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Step 5: Fine-Tuning

Fall Line
posted: 03/17/2005
by Joe Cutts

Many boots come with cuffs that can be made higher or lower in back to accommodate various calf shapes. Women often have lower, thicker calf muscles, Gleason notes. "For a larger calf, moving the cuff height down allows more room at the top of the boot shaft, whereas someone with a leaner leg would want to move it higher." Some boot tongues are also adjustable, usually with a Velcro attachment: Move the tongue up to create more room over the top of the foot or down to make the fit snugger. You may also have a slalom plate, which can be added to the front of the cuff to firm it up for quicker response.In bumps, though, it'll punish you.

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