Any suggestions for my heels rubbing in my new ski boots and giving me blisters?? Does duck tape work? I don't have any mole skin and the blister pads I have, rub off. I have narrow heels and my boots have a larger heel pocket. This pair was the best of all the ones I tried on. Thanks for any suggestions. -kelli ... See MoreSee Less
Laura WrightI have a similar problem. I build up the inside of the heel with duct tape and ensolite pad. If I already have a blister and know that rubbing will continue to happen than I take a small rectangle of ensolite cut a hole out of it where the blister is and duct tape that to my heel. Then put on my socks. I have found that no amount of lacing techniques work... a narrow heel is a narrow heel and usually boots do not feet correctly.
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Dan HarrellYes! Duct tape on a dry foot prior to and pay attention to socks and lacing.
Mark of the park report for 12/02/16 With the recent snow that we got. I groomed the ski trails today. Not recommended to ski them yet. Lots of frost heaves and ruts on the trails. I did groom Z, X, Y, and Tigger today. They turned out great. The snow should bond well to the ice over night. So, the skiing season has begun. Enjoy ... See MoreSee Less
Ice skating on Y & X lakes was great today. Going downwind did not really count as exercise - just put your arms out and let the wind take you. Going upwind was another story- lots of work. The wind has pretty much scoured the ice over large areas of both lakes. I imagine Christiansen Lake is the same,too. Gonna try that tomorrow. I love my nordic skates! ... See MoreSee Less
Ski Report: I just did some amazing skate SKIING on lakes! Any lake that has snow is great for skate skiing. It is like spring crust skiing. Kick sled, ice skates, skate skis, fat tire bike. Get out there! ... See MoreSee Less
Ice skating report: Don't let the light snow cover on the lakes keep you home. We just skated Tigger, Z, X, and a bit of Y. Y was pretty well covered in a dense layer of wind-packed snow and wasn't much fun, but the rest all had decent to fairly good skating. Some areas are a bit pebbly, some have packed snow, but there was plenty of good ice. The east side of X was the best, with large sections of snow-free skating--plus some neat ice formations and glorious views of Denali. We were on backcountry skates so our tolerance for lumps and bumps may have been higher than most, but we thought regular skates would probably do just fine. Oh--and since no one had posted recently about anything other than Tigger, we measured the ice on Z just to be safe and it was at least 7".
P.S. We're in town to help with tonight's Arctic Entries storytelling show. 7:30 at the Hangar--don't miss it! ... See MoreSee Less