I'm having problems settling on a well fitting pair of boots. I am aware it's not uncommon at all to have one foot longer than the other; mine happen to be left: 27.0cm, right: 26.5cm.
I find it noticeable that my right is always looser in the boot, more loose than I would like in a boot with a liner yet to pack out. My left boot however fits pretty snugly. But I fear that if I go down a size my left will be too tight. So I have two main questions to address to the Boot Guys:-
1) Is anyone aware of effective measures I can take to reduce the room in the right boot? Slip a flat piece of stiff foam, which is say a few mm thick, under the footbed? I tried this with the one they provided me with at the checkout but I just find it uncomfortable. I don't know if the cut/thickness/material is unsuitable or if the concept is flawed to start out?
2) As a side issue, the left boot fits 'nicely' at the moment (not that tight but really no spare room), but I don't want to/cannot afford to see the liner pack out much. How much should I expect the liner of a Nordica Sportmachine 80 to pack out and increase the room in the boot? If significant, then I guess I go down a size in boot and put up with the initial discomfort of the left tightness...
Also, fwiw I'm in a 27.5cm atm, due to my wide forefeet or something she said I should go up half a size. This could be relevant because I know going down a half size only changes the liners. Maybe 26.5cm is what I need?
Many thanks :)