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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #30 on: 21:43:32, 25/11/17 »
What size are the Altbergs

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« Reply #31 on: 06:25:52, 26/11/17 »
Thanks for the advice folks. Looking at location of Whalley and a trip to North Wales on business coming up in the next couple of weeks.


Size 9 nesty.


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Chris

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« Reply #32 on: 08:47:26, 26/11/17 »
Just re-reading your first post again and you stated

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I am certain this is a lot to do with a high arch on my foot.

It may well turn out that Whalley Warm & Dry recommend that you to have some custom made insoles manufactured which should hopefully resolve your problems with both your Morton's Neuroma and high arch. At 120 it's definitely not cheap but at the end of the day what's it worth to be pain free?

A couple of links you may find useful. The second is the specialist's own website which Whalley Warm & Dry use and would refer you to.

https://www.whalleyoutdoor.co.uk/boot-fitting-service/custom-made-insoles/
https://footandinsolespecialist.co.uk/foot-conditions/mortons-neuroma/

You should be aware that having some custom made insoles manufactured may not resolve the problem of the Altberg Nordkapp's having too stiff a sole unit for you. As a last resort you may need to consider replacing the Nordkapp's with one of Altberg's 2-3 season boots which use a sole unit which is less stiff - maybe either the Fremington or Malham models The Malham is built on the same A-Forme last as the Nordkapp so you know a size 9 Malham will fit you. Having said that if replacement does become necessary be guided by what Whalley Warm & Dry recommend given your condition and the type of walking you do.

http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-fremington-mens-boot-mto/
http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-malham-mens-boot-mto/

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #33 on: 17:27:44, 26/11/17 »
Thanks again kinkyboots,



This is going to be interesting!


I have dug out my walking boots from over 35 years ago! Kept them in the dark and well dubbin impregnated.


They are Scarpa Skywalk traction and to my amazement I have found them for sale.


Just put my insoles in them and put on walking socks and cannot believe how comfortable they are!


Just about to re wax and will do a 5 miler before breakfast with them.


It will be very interesting


Will take my walking shoes with me in case I have trouble.


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Chris

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #34 on: 17:29:35, 26/11/17 »
Thanks for the advice folks. Looking at location of Whalley and a trip to North Wales on business coming up in the next couple of weeks.


Size 9 nesty.


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Chris

Ok thanks. Had they been size 12, might be interested in coming to arrangement, if you wanted to sell!

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #35 on: 17:48:54, 26/11/17 »
No worries Nesty,


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Chris





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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #36 on: 09:05:43, 27/11/17 »


Good morning all,


Just in case you thought I was wearing a tatty old pair of boots. Here are a couple of photos of the boots I last wore about 35 years ago!




Look after things don't I!




As to this morning 5 mile walk!




Perfect. No pain, no discomfort, crazy!




But I think I have worked out what the problem is.




I remembered that these boots where a bit loose. Back then you always bought a pair of boots that were just a tad too big, then wore a thick sock or two.




Today I had a lot of movement but was comfortable. My feet are tough enough to not have a problem with blisters.




I confess that with the Alt Bergs, I do them up very tight. I then ready yesterday that part of the tingling and numbness could be to do with the boot being too tight! So after all it could just be my own fault.




However, I am interested in seeing what the Alt Bergs are like done up less tight. It could be that the fit is not for me.


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Chris

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #37 on: 10:04:46, 27/11/17 »
That light bulb moment on has probably just saved you an awful lot of time, effort and money!  ;D

I had some Scarpa boots very similar to those back in the day and once they were broken in they were as comfortable as carpet slippers. If the leather is still in good condition you could always get them resoled if and when required.

With both my Tetheras and Mallerstangs I always adjust the lower lacing section up to the heel lock to be slacker than the top section lacing. I might adjust the tension several times during a walk as the feet expand during the day. I find the lower lacing really only needs tightening on long downhill sections to stop my foot sliding forward in the boot.

If you think about it tightening the lacing too tight across your metatarsal bones is going to squeeze your toes together and put pressure on the nerves which cause your Morton's Neuroma pain.

This lacing technique or a variation of it might help you separate the two sections of the lacing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeKZ2LeESJQ (There are plenty of other videos on YouTube showing the Surgeon's knot).




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« Reply #38 on: 04:54:07, 29/11/17 »
Hi kinkyboots,


Thanks for additional information.


The crazy thing is, I know how important it is not to do the laces up too tight! Having been an instructor that was the lesson we gave! Aaargh!





Update on yesterday's walk.


Had a great walk in my Alt Bergs. This time leaving them tied fairly loose by comparison to the last month of tightening as much as I could. Something told me that modern technology had moved on and it was all about keeping a firm grip on your feet. Where the heck that came from I have no idea!


What a difference! I feel rather foolish that I had tied them up so tight previously. The walk was enjoyable and my feet felt cossetted!


Using my old boots the day before, reminded me of how we used to buy boots slightly too large then pad with socks. In fact I went on the Scarpa website and they state that when fitting always go with too big as you can always pad them out!


So the moral of this story for me is, no matter how wise you think you are, there is still lots to learn!


Unable to walk today as away on business in the motorhome in Cornwall, near Tavistock and have to leave by 09:00. I won't walk in the dark in unfamiliar places. But really looking forward to my walk tomorrow morning.


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Chris

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #39 on: 05:11:35, 29/11/17 »
Hi kinkyboots,


WOW! There are so many suggestions on youtube. It never occurred to me to look on there. Yet it is one of the first places I go to find out about new products!


Got a couple of ideas I want to try and looking forward to it.


Thanks again.


Regards




Chris

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #40 on: 08:38:42, 29/11/17 »
Touch wood that slight loosening of the laces on the lower section of your boots allowing your feet to spread and take pressure off that nerve has hopefully resolved your problems.

No need to feel foolish as we all make mistakes. Feet are extremely sensitive to any change and as it proved in this case the tiniest of changes can make a huge difference to your overall comfort.

Hopefully you will now be able to enjoy your new boots and walks pain free.

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Re: Boots - Waterproof - Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #41 on: 09:13:18, 30/11/17 »
Morning,


So far so good!


7.5 mile walk this morning and not even a twinge!


Feeling good!


Regards




Chris