Originally Posted by Deimus85
Salomon's quick lace system is the only one worth anyone's time.
I hear KT tape is worthwhile.
Sounds more and more like the OP needs to buy new boots.
I started off with a pair of Burton's don't remember the model but they were cheap and hand me downs. They squished the top of my foot so bad I was left with bone aches. I wanted laces so I could adjust for the big arch in my foot but they only ones I could find were the Nike's and they just weren't tall enough for me so I went with the Salomon's which was a great choice. It's a stiffer boot. The speed lace is split into the liner, the top portion of the boot and the bottom potion of the boot. A comfortable tight fit for me. I have always had issues with shoes so I knew going into snowboarding that I needed to pick out the right boot the first time around. I debated going with a men's boot to get laces but my calfs are ginormous so a girls boots and bindings were necessary.