1. When I walk bare footed, only the outside of my feet contact the ground. Literally, my big toes do not always touch the ground. I was a very serious soccer player back in the day, and the docs said I messed them up by practically living in cleats. As long as I wear shoes I don't notice the pain, but I literally can't walk 100 feet without shoes on or the outsides of my feet hurt. I'm assuming this would naturally cause me to ski more on my outside edges, right? There are times where I look down and swear it looks like my inside edges aren't even contacting the snow when I'm standing still.
2. My shells are the correct size when I take the liners out and put my feet in... I've got about 2 fingers width. My boots are size 26.0, my liners say 26.5. Dalbello proton 8s. I've skied them about 20 days, so they should have packed out by now. They have never been heat molded. When I put my feet in just my liners, it crushes my pinky toe, literally pushing it at least into the next toe, and sometimes actually under it. When I put everyhting back together (in the shells) the problem gets a little worse. Just wearing my liners is uncomfortable. Any ideas? By the way, this problem is mostly resolved if I take the footbeds out and don't wear socks.
I plan on having the guy check my canting and all that, since I've broke my right knee a total of 6 times, and have a pretty severe case of osgood schlatter... I'm one of the unfortunate cases that doesn't outgrow it. I'm 26, 190 pounds, 5'8. Big calves, very strong legs in general. Volkl AC3s with marker wide ride ipt bindings. Hopefully that gives you all the info you could want. I live in eastern north carolina, ski at wintergreen.