Hey guys, I'm going to need your advice on boots.
Here's the story:
I have a pair of Burton Moto that I bought 4 years ago. While they were really snug at first this last year they seem to be much looser causing a lot of pain. I started wearing double and sometimes triple socks to compensate for the packing of the boots. The last few times I went I have been feeling extreme pain (can't even finish a single run from the top of th emountain without stopping for a rest) at the following points circled on the image:
At first I thought it might have been an insole issue. So I went to the shop and they measured my arch. They said it is larger than the average person and an insert would be a good idea. So I bought myself a pair of superfeets (Superfeet Green Insoles | Foot Galaxy
). While they do provide more support the pain is still there. I also tried to play around with my bidnings and stance currently ride 7 degrees forward on front and 3 degrees backward (slightly duck footed) on the back leg. Again, the pain was still there. So I decided to get a new pair.
My questions to you are:
1. Any brands/models you'd recommend? I am mainly a freerider in his 4th year, so I am about intermediate.
2. Do you have any idea what is the cause of the pain in those areas? That would help me decide what type of boot to buy.
3. What do you think of snowboarding with double pairs of socks?
4. Do you think a stiffer boot will cause less pain? Or vice versa?