While on holiday in Bansko, Bulgaria, I bought a pair of HEAD AdaptEdge 90 (2100) size 27.5 and after a while I realized they were a size too big when I got back home. I managed to change them for HEAD Vector 100 (2000) size 26.5 and they are the right size (after doing a shell size check). As they are a slightly lower volume boots I did expect them to be all around tighter, and they were! :) They feel snug even without doing the buckles up.
Straight away I started feeling cramps on my sole - nothing too bad, but I could see that that would be a problem. (Bare in mind, I got them delivered since I don't live in Bansko - I know, bad move but that was the best I could do!) As far as I could tell, the problem was that the boots were a bit too tight on the top of my ankle. My first thoughts were "oh no, I have to change them again!"
But then, I tried something... I removed the insole that came with the boots, and the pain was instantly gone! As I type, I've been wearing them for about 30 minutes now and they still feel great! No cramps, nice firm fit all around and no need to tighten the buckles too much!
Is skiing without insoles a really bad idea? Should I still consider some custom made insoles? I suppose they have to be really thin as if they have any thickness in them that would raise my foot and increase the pressure on the top of my ankle.
Any suggestions?? Thanks!
PS: I have wide and flat feet...