First off, these boots were fitted by a fitter that posts here.
So, Saturday was first day of the season. Boots felt great most of the day. At one point my feet hurt, but that always seems to happen to me, especially early on. Neither buckle on top of foot was too tight, or tight at all really. Skied about a half day, and felt good at the end of it. When I got to the car and took my boots off, feet immediately start killing me. It was painful to walk.
But the time I got home a few hours later, they still hurt, and actually felt like they were swollen. Most of the pain is concentrated on the lateral area of the right foot. Not just the side of the foot, but the bottom of the foot on the little toe side. The left foot is affected too, but not as bad as the right side. They aren't as painful now, but definitely "feel" swollen when I step out of bed in the morning and are still sore.
These boots are a bit narrower than my last pair, (Atomic Hawkx vs Btech) but don't think that's the issue, maybe it is. I didn't heat mold my liners to this boot. They had already been molded once to my foot, in the old boots. These are dreamliners which don't "require" heat molding if you don't want to. I might try stock liners next time out. Might also remold liners.
Anyone had a issue similar? Post skiing swelling in feet? I was hoping this is an early season shock to my feet.