I've seen a lot of posts referring to footbeds... excuse the noob question but I assume these are used in boots to give more support and therefore greater control? How does this work? Do boots not come equipped with these things, and if so, do the footbeds you can buy simply replace existing ones in the boots or are they in addition to what is provided by the boot maker?
I bought Salomon Mission 5's. They were hell the first few hours I wore them, but now I've got them adjusted the right way they are fine - tight but comfortable. I can wiggle my toes...feet don't get cold, however I notice now that after 4 or 5 hours of skiing that my heel lifts very slightly when I'm really pushing forward...is this because the lining is packing out...and would footbeds help with this?
I was in a shop in London over the weekend and asked them and of course they said "yes sir...you really need these and they will improve your control significantly....and by the way a good set will cost around 60GBP" ... true or sales blurb?
To be fair to them they gave me an unbelievably good deal on a new jacket (Schoffel Saturn GTX)... I had been looking at the Arcteryx Sidewinder but the Schoffel had better features (in my humble opinion) and was a good bit cheaper.