I bought a new pair of boots last year toward the end of the season finally after 6 seasons on my old ones. I've always struggled with getting boots to fit properly. mainly foot box length was the issue with the inside and top of the toe as dominate problems. Lost toe nails three times that sort of thing.
These new boots fit me out of the box better than any boot I've ever owned...ever... even better than boots that have had hours of boot fitting on them. It is the first time I've had a boot that fit like a glove.
HOWEVER, I have three problems to solve with them and I'm trying to get a handle on understanding the cause of them before I take them to my favorite boot fitter (who one of the experts on this forum). I'm an engineer and can't help myself. I need to think about the mechanics of the problems, their solutions and I'd like to have you gut feelings. I'm NOT going to fix them myself.
Problem number one is... both boots pinch me at the lower posterior Tibia and the Talus junction point... where your lower leg/ankle and top of the foot flex forward. At the end of the day its very sore to the point I keep looking for bruising.
The second issue is, in the passive (natural) stance on skies the boot feels like it should be a few degree's forward. i.e heel and/or toe height adjustment (I didn't do the duct tape test yet).
The last problem, They really just about impossible to get off on an even a moderately cold day. I have to carefully warm them up with a old hair dryer.
The boots are Nordica Patron Pro with foot beds, otherwise off the self. I've got three aggressive days on them. Wet four inch powder, packed powder and hard snow.
Expert skier, six foot two, at a 210 lbs skiing weight... skiing masters for the first time this year in the 60's plus group. Aggressive old guy.