Salewa Alp trainer mid GTX walking boots 'schlurping' noise

Father Xmas delivered a spectacular pair of Salewa Mid Trainer approach-style walking boots. They are the most impressively comfortable boots I've ever owned and are great for general roving the universe duties. They look cool too. However, with every step they make a kind of 'slurp-flop' sound like a low level squelch as the air inside the boot moves with each step. I have never, ever, had this issue before with any pair of boots. Do you have any idea what may be causing it? and if so, short of sending them back, how to cure it? I've tried a different insole and lacing tighter/more relaxedly, to no avail. Norse gods shouldn't 'schlurp'. It takes the edge off the role, and sneaking up on unsuspecting mortals is rendered impossible.

 

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Original Post

Perhaps if you could give more details. Size of feet in girth and Length and rise of arch. It could be possible to calculate the best fit.

boots are the most difficult part of ones attire to get right. In putting together an outfit that is suitable for a situation you should focus on the source.

if it's raining and wet you don't wear suede.

if it's icy don't wear leather soled 

if it's cold don't wear plimsolls 

if indoors, take them off

If at any time you experience the situation when your heels are coming out and up from the shoe, and you find that your socks have turned 180 degrees from whence they were put on - then this is called a NIGHTMARE. Best course of action in this situation is to sit down.

Gianluigi Mazzorana posted:

I think is the membranes that allow air to go in and out from the boot and that keep foot dry.

The 2 Scarpa boots models i own work the same way. I think that after few hours of use you'll not hear that noise anymore. At least in open enviroment.

.....in which case the noise will more than likely stop when the friction that caused it wears a hole in the waterproof Goretex liner.

Air gets pushed out when you push down the foot inside the boot creating a kind of vacuum and get sucked in when you lift  your foot and pressure on the insole gets lower.

Membranes are usually located not in contact with goretex and do not have a direct way out or when you walk in water or melting snow you get wet.

It's a pump. But it's made of rubber. So that's the noise when they are new.

Gianluigi Mazzorana posted:

Membranes are usually located not in contact with goretex and do not have a direct way out or when you walk in water or melting snow you get wet.

Perhaps we are talking at cross purposes here, the membrane I'm talking about is Goretex.

TOBYJUG posted:

If at any time you experience the situation when your heels are coming out and up from the shoe, and you find that your socks have turned 180 degrees from whence they were put on - then this is called a NIGHTMARE. Best course of action in this situation is to sit down.

I suffer this NIGHTMARE with probably 20% of the shoes/boots I purchase.  I think it's because I'm "between sizes" and it's hard for me to get a good fit.

Partial success. Epiphany moment when adjusting the lacing. Tight at the toe tip, loose across the broadest part of the foot. Tight at the ankle and then a more relaxed fit on the cleats up the ankle. Much quieter. It had gotten to the stage where passers by were looking to see where the noise was coming from!

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