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Foot pain- new boots

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hello - 

 

I posted in another section but didnt get much feedback so thought i would try here. I bought a new pair of Head PRO ski boots last year. I like them because they are a nice snug fit and give me better control of my skis. However, I get excruciating pain in my feet.  Last season I did not have a foot bed in there. I did my first few days of skiing this past week and decided to have a professional boot fitter make some adjustments to my boot and also add the foot beds.  Ive only skied in these new boots a total of 8 times so they are probably not fully packed yet, Anyway, the foot beds helped a little however I still get horrible pain on the outer bones of my feet (I believe the metatarsals).  I have very flat feet and when I used to play ice hockey I experienced the same type of pain in my ice skates...and they were even custom molded to my foot.  Any idea what could be causing this pain and what I can do about it? it really interferes with my ability to enjoy skiing.  Thanks so much!

 

J

post #2 of 16

Starthaus provided you the right answer, the boot needs to be punched or ground to give your foot more room where you need it.  Your response was "I may do that."  What more do you want?  Go back to the fitter who sold you the boots and have the issue corrected.  


Edited by mtcyclist - 3/1/15 at 8:30pm
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

thanks

post #4 of 16
How was the insole made? If you have flat feet and a weighted insole it may be why your feet hurt. If you mold your foot in a nonneutral position it will hurt like hell. Orthotics are an art form, and finding someone good at it is harder than you would think.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Its just a standard footbed that the bootfitter recommended at the PRO shop.  it helped a little but the pain on the outer bones is still bad 

post #6 of 16

What are Head PRO boots and what and where is this PRO shop?

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

professional ski boots - the shop is in Jackson Hole 

post #8 of 16

Which model Head boot?  The Raptor?  Who was the fitter?

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

Head Project- Jackson Hole SPorts 

post #10 of 16
Head Edge Project or Raptor Project?
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Raptor- what difference does it make? 

post #12 of 16
THe exact model matters a lot, not all ski boots are made to the same last size. The Raptor Project is a 98mm last, 115 flex but the Edge Project is 104mm last, 80 flex. So you wear a B or C width shoe?
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Ah I see -  I just wear a size 10 shoe...standard size 

 

Do you feel this boot may be too narrow for me?  I tried on many boots and found that the fit wasnt that snug and i really like the support since i have skinny ankles and flat feet. I am considering getting the sides punched out a bit - think thats a good idea?  

post #14 of 16

Wow. You really really need to sit down with the shop folks and talk about what hurts and where. This isn't a great place to diagnose generalized complaints about foot pain.

 

Yes, you may need some punching at any specific pressure points. But they may also tell you that any decent boot that's fit correctly may feel uncomfortably snug the first week or two of skiing, until the liner begins to pack out (conform to your foot). Mainly, you want the fit around the ankle. If the forefoot and toes have issues, and assuming the length is correct (say 15-20 mm behind the heel in a shell fit for a typical skier) then the shop can alleviate them. 

post #15 of 16
The last two times I got boots, they didn't want me back for ten ski days unless I was in absolute agony. Neither time did I need to go back. Now, over the summer I was barefoot or in sandals all the time and my feet got a tad flatter/longer and I needed a slight toe punch this season, but I got 70-odd days in before that.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by jasonmiller74 View Post

Ah I see -  I just wear a size 10 shoe...standard size 

Do you feel this boot may be too narrow for me?  I tried on many boots and found that the fit wasnt that snug and i really like the support since i have skinny ankles and flat feet. I am considering getting the sides punched out a bit - think thats a good idea?  

Can't answer either question. If you said you wear an "E" width shoe, then it would probably the too narrow. There is no way you can sort out the problem via the interwebs, you must go to a knowledgeable boot fitter. If at all possible take them back to where you bought them.
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