This year I went all-in on new boots. I tried a number of boots and decided on the Vacuum 110. My old boots were a Salomon model listed as a 98mm in a 28.5 and Full Tilts in a 28.5. The Vacuums and the other boots I considered were shell fit and according to the boot fitter and my own observations the Fischer seemed to have the starting best fit plus the advantage of the heat fitting. I read here about the tight toe box in the Fischer so I asked that the shop use two toe caps (one inside the sock and one outside) to make sure I had enough toe room.
The boots felt good initially but were cold a ice. I never had a cold foot problem before so I spent most of the winter trying to solve it with different liners and Boot Gloves but finally broke down and bought Hotronics - should be standard equipment on 2013 Vacuums!
In an effort to make them warmer the shop punched the big toe and little toe sides of the shell and tried to square-out the front of the shell and liner with another stretch.
The boots loosened as they broke in but over the winter I developed what I and the boot-fitter diagnosed as Morton's Neuroma. The shop tried to help that by adding cushioning to my custom foot-beds. It helped a little but did not solve the problem.
I dismissed the problem as primarily related to my age (65) but now that I'm back in the south and playing 18 holes of golf a day my forefoot issues have largely gone away! There is still an occasional tweek but nothing like the numbness I fought everyday this past ski season.
I will be attacking this problem again in December. What do you recommend I do? How should I proceed? How can I help my boot fitter solve my foot problem?