Serious foot pain, boots or bindings?
I have this excruciating pain in my feet when I shred. This is mostly in my downward foot. They don't hurt whatsoever when I'm just lounging around, but they start to hurt when I go down the mountain and continue while on the chairlift for some time.
I've done a lot of reading and there seems to be no easy way to decide if my boots or bindings are the likely culprit. Quick summary:
Boots: Size 10 Vans Encore, single boa lacing system. I wear a size 10 US shoe. After doing some reading I'm thinking that I might need to downsize to a 9 (I measure a 9.5 on the metal thing). They feel plenty tight around my ankles and upper foot, but I can wiggle my toes and they don't seem to touch the front of the boot.
Bindings: Ride EX. Kind of lower quality, so I'm wondering if they're the issue. Since things hurt on the chairlift perhaps these are just not tightening comfortably.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.