I've skied my new boots six days now. I wear a size 11.5/12 street shoe and got size 28 Nordica HR Pro 125 boot. The foot-measuring device says I have a B width.
The first two days were brutal with my toes getting squished. I figured I just needed to wear them and get them packed out a bit. The third day was better but still feeling cramped in the toes. I went to a recommended bootfitter on my fourth day and he ground out the toe areas, thinned the toe area of my Superfeet footbeds and stretched out the toe area of the liner a bit. He asked me if I was feeling pain or pressure points in the widest part of my forefoot and I said no (the boots feel very snug there but I wasn't feeling pain in that area).
There was noticeably more toe room after this work and my toes no longer felt cramped. The next day in the boots I noticed my bottom two buckles sticking up (I was not buckling them with pressure and so they came loose during skiing), so I put them on the next notch to keep them from popping off. About 30 minutes later I noticed my toes were getting tingly again and starting to feel some pretty strong pain, so I unbuckled the bottom two buckles again. The tingly/semi-numb sensation is lasting for many days (it hasn't yet gone away).
Perhaps the bootfitter was on to something when asking about pressure on the wide part of my forefoot? Are there some nerves in that area that could be getting too much pressure and causing my toes to get tingly even though they now have some room to move? Is there anything else I should test before going back to the bootfitter? Thanks for your suggestions.