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Old 01-07-2014, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I have always hired crappy boots when I go snowboarding so this time I went to my local store to get boots fitted.
The guy convinced me to get some tighter boots as he said they would break in and get comfortable. He suggested that I wear them at home a few times before I go on the mountain to just get used to them.
Well I found that after wearing them for half an hour my feet go completely numb. I'm a US 9.5 and these are 9.5 boots but for some reason the boots are crushing my instep and along the outside edge of my foot near the pinky.
I took a photo just after I took them off so you get see how they are quite red in localized spots.

What do you think?
Should I return and change sizes or just bare with it for a bunch of wears and hope they loosen up?

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Are the liners able to be heatmolded and have you done so?
2. Are you pulling them too tight?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah don't crank them tight! If that's not tightened up then you might want to try a different pair of boots. The guy in the shop is right though, you want them to be relatively tight at first.

I wear 8.5 or 9.0 shoes and my boots are an 8.0...
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They should pack out over time, like a decent season. But if it hurts so much, it reduces the amount of time you are riding, then try other boots.
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seems like you have wide foot. try loosen the lower part of your boot a bit more.
what boots do you have? I would look for a boot that has two zones so you can have a bit more flexibility when it comes to tightness.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats a really tough call, on one hand they might pack out and get comfy, on the other they might just not be the right fit and taking them to the hill might mean you can not exchange them.

Personally I would bring them back if they hurt just laced up in your living room. My boots feel fine when I'm just wearing them but it's another story when I'm riding. My feet are not happy after a few hours out, and last time after a 5 hour day I could barely walk.

Since yours hurt just laced up imagine the agony you will feel trying to break those bad boys in.
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Thats a really tough call, on one hand they might pack out and get comfy, on the other they might just not be the right fit and taking them to the hill might mean you can not exchange them.

Personally I would bring them back if they hurt just laced up in your living room. My boots feel fine when I'm just wearing them but it's another story when I'm riding. My feet are not happy after a few hours out, and last time after a 5 hour day I could barely walk.

Since yours hurt just laced up imagine the agony you will feel trying to break those bad boys in.
I would check your lacing system. I would imagine the conventional lacing system would start to tighten the bottom as the top starts to loosen when you move around on your board.
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I would check your lacing system. I would imagine the conventional lacing system would start to tighten the bottom as the top starts to loosen when you move around on your board.
I got double boa, not sure if I'm a fan of that system. I have been riding them looser and looser every time I go, and I just stuck some new insoles in em so hopefully that will help.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I always had problem with my boots too.
Then, I went to a foot doctor and apparently I had flat feet so I had to get insoles. Now even after a full day of riding my feet don't hurt anymore.
I would seriously going to a foot doctor and speaking to him/her about it.<
Also, make sure you don't tighten the boot too much.
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what boots are they? From the photo it looks like you have a wider high volume foot (which is why you're getting crushed at the top and sides).

If you're in a brand that runs narrow that might be your problem. They should be snug but not crushing.
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