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Pain from Strada boots

DanEDanE Posts: 910 Crazy Baller
edited June 2014 in Skis Fins Bindings
Has anyone had a problem with the molded stubs in the sole base of the Strada shell putting pressure spots underfoot?
I get a nasty pain fron the stub printing through the insole under the big toe joint of my front foot.
No problem with rear foot, but the front foot is where pressure is applied and I also tight the lower laces of front boot much tighter.
On the verge of dremel the stub flat, discard the attachement nut and drill a new hole slightly in front of the original stub to put in some sort of flange nut.
Anyone had this problem?


  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,232 Mega Baller
    Even with the footbed insert?
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited June 2014
    @DanE‌ I use Zapz insoles outside the liners. They fit snugly inside the Strada shells, never fall out of the shells, provide real arch support, release the liners safely, never wear out, and I never feel those stubs. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,232 Mega Baller
    I hope you are using footbed insoles outside the boots. My first pair of Stradas came without the insoles, and that was not comfortable,,until I figured out they should have. No one around here had them at the time, so I just didn't know.

    The only thing that can be a pain is the side plastic reinforcements. They can bend over during boot insertion, and will gouge into your ankle after about 2 passes and you will wonder what the heck is going on. Once they bend, they almost always bend afterwards. So I check every time I put the boots in.
  • DanEDanE Posts: 910 Crazy Baller
    @AB Spot on about the plastic reinforcements,always check them myself.
    @SkiJay‌ I use Zoles regular insoles inside the liner, tried them under to no avail.
    I guess once the big toe joint is sore I'll still feel the printthrough (should mention I easily develop sore spots on my feet, Stradas coupled with Zoles so far has been great except for this issue)
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,232 Mega Baller
    edited June 2014
    I think the Strada is designed to have the insole in the binding first, then the boot liner. Is the Zole insole a lot softer than the Radar insole?
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,823 Mega Baller
    I always ran my Strada insoles inside the liner. I've also uses Superfeet insoles, again inside the liner.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • DanEDanE Posts: 910 Crazy Baller
    @AB Zoles are alot sturdier than Radar, also heat moldable
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,232 Mega Baller
    I use green Superfeet. They have better arch support. Not as slick as Radar insole but boot still comes out.
    I will look for Zoles and see what they are all about.
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    I also use green super feet but cut the plastic heal support off & use them inside the boot.
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 812 Crazy Baller
    No insoles no pain. I don't know anyone that uses the insoles.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,243 Mega Baller
    If you need the room and don't need insoles - you can cut some thin plastic - lid of a storage tote etc. to use to cover up whatevers down there.
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