Originally Posted by soporific
So earlier this year in March I went for the whole boot fitting experience at Footloose in Mammoth. I spent quite a bit of time on this over a few days and had the boots pushed out in a couple spots and skied the best runs of my life. The boots are fine when I'm walking around at home, but become unbearable after a couple runs, like I'm having a gout attack that's gone on for days. I probably wouldn't have bought the boots knowing what I know now, but they seemed okay and I was pretty sure the boot modifications would work, but they didn't.
I'm not sure that I am going to be able to get back to Mammoth this year to get more adjustments done. What should I expect to pay to have them modified again? A buddy who's skied his whole life bought some boots and said he skied them for a couple years without really buckling them and they finally were okay, but I think with my previous foot issues I'm a little more sensitive.
I went from Quest Access 60's to Head Vector 115's if that helps.
the statement in bold (my bold)
does it mean
1 if i had known i was going to need further adjustment
2 if i had known about another fitter
3 if i had known about a foot issue that has come on since
4 had you realises that you wouldn't be able to get back to them
footloose are a pretty well respected shop, and sometimes boots need more than an initial round of adjustments, it is not really their fault that you can't get back to them this season, so you are left looking at the alternatives ....
there are a number of factors at play... the fact the boots feel ok standing around may indicate that it is something to do with your alignment or fore /aft balance on your skis, but this is impossible to tell via the web and from 4000+ miles away
the pain you describe " like a gout attack" just in ball of foot?, radiating outwards from there, or some other area all together.....trying to get an idea of what is happening so i can suggest what might be needed. it could be a very simple single punch on a boot that is required, it could be something way more complex
as for adjustments to the boot by another fitter, it will depend on what needs doing , but last time i checked USA prices most good fitters were charging $60-$100 per hour for work on boots they did not supply.... most fitters will want to assess the boot before they work on it to see what the success level is likely to be as the general rule that customers apply seems to be when you touched it it became your problem (the reason it is always best to work with one fitter where possible) every fitter works differently the am being to achieve the same goals
hope that helps a bit, if you give us more information about the issues then we can probably shed more light on where the problem is coming form