I live in Florida, so only get to ski once every few years. I learned as a kid and would consider myself a decent skier (blue and some blacks). I just went skiing last week and found the pain in my feet was so bad I couldn't enjoy it. The pain was in the bottom of my feet and hurt the most when I cut on that foot. It felt like they burned to the point I had to take the stress off of them and stop. I'm not sure if this pain is due to the boots or the fact I don't ski often enough and my lower body wasn't used to skiing. The equipment was all rental, but I really don't ski enough to spend the money on equipment and especially if that pain is present in custom fit boots, then I'm just wasting money on it.
I guess the question is, what is most likely the cause of this pain: The boots or my fitness? If it is fitness, I can train my feet before my next outing to hopefully mitigate the pain. If boots, I don't know if I want to buy custom boots as seldom as I ski. I didn't seem to have any problems with the boots, but as rentals go, how good could they be?
My feet are rather normal. I never have any foot issues doing other activities like running or playing sports. I used to roller blade alot, but haven't in ages and don't recall foot pain doing that either.