Hello Boot Guys (and Gals)
I have been searching for new boots since i figured out that my old boots are prob 2 sizes too large.... i shell fit them and they are way big...prob an 1.5inch behind foot...they are a 28/28.5 (325MM)...my feet are swimming in them now that they are packed out ...skiing is sloppy
i have a high arch/instep and slightly wide feet...
so lately i have been visiting the local ski shop(s) and they have put me into from a low of 25.5 Alpine fit to a high of 27-27.5 AT fit...prob is any boot i try puts my feet to sleep in like 15-20 mins...i just dont imagine skiing in them for 10 days to pack them out...the shops all guarentee the fit and will do what need be to make them work but i still dont trust them especially since my feet go numb....when i take off the boots i see hotspots on top of my arch...
on friday i brought home a pair of fisher viron 110 boots shell 26.5/liner 26 to wear around the living room (i can return them)...of course my feet go to sleep...i think they are a high volume boot with a wider than average toe box but i get hotspots on my arch and on pinky and big toe...the toe box can prob be stretched some but how much can the arch be tweaked? i know u can cut/scrape the tongue some but that seems limited??
the AT shop says they can fit with the oven moldable liner (dynafit, garmont, black diamond) and that would sort any prob....the alpine shops say 'just ski them 10 days and all will be good'...if not bring them in and we can tweak them...
just looking for some advice on which direction to go....is this a normal experience? it just hard to shell out 500$++ on some boots that hurt...i understand they need tweaking but that is a 500$+++ leap of faith.
the season is half way thru and i am frustrated
any help appreciated