Black toenails

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Re:Black toenails

Felthorpe
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

Note to self: remember to take the bleach
I can see my house from here...

Far Queue
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

felthorpe wrote:Note to self: remember to take the bleach


Are you going to try for the "blonde look" while away then?

Felthorpe
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

It's far too late for that!!!!
I can see my house from here...

Jocrad74
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

I used to get odd ridges on my toes a few weeks after skiing. After having new boots, that were incidentally smaller than my old ones that I now conclude were at least 1 size too big, I didn't have this problem.

Got told the same thing, it is the foot not being held correctly, sliding forwards and my toes baching the inner of my boot.
Up there for thinking, down there for skiing...

Brooksy
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

Far Queue wrote:
felthorpe wrote:What, in the jacuzzi?


Nope, we have a much better game for the jacuzzi, and the chalet owner has promised us a cut for all the electricity we are going to save him


FQ it sounds like we have some greenhorns on the trip, to all those in that category maturity beckons with a resounding bump

NellyPS
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

Nice wibble Icy

Mr Nelly most definatley does not have skinny ankles, I would describe his legs as tree trunks. Or cankles which is the term used mostly for those whose calves and ankles cannot be defined.

Anyway, Verbier SB, where did you get these toe covers? I did see something similar in Superdrug the other day for corns or something, but I thought they might not fit inside the boot.

I will also suggest another trip to the boot fitter to check them and mention the toenail problem.



Snapzzz
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

My toenails always seem to go a little funny after skiing. This was what happened after Flaine last year:



Do you think my boots are the wrong size?


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Skied: Arinsal, La Plagne, Alpe D'huez, Flaine, Les Arcs, Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Sauze, Courchevel, Val Thorens
Edited 2 times. Last update at 20-Nov-2012

SwingBeep
reply to 'Black toenails'
posted Nov-2012

Looks like a trip to the boot fitter is needed. As long as the boot isn't too big there are lots of options to tackle this. The heel pocket can be ground out, the toe box can be stretched and the cuff can be stretched to accommodate his calves. The liner might be a bit short or the toe box could be too low in which case that can be stretched as well. A lot depends on how skilled the boot fitter is and what tools he has, there probably aren't many cuff stretchers in the UK http://southern-ski-tools.southernski.com/toe-jam-spreader-ultimate-cuff-stretcher.html

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