On my third and most aggressive (and coldest) day in my new boots and skis I ended up with slightly bruised big toenails, in the mid/front.That day I did a lot more powder skiing, than on other days. My nails could maybe have been a hair shorter but were basically short, and I haven't had this problem before (third season skier) using boots in same size from same manufacturer, in another model.
I'm wondering should I take them to a boot fitter and ask them to try to give me a bit more room in the toe somehow? Not sure if that would be in front of the toe or above it...Boots are Garmont Radiums.
More details, the boots would probably be described as having a performance fit, snugger but comfortable. In addition to measuring my feet before buying and contacting the manufacturer about the size, I had a boot fitter confirm the size is correct. The liners are not heat molded on advice of the boot fitter, but I do have a thin heat molded footbed. I wear a thinner wool sock when skiing.
My toes felt a bit 'colder' the day it happened but I think it was actually the sensation of them being pinched or bruised that I was noticing.