I have two pairs of boots. The first pair was the Tecnica Cochise 100 boot in size 25.5. These were a big, I couldn't tell at first but after skiing on them in icy conditions, I could feel my ski slip and boot move without me moving my foot. I remeasured my foot and I'm on the edge of a 24.5 and 25. So I found a deal on an old model of Tecnica Diablo's in 24.5 just to try them out. These fit great indoors, but after a day of skiing my foot is sore at my small toe knuckle. When I move my foot all the way forward or all the way back they feel ok, but any position inbetween and I can feel the pressure on it. Is this the boot hard shell, or is a size 25 more suitable for more toe room? Should I try molding the liner? I'm not sure how the liner would help if it's the outer shell that's applying the pressure. Can I buy just the boot liner separate to swap out with my Cochise boots? I'm not sure the best way to go forward because I couldn't tell if my boots were really the right size without skiing them for a day, and since I already have a 24.5 and 25.5 hard shell, I figure at this point it would be easier to find the 25 liner.
Tecnica boots, inbetween 24.5 and 25, Diablo and Cochise 100 flex fitting issue
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I haven't tried changing liners yet, but after looking at the liner and shell on my table, I'm not sure if it's actually pressure from the shell or if the stitching is causing a lot of irritation. Similar to when I run with socks, the stitching digs into my toes. For now, I put a couple layers of duct tape to try to make it a gradually smooth transition and see how that works this weekend before I try something else.