Hi everyone, this is my first post here and I hope someone can help me.
First, some information about me: I consider myself to be an intermediate skier, comfortable on my skis, able to stay in control (most of the time) :). I'm on the heavy side but with a fairly good core strenght due years of exercising in the past. For some reason I stopped skiing a long time ago and I'm just returning to it (and quite happy about it!). I would say I have a fairly wide foot and also flat.
This year I went to Bansko in Bulgaria and at the end of my holiday I decided to invest in a pair of boots as I believe that is the most important part of the gear. Plus, I wanted to be sure I get a good pair since I still remember, while skiing in the past, skiing was a painful affair due to pain in my feet but nothing extreme (probably because I was much lighter back then!)
Anyway, I decided to go with Head Adaptedge 90 from the official Head retailer (which by the way looks the same as the Adaptedge 100, with the spine technology , transparent shell but different colour and all the extras that the Adaptedge 100 has - don't know why, and I can only find my model on German, Czech and Polish websites) since I could crank the width up to 104 cm.
I think I made the right choice, the boots are very comfortable until I got on my skis.
I started skiing and shortly after I started feeling a strong pain in the outer arch region, somewhere in the middle of my foot. It was quite painful. I decided to loosen them up and that helped but then I started feeling pain in the inner arch region probably due to the fact my boots were too loose and the feet had some movement inside at that point. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to take them back and make some adjustments since it was the end of my holiday.
I continued wearing them around my house since then just to get a better feel for them and my right foot feels great, no cramping whatsoever. However, I feel a slight tension in my left foot, on the outer arch, but far from any pain. Let me put it this way, I wouldn't have any problems wearing the boot around the house for 8 hours.
I know that new boots take time to adjust to the foot. Would it be a smart move to consider making some adjustments at this point or should I allow time for the boots to adjust themselves? I don't want to end up with boots that are too big once the liner packs up! Is the pain I had, a reason to consider doing this? Any other advice?? Thanks! :)
PS: here are the boots I got ---