I have a 15 year old daughter who is a nationally ranked mogul skier and competes out of Alberta at a high level. Problem is that we cannot find boots that fit properly and it is killing her feet. She has a ladies size 10 foot and a very wide forefoot (same as her Dad!). We do have access to a very good bootfitter and he has spent a ton of time working on her boots, but she still gets tremendous pain along the outside of her foot, from the small toe all the way down to the mid foot. The irritation gets so bad, she can't even touch the outsides of her feet after a day of training. She does have footbeds in her boots. Our fitter has blown them out numerous times over the year, both sides, cut the liners,....but no real progress.
A few years ago, she skied in Solomon Kaos, and they were OK for comfort, but simply did not provide the support she needed in the moguls. She was put into a pair of the Nordica Enforcers, and these are the ones that have been blown out many times with no luck.
Other issue is that she often gets toe bang from the mogul jumps and usually loses the toe nail every year. This has always been a problem.
Really need to help her solve these issues, but not sure anymore how to proceed. Boots always feel OK in the shop, and it is not until she skiis hard in them for a day that she really starts to feel the pain. She is getting to the point where her feet issues will impact her training.
It would be great if you can offer any advice on how we can proceed. Boot type, moldable liners, shims, .... let me know if you can suggest a direction that may help us resolve this.
Thanks a bunch!