This is a question for the experts.
Three years ago I shattered my ankle.
The orthopedic surgeon will not remove the plate, or even the one screw that seems to be the thing causing the most amount of "pinching" pain. To give an idea of how sensitive this is, if I have a sock with a seam over the ankle bump inside my boot, it feels like someone is pushing a screwdriver down my boot. I'm wearing the Smartwool PHD super thin light socks.
Currently I'm in a Salomon XWave 10, Flex of 110, softened up some. I have a Surefoot orthotic and do prefer this type of footbed over a Sidas or Peterson footbed.
I gave an Impact 8 a try, and on my right foot it felt like home, the left was a different story.
The first fitter I have seen seems real oldschool. He wanted me to try it and come back after skiing as long as I could before any punching.
I cant handle this, and is this guy just a Sadist or what?
Has anyone dealt with this issue, and how did you help them? Are most boot fitters ok, not ok with punching out a boot to start?
Background on me, former Juvenile Racer, turned free skier, and now chasing my kids anywhere they go.
Wide foot, narrow ankle, moderate pronation. I have limited range of motion on left ankle.
I ski about 30 - 40 days a year, and love to carve tight GS and Slalom turns. Currently on a Rossignol Avenger 76 Ti.