I previously owned a pair of Nordica Sport Machine boots I got when I was learning how to ski a few years back. Did not do much fitting back then just tried on some boots and found the Nordica's felt "right" on my feet. I have long, wide, flat, feet and so finding shoes alone is usually tricky enough nevermind ski boots. So this year I decided I wanted to upgrade to a stiffer set of boots since my skiing skills have advanced quite a bit over the last few years. In any case, went to my local boot shop and brought in my old boots for the guy as a reference. He measured my foot and asked me some questions and then proceeded to bring out some boots for me to try on. We started with the Nordica Firearrow's since I mentioned how well the Nordica's had fit me in the past and that I might be inclined to give Nordica another go and he said that Nordica's do fit the profile of my feet being wider than most other boots. So I went right away to the Firearrow f3's and they were a bit snug, less comfortable than I would like but my foot seem to fit well in them. Had slight pressure on the sides and toes and he said that is normal that I want to feel that because the boot liner will expand over time and I don't want too much room in there.
Anyhow, I said I liked them but thought I would try on other boots and see how they feel. So I tried on a set of Technica's and Rossi's as well. I am forgetting the exact model's at this time but I can say that the Technicas were very uncomfortable for me and the Rossi's were a little TOO comfortable. Based on my feedback he suggested I give the Firearrow F3's a go and that after a couple times out we could adjust them or swap them if need be to make sure I am happy. So I feel pretty confident with the purchase.
But I have worn them around the house just to get the feel for them and after about 20 mins I was getting some circulation cut to my foot and there was some pressure on the sides, but no pain or anything like that. I am guessing this is NORMAL for a brand new boot and just need to give them a few tries before making a decision (as they suggested). Right?