Foot anatomy: I have fairly flat feet with a wide but not tall arch. Very low instep. Med-long toes. And can hyperextended my ankle joint (and all my other joints as well). Thin, narrow foot. 93mm across at widest point. No bunions or other deformations. Thick ankle and large calf, in which my calf muscles actually run all the way down the back of my leg to the ankle. Ie cankles.
I would like to figure out how to take up some space laterally in the forefoot area and on top of the foot between ankle between instep and toes.
I'm located in an area which has no professional boot fitters, I have been recommended a couple in the past but visits have been quite disappointing. I'd like to do non-destructive fiddling with these boot to get them feeling good for the final week or so of the season.
Other adjustments for these boots the fitter tapped some pads to the outside of the liner which seems to take up some space in the boot when reinserted.
Questions: 1) where can I buy the pads needed, and which ones should I obtain?
2) does it seem reasonable to tape the pads, hemispherically to each side of the top foot, liner? Making sure to extend the pad down the sides towards the bottom of the liner?
3) I feel some room around the insep area? Any thoughts on how to take up that space?
My next ski vacation will be planned around getting professional new style boot and alignment work.