How did they fit for you on the bad foot? I was out all last season as well with a fibula fx and ankle dislocation.
I'm a size 10 and my right foot with the surgery and hardware didn't fit as well as the left. I found them to be a bit smaller in the toe cap than my old northwaves.
I'm actually selling my size 10s now. I really wanted the dual boa zone tech too. If only northwave had a dual boa system.
Otherwise, my left foot felt great, even strapped in. Just too much pressure on my toes on my bad foot.
Hope you get to enjoy the season, I'll be riding again this season as well.