Well i skied yesterday and despite trying to land forward more, by the end of the day my toes hurt a lot. Well, i tried to pay attention to what hurt and it was primarily my big toes. And strangely enough when doing a few jump at the beginning of the day they were fine, but near the end of the day when trying to do a few more jumps they hurt very much. This leads me to believe the jumping is not the issue, and the boots are.
When i got home i stuck my boot into my boot with no liners and no socks. The first thing i noticed is that the top of my big toes doesn't even seem to touch the front of the shell. In stead it touches the side and corner of the boot, and its as if that side of the toe cavity it too narrow, because it feels like its pushing the big toe in towards the other toes. This seems to make sense with the type of pain i am experiencing.
I also think that the boot is too big for me in length though. The space behind my heel with my toes touching the front looks a hair over 1" which from what i understand is too big. When i ski i can feel that my heel lifts, as well as feeling this when on the ski lift. I can feel that with the skis hanging there is room between my heel and the bottom on the boot.
So, I'm guessing this issue will continue as long as i have these boots. I'm going to try and tough it out for one more season, but I'm thinking the proper remedy is to purchase a properly fitted boot that fits my foot in the future as soon as possible.