Originally Posted by str8line
Male 52 years old, skied 45 yrs. Ex propatrol, college racer. 190lbs. Skiing in Saolomon XWave 10.0. Have had footbeds made by reputable ski shop in Seattle. Have skied boots and footbeds for 1.5 yrs. NO problem when skiing inbounds, great fit throughout boot.
1. When hiking into the backcountry, even short 150-200' ridge hike, I get what starts as burning sensation under each foot, just behind the ball of the foot, and all the way across (laterally). If I continue hiking, skiing and yoyoing lift I will eventually get very painfull cramping in same location on both feet. If I stop and pull boots off and massage area the pain goes away (10-15 minutes in the lodge of course). I experinced the same thing with my last pair of boots, Tecnica Icons w/ Superfeet footbeds. I believe the custom footbeds I now use are correct, they cradle my foot well when skiing all day in area, it;s adding the hiking to the mix that causes the grief.
What should I do???
As a test, try replacing your Superfeet with something with more shock absorption (even the stock footbeds should be ok). If that does not work, you may need to see someone in the medical field.