I have always had a hard time getting boots that work with my feet. I have a very high instep, so every boot essentially presses down so hard on the top of my foot, that it cuts off circulation and feeling in my toes. This last ski trip, I went into the Deer Valley Surefoot and had custom footbeds made. It helped, but they told me that my boots are a size to large for my feet. That's why I have to clamp down so hard to keep my heel from swimming around in my boot. They had me convinced to buy new boots, but my husband said no to $1,000 boots.
As you can probably tell from my name, I am an intermediate skier and don't need high performance boots.
I read a lot of old posts regarding Surefoot boots and I'm not sure what the best solution is for me. We live in Alabama and only ski once every year or two. Needless to say, there aren't a lot of bootfitters near us and I'm not sure I'd trust them if there were. Any suggestions?