I have a general problem with all boots I've tried so far. When I lean forward while skiing, all the pressure in my boots is exerted on a small surface on my shin, under the uppermost buckle. This soon becomes painful and leads me to tend to lean backwards and consequently ski worse and become tired faster.
I have thin and long feet and calves and the front of my shin is pretty narrow too. I've tried boots with a 100 and 98 last, including Lange RX 100 and Dalbello Krypton Pro, as well as some Nordica and Atomic models, and they fit better around my foot, but when leaning forward my weight was still supported on the 4th buckle. On the suggestion of a shop assistant, I also tried some Atomic race boots, which were a bit taller and in his opinion would provide a higher surface for my shin to rest on, but I had no success with those either. I also tried to tighten or loosen the individual buckles in all possible configurations, to no avail.
Please let me know if there is any way I could modify some boots to support my shin better, or if there is a certain model I should look for. Where I live, sadly the market is not very developed and there are no professional boot fitters. If useful, I can provide measurements, outlines of photos of my feet or calves.
I'm an intermediate level skier and as I progress and ski faster, this problem is becoming less and less tolerable. Is there any way I could solve it, or should I just take up snowboarding instead? :)