For the first time I experienced pain in my right big toe nail after 3 days of skiing in Feb. The nail turned black and recently fell off. As far as I can tell, skiing in my boots do not cause any right big toe discomfort (or any other discomfort). However, walking around the base village in my boots or just standing in a non-skiing stance seems to cause pain in the right big toe (the left big toe feels fine).
The change that preceded this right big toe problem was replacement of the OEM liner with Intuition wrap. A toe cap was used during fitting. When I am standing upright, my toes touch the front of the liner, but when I take a skiing stance, they do not.
Here are my vitals:
Street shoe size: US 10.5
Mondo size: 26.5
Nordica Speedmachine 14
Shell fit: about 17 mm between my heel and the shell; adequate room elsewhere
Is there a way for me to be able to walk and ski comfortably in my boots? The only solution I can find is to carry my boots to the hill and walk in shoes. Thanks in advance.