I have feet that are very hard to fit and keep stationary in the boot. Wide at the ball, low at the arch, skinny around the ankles, and bones protruding – all producing a situation where it is difficult to keep my feet from sliding forward (and then back) and easy to develop multiple pressure points. I have been through several different types of boots, used many fitters, and am currently in Solomon, which were the best starting out for my feet. I put in Eliminator tongue inserts last year (wow what a difference) and have distributed the pressure off all my pressure points except one. On one foot the Eliminator is causing pressure where my ankle goes into my foot – top of the foot, front of the angle. I can move the Eliminator up since it is thinner at the bottom and thicker at the top, but not sure I want to do that since except for that one spot it is working well where it is. Should I try distributing the pressure or reduce volume? I haven’t glued the Eliminator in yet so there are potentially four places to reduce volume, if that is the right approach – either side of the liner tongue or either side of the Eliminator.
Another issue is that before Eliminator I could easily flex the boot. Now it seems I can’t do it nearly as much. Do you think it is the less leverage because the Eliminator holds my lower leg firmly in place? Or do boots get stiffer with age?
Finally, I was wondering if the new Solomon boots that are heated to mold to your foot expand to provide more volume where necessary as well as compress to remove pressure points.