I have a new pair of Fischer RC4 130 Soma boots and I'm having some issues. The boots are somewhat snug and hug my feet nicely (feel great around the house) but after a just a couple of runs my feet are killing me. I should point out that the schell fit is correct and I have custom made foot beds and wear a very thin sock. Whats happening is, I get a sharp pain in the balls of both feet and then severe cramping in my arch's. It gets so bad I need to pull the boots of every couple of runs and work the cramps out. I also get a numbness in my little toes and the area just behind. I have high archs, high instep, narrow heel and ankle, big calfs, severe duck walk (I bought the Soma's to help with the duck walk) and my foot is very rigid. I have the instep buckle as loose as it will go with some pain directly below. My dealer has softened the footbed in the arch area but doesn't recommend grinding down these particular boot boards. They did however recommend stretching the insteps and pucnhing out the fore foot area slightly. What are your thoughts before undertaking these steps? Also is there a way to soften the flex of these boots? I'm getting some pain in my shins and I'm having trouble getting pressure to the ski tips, I moved the forward lean down as far as it goes, the boots are a little stiff. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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2/11/08 at 8:56am