were to buy boots. If you are renting, then there is no obvious solution. Is her arch very high or very low?
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Old 09-07-09, 01:13 PM   #3
 
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Her arch is high and we are renting. I have been told that a arch insert will help. I was just wondering if anyone has tried this. I am aware that a custom insert would fix this, however she is not an avid skier. I want to avoid the extra cost. Thank you for your help.
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Old 27-08-09, 11:42 PM   #4
 
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If you are not going to purchase boots in the near future, at least invest in a good orthodic. It makes a Huge difference.
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Old 28-08-09, 02:25 AM   #5
 
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You can get custom Orthos now at some local pharmacies.
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Old 28-08-09, 03:46 PM   #6
 
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You can get custom Orthos now at some local pharmacies.
This is true, though a custom orthodic is far superior. It is worth the investment. Also make sure her boots are the proper fit, a lot of people are sold (or rented) boots too large because a bigger boot feels like it fits, but when you get to the slope they don't hold your foot properly and you end up clawing(tensing) your foot. A properly fitted boot with a good custom orthodic will enhance your ski experience dramatically.
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