Binding sock?

My son finally wants to learn to ski but has two things working against him: massive feet and a blistering disorder.
We ordered custom boots from Wiley's to fit his 15 extra-wide, super high-instep feet. First day out and he had a lot of redness across the top of his instep. I have literally no idea what is considered normal. Will the binding stretch? Does he potentially need even more room at his instep?
The second issue is his blistering. Basically anything with a high friction environment causes his skin to blister very quickly. I was wondering if there is some sort of thin synthetic sock he could wear for skiing? Not sure how that would work with rubber binding, even with soap. Maybe vaseline instead of soap?



  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 843 Mega Baller
    If your son has blistering issues, a rubber binding is the worst possible setup.

    In order to gain control with a rubber binding it has to be tight. Waffling and redness after using a rubber binding is extremely common.
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  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,912 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    NO VASELINE!!!! Soap washes out of the binding. Vaseline will never fully come out.

    1. On the instep issue, you can loosen the wrap over the instep. If that doesn’t work, take the wrap off all together until his foot is used to the binding. The binding won’t stretch. Note, however, that putting Wiley’s back together can be a challenge. Doable but a challenge. I’d call Wiley and ask for advice.

    2. Try a CEP compression sock.

    Did I mention no vaseline?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,809 Administrator
    edited July 16
    @Thumbs if your son is just learning to ski he really doesn't need a tight fit binding. I don't know if you can loosen up the binding you have or find something even bigger but until he is moderately skilled something semi loose should be fine.

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  • skialexskialex Posts: 1,414 Mega Baller
    Maybe a laced up HO or Radar boot will be more comfortable at his level. They do have something like up to size 15…
  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    With paddles like that maybe he should try barefooting?
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 857 Crazy Baller
    Panty hose, it was good enuff for Joe Namath.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 419 Crazy Baller
    Radar Vectors?
  • BKistlerBKistler Posts: 125 Baller
    Wiley’s can be uncomfortably tight when they are new. They will eventually loosen up a bit. You can greatly accelerate the process by shoving something like a tapered sports bottle in the binder over night. (Use soap!)

    I second the idea of Radar Vectors. Good support for a beginning skier and much easier to get into.
  • BKistlerBKistler Posts: 125 Baller
    My guess is that any sort of sock or liner will make things worse not better.
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