Originally Posted by jasonmiller74
i posted here on the problems ive been experiencing with my new ski boots. Last year i bought a pair of Head Project Professional boots and after getting the sides punched out and installing a footbed i still suffer from excruciating pain along the outer metatarsal bone. My friend thinks that professional boots are very narrow and stiff and that i may be better off with a more recreational ski boot. thing is i tried on so many boots and this pair felt the most snug and secure. Just thought i would see if any of you have more suggestions
1) The boots you bought are recreational; not especially stiff (105-115 adjustable, according to Head), nor especially narrow (98 mm last, freestyle design).
2) The excruciating pain you mention is probably very mundane pressure from the shell pressing the 1st or 5th met (you don't mention which side of foot), fairly quick work for a fitter to punch.
3) If they feel snug and secure, they probably are a good fit for you. All you need is another punch. No biggie, having boots tweaked twice or three times is not unusual when looking for a good performance fit. Your friend's advice is wrong, unvarnished truth.
4) The tone here reflects the idea that various members on various threads have taken their time to reply, you have pretty much already received all the good advice you're likely to need, so a good time to stop posting more requests until you've acted on what we've already said. Or decided to try TGR