I'm shopping for new boots now that my current boots are ten years old. They're also the only boots I've ever had, so I'm unsure how a new boot normally feels. It doesn't help that my current set seems to have been half a size or a full size too large.
I've come across two boots now that stood out and seemed to have very good dimensions for me (Head Raptor 130 RS and Tecnica Demon 110). My foot and boot feel like one unit, and pressure is even. After about twenty minutes, though, I want to take them off because the pressure gets to be too much on the instep/balls of the feet and the circulation becomes poor. The buckles are in their least tight position.
I'm told the liners will pack out, but how much? Is the above feeling normal at first? My socks are already lightweight, but I could go down one small step. The liners could be modified as well, but I wanted to see if a new boot should feel different than that at first before I buy something and modify it.