I got a pair of Nordica Hot Rod 85's last season. I went to an experienced boot fitter a couple times over the season to get a heel lift, Instaprint insoles and my liner cooked. I lock down my ankle buckle as tight as it goes. I wear ultrathin socks. The boots are an aggressive shell fit, and have properly been sized inline with the methods the experts use, that post in this forum. If I get some air and land even the slightest bit in the backseat I will experience some severe pain in my right toe. Thankfully I didn't lose the nail, but another week in the season.. could be another story.
Now after going through the the above, by getting the boots properly fitted: I'm wondering what still may be causing my black toe/toe pain?
My personal theory is that my toe is not actually hitting the end of the toe box, but rather the top. Reasons I believe this to be the case are:
1) When removing liners I notice a huge indent on the liner foam in the toe box area. Bootfitter noticed this too, but didn't think much of it other than it was strange. Wife has Hot Rod women's model and they don't have the indent (liners are stiffer material too).
2) Blackness of toe seems to indicate pressure is coming from above or near root of nail, not the end. (Not very scientific, I know.)
Any ideas for a next step to try? I've never really experienced this type of toe pain, in any prior boots. (Been through a lot of pairs growing up ;) )
Should I consider melting the shell to make more room at the top of the toe box, or am I barking up the wrong tree?