So I bought Full Tilt Originals about a month ago. The intuition liners were heat molded to my feet, and I was wearing thin socks from the ski shop when they were molded. Since I bought the boots, I have skied in them three times. The first two times I was very happy with how the boots fit. I wore Wigwam ski socks made of smart wool that were a lot thicker than the ski socks I wore in the shop.
This last time I went skiing, my right foot(which is larger) was bothering me. I was wearing a thicker Thorlo ski sock I had received as a present which had been designed for people wearing rental boots. It was designed a lot differently than the Wigwam sock, with areas of different thickness. I thought the sock might be too thick for my feet, so I bought their thinner sock which is designed for custom fit boots. I still had cramping/pain in my foot. The pain I experienced was around a bony part of the side of my foot and at the back of my ankle. I am intermediate skier and ski around 10 days a year.
So here are my questions:
1) Do different ski socks make a huge difference in fit? It surprised me how much different the fit was from the first times I used the boots.
2) Are thinner or thicker socks preferable? I heard that thinner socks are preferable while packing out a liner, and then later on thicker socks are preferable. I'm thinking whatever is comfortable should be my first priority.
3) Assuming the pressure point/pain goes away with my original socks, does it make sense to go back to the ski shop and have them adjust the boots to fit comfortably with thinner socks? I have a lifetime fit warranty on the boots, so I can go back as many times as I need to in order to get a proper fit.
4) For the week prior to skiing, I had left the intuition liners out of the boot to dry. Could that have made a difference in how they fit my foot?