Liners are VIP foam size 8, triple-stacked with Superfoot Kork foot beds. Boot is Koflach Comp911, size 26 I think.
Any advice on how to go about doing this?
What do you mean by "triple stacked"?
If the pressure point is just on the 5th met head, you may want to cut an "x" at that point then pull any foam, between the two layers of material, out. If it is a much larger area, you may want to slice the liner length wise under the sole for about 4" to allow the whole forefoot area to relax.
sorry for the short answer earlier.
Thanks for your help guys.
I cut the liner where the side joins the bottom and made several vertical cuts as well. Gave me lots of extra room (seems like 1/2 an inch). Putting the liner back in the boot, a cut end got itself above the cork foot bed, so I removed the liner again and did a partial linerectomy. Then I rememberd to glue some bits back into the bottom so the cork footbed would have a uniform surface to sit on (well except for a tiny piece that I had lost; I'll glue that back in under ther when I find it.
It worked like a charm. I'm now sure that was the original plan.
Hmm, do you think if I removed that plastic liner sole all-together I would have room for thin ski socks in there; that plastic shell is pretty cold.
Update: I thought the boots were pretty good after relieving the pressure on the little toe side. Just the right one hurt a bit on the one side. However, after a full day of skiing fast laps lots of jumps and no rest (t-bar), I had to spend the next day with my feet in a bucket of Ice water instead of skiing (last spring).
I performed additional surgery over the summer, and removed the bottoms of the liners completely. My reasoning was that the one-side-only relief was causing my foot to be pushed too much to one side.
I have now skied them with bare feet on top of the Super-feet Cork foot beds for two days, with no problems, except toes got cold in -20C, -4 F weather (much colder with windy chill); I'm such a wuss.
No more pain! Great control! Haven't tried them with the socks yet.