|Originally posted by marta:
I have a pair of Nordica W8W's with custom footbeds. Very comfortable, no pain. The shell fit was good, but after a season, they packed out A LOT. We put some bontex under the liner, a heel lift and moved the ankle buckle. We also took out the toe cap on the foot board, so my toes can wiggle well. Now, they fit snug, with no pain, but my pinky toe and 4th toe go numb. Not cold, just cut off cirulation. Where is the pressure for that nerve or vein on the foot coming from? What should I do to relieve the pressure that causes the numbness?
Wow! That's a lot of boot surgery for a good shell fit. Have you thought of getting replacement or thermoformed liners at all?
I have related questions:
- How do you know that it is just a circulation cut-off? Does it get tingly when circulation is restored like an arm gone to sleep? What if there is long-term numbness (say, a day later)?
- Should custom footbeds be redone when a heel lift is put in?
- Is there anyone out there with "metatarsal buttons" in their boot liners, designed to alleviate possible nerve pinch?
Like these (sorry, OT bike gear, but relevant): http://www.specialized.com/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=5333&JServSessionIdroot=r4pm ydlvwy.j27003