Hello Boot Fitting Demi-gods!
I have some questions concerning boot fit with my Lange RX 130s (brannock length 27.5). I am experiencing pressure and discomfort in the medial tarsal area of both feet.
Some background: The shells have been punched-stretched and grinded in the ball of foot area and the upper shells have been ground a bit to make room for my tib/fib ankle bone areas. Currently, I am using BD Comfort S7 footbeds and I am using the Zipfit Gara liner. My feet are wide at 110mm, high arches, medium instep, and narrow heels. I've had boot fitters at The Ski Center (DC), DQ (Mount Laurel, NJ), and Larry at Ski & Bow (Pagosa Springs, CO) help me with these boots.
I recently skied WC CO for a week and I experienced a lot of ball of foot pain (burning, numbness, cold toes, etc.). By the end of the week I could ski about 2/3rds of the day in the Langes, but would have to ditch them for my Tecnicas that I also brought along.
Question: Is this shell and/or liner pressure in the medial tarsal area causing the intense burning and ultimate numbness of my ball of foot by putting pressure on the posterior tibial nerve or posterior main artery?
I plan on skiing Breck and then Utah the end of March. I would appreciate any courses of action from the fitters here so that I can ski the Lange in relative comfort and not have to wear my bailout boot the Tecnica.