My feet fall asleep in every boot I've ever worn. I've been wearing nothing but rental boots until this year, when I went to the local ski shop to buy some in advance of a spring break ski trip. Ended up buying a pair that felt comfortable at the time, but when I took them home and tried to break them in, I kept having to cinch the 3rd and 4th bindings down too far to get it tight enough, and then it ended up too tight. Took out the liner, realized I had 30 mm clearance between my heel and the back of the shell, figured my boots were too big.
So I went back to the store today and exchanged them for a size smaller. The fit in the length is good as far as I can tell, and the fit on the width is also good, as far as I can tell. In fact, the boots are snug, but pretty darn comfortable. Until I walk around the shop for 15 minutes, at which point I get a tingling on the ball of my foot. 15 minutes later, the ball of my foot and my toes are asleep.
Tried buying some nice footbeds, same problem. Tried different boots, same problem. Tried all the boots in the store in my size, same problem. Every boot I've ever tried has eventually put my foot to sleep, starting in the ball of the foot and moving into the toes.
The boot guy at my local ski shop has no idea how to find a solution, and he theorized that there might not be a solution, that it might be something about the sensitivity of my foot that every boot will do that. So I just went ahead and got the ones that were comfortable and put my feet to sleep instead of the ones that were uncomfortable and put my feet to sleep.
But I thought I'd see if Internet-sourcing helps at all. Anyone have any suggestions, or is it just something I should live with?