i wasn't wearing shoes...i tried the bindings on with boots, obviously. They were pushing into the softer part of my boot, and i felt a fair amount of pressure in my leg. I wear the original shaun white boots from 2004 or something, and they're a fairly soft boot.
I ride about 70% freeride and 30% park/pipe. Been riding for 15 years, about 20 days a season, and looking to get new gear.