Last year I bought new ski boots. I went with the full tilt drop kicks size 29.5. I had the intuition boot liners heat molded in store using the heat stack method. Everything felt great in store and even after two days of light skiing. The next time I went out I skied more difficult terrain and by the end of the day the outside edges of my feet were very sore. I believe it's the 5th metatarsal area.
Here are a couple of pictures I took after a full day os
My feet don't normally look like this... haha. The bump's on the outside edges of my feet were caused by swelling. I took some anti-inflammatory drugs and my feet looked better the next day and felt better too. I had to keep taking them for the rest of my 5 day ski trip though. I've checked how my feet fit in the boot shells without the liners. They seem to fit pretty well. They don't touch the edges of the boots but they're not swimming either. (I do have some room to move) The only modification I've made to the boots is a booster strap. Also, it should be noted that my feet stay warm and my toes don't go numb throughout the day.
What I'm wondering is:
Do i just have to wait for my boot liners to pack out for this problem to go away?
(I noticed the same problem after 10 days on the hill.)
Should I be looking at switching boot boards?
(Currently using the stock shock-absorber boot board)
Should I try to heat-mold them again and cinch down the toe buckle super tight to add some room?
All in all I'm really not sure where this problem is coming from and am wondering the best way to fix it. The boots do feel comfortable for most of the day - or all day if I take some ibuprofen haha.
Any advice is appreciated!