Originally Posted by dasbus
Hi guys I'm in need of some feedback. Do you guys think this is too much foot room in my boots, as in are they too big?
I have narrow feet so my boots often have too much room in the heel. If you decide to keep these, there are several things you can do to get a better fit.
1 - When I put on lace-up boots, I always push my heel to the very back of the boot before lacing up. This helps lock my foot in place for lacing and I like to have plenty of room for my toes.
2 - I usually wear thicker merino wool hiking socks. These typically have thicker heel areas. I like Smartwool and LLBean has a few good designs. There are plenty of options that don't look like hiking socks too.
3 - The lacing for the bottom half should be tighter than the top. This helps to hold the foot in place. To help this, you can do a lock heel lacing technique. On the web you can find different ways to do this. One technique I've used is to tie an overhand knot at the top of the eyelets before proceeding to the quick-tie hooks. This helps to keep the lower laces tight even if the upper ones are loose.
4 - Insoles. Any insole that you find comfortable will help take up volume in the boot but if they are too tall the heel won't lock-in well. I've recently use Superfeet insoles for the first time. They seemed to be designed to help keep the heel in place. Superfeet has different options for the amount of volume they take up and the amount of arch support. Their website also states that they have a 60 day full refund period, but I have no experience with how that works. I've used the blue ones. They don't have much padding, but they do work well for keeping my foot in place in boots that I otherwise couldn't wear.