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Ski boots giving me bunions?

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I have been skiing just under 60 days this season with only 1 day off snow. I have developed pain on down beside my big toe on my foot and upon googling it I believe I have bunions. I purchased new boots this season, got a custom foot bed. Everything was going great. Upon first putting on my boots in the morning I would feel pressure on the same spot but this would subside throughout the day. Only in the past week has the pressure been irritating, resulting in me doing a bit of research.

 

I took my boots back and they punched them out for the relief on the pressure points. However, now the right boot appears to have too much room somehow.... I force myself to curl my toes to grip when making turns to the left. My right turns are fine.

 

My other concern is - are my boots giving me the bunions? If so, shouldn't I be making more room for my big toes so they aren't pushing over to my smaller toes?

 

Thoughts, comments, suggestions are much appreciated.

post #2 of 5

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

Read through the above article and perform a "shell check" as described in there.

 

The reason I suggested you do this is, you had said you were clenching your toes, which usually indicates your boots may be to large.

 

Bunions usually develop from your bone / ligament structure (heredity) and walking.  Although spending 100 days in a too pinchy toed ski boot

 

might do the same thing.  

 

Do you happen to have large calf muscles?

 

mike

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Hi Mike,

No my calves are very skinny. I usually take a 41 euro or 10 U.S. Sized shoe and my boot is a 24.5. I have only had an issue with the curling toes since getting the side punched out for the bunion forming on my right foot. The bunion isn't as large as the left foot so maybe it was punched out too much? But I feel like there is more room above my foot rather than to the side.
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Hi Mike,

No my calves are very skinny. I usually take a 41 euro or 10 U.S. Sized shoe and my boot is a 24.5. I have only had an issue with the curling toes since getting the side punched out for the bunion forming on my right foot. The bunion isn't as large as the left foot so maybe it was punched out too much? But I feel like there is more room above my foot rather than to the side.

I forgot to ask---do you have custom footbeds in your boots?

 

Which brand/model boots are you in?  Some are more pinchy toed than others

 

mike

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Yes I have custom foot beds. I'm in the Salomon X Max which actually has been a great boot so far but only recently has my bunion become apparent as it has flared up.
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