I went to my local bootfitter whom has 30+ years experience in fitting and as a rep for boot manufacturers. He inspired confidence...until I got on the slopes. I'm a flatlander and not up on the latest equipment, but .....I have a size 13-13.5 shoe size (11-7/8") and he insisited my Dalbello Cross ID should be a 29. It felt good in the store- I lasted 1 run on the mountain. WAY too small/tight-mostly in the length/toe. He made several sincere attempts to correct the fitment but I still can't wear them! He is adamant that the 29 size is correct. He punched out; ground them; re-heated the liner; still can't wear them!
So....Should I cut my losses and start over with another fitter and new boots or attempt to punch out these 29's to a 31? I know that sounds crazy..... Is it even possible? I'm frustrated on spending $400+ and can't wear them for more than an hour. Suggestions?