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Instep pain. Pictures of foot included.

post #1 of 3
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I'm about to just give up and buy yet another set of boots... Snowboard boots, had issues with metatarsal pain for years, these boots don't give me a problem there, but my instep feels BRUTAL in them.

 

 

Tried a ton of custom fitting options, caved in and bought aftermarket liners. Liners are snug around with a perfect fit, Pain comes on after lunch time. Had the same pain with the OEM liners that I do with these. 

 

I run custom orthotics in them. The boots have a boa dial around the ankle, laces on the liner, and regular laces on the shell. 

 

What do you suggest?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of hotspot:

 

 

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post #2 of 3

Don't know what to suggest exactly but can't see any reason why footbeds or even a custom liner would help.  Sounds simply as if you need to reduce volume over your instep.  Have you been to see a fitter and asked for their suggestions.  Zeppas can be ground on the top to lower your foot and the plastic on the tongue can be ground thinner also.

 

What boot are you in and why not send us a picture from the side of your foot so we can see how high your instep is?\

 

Lou

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I appreciate the response. 

 

I went for custom liners because mine had packed out so excessively that I couldn't keep trying to shim them out with foam to reduce volume. As for footbeds, I have them to support my metatarsals as that had been my issue in the past.

 

 

 

 

I'm in a Vans Infuse. It's a top of the line snowboard boot. I came here for help as snowboard boot fitting is overlooked, it seems as if the only answer for snowboarding is "Try some footbeds or a heel lift, if that doesn't work, get a new pair of boots." Never been able to get actual info out of a bootfitter.

 

 

I'll get pictures of my instep tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It appears as if I've been overlooking the most simple issue. It doesn't lie within the liner or rivets of the shell, but the actual tongue of the shell. Right where it changes from shin to toe, the tongue presses onto the instep. What are my options with this? I put some foam over my upper foot with a circular cutout on the hotspot to shim away the tongue a bit. Is this a practical idea? 

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