I have a rather substantial bunion on my left foot. I'm in a last year's model Lange RX130. It has been punched substantially so that there appears to be enough room, but I'm still getting pressure, which I assume is from pushing against the boot with the bunion when I ski. Any suggestions as to what else I can do? I have considered a bit of zeppa grind under the bunion, but this seems drastic and I'd rather consider reversible suggestions.
perhaps the punch does not line up with your bunion, or the punch is not the correct size or shape? kind of a random approach to grind the zeppa, as it is not anywhere near the actual bunion? in most cases the bunion is lateral to the foot or slightly on top of the foot...
post a picture of your bunion and a picture of the shell where they punched...
just as i thought... the punch is not big enough for the bunion. it is not helpful that your boot fitter has ground the area after the punch. it makes it more difficult to make a bigger smoother punch.
also while your at it, there should be a pocket punched at the bunionette on your 5th met head.
do you have a footbed in the boot?
is your ankle range of motion normal, low, or high?
how is the fit in the rear of the boot? i.e. - heel hold down?
is the black toe nail due to your ski boots?
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ok so did you have the shell stretched as Jim suggested for the tailors bunion too?, if you did then the first thing i would look at would be the footbed...is it controlling enough pronation BUT if you didn't have the shell punched do that first