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do custom footbeds need to be worn in?

hey guys, i was continuously having bad front foot pain, and decided to get custom footbeds from a professional an experienced boot fitter..

First session wearing them i noticed the pain still came back after the first run, but was not as bad before, and did not last as long, but i still needed to take my boot off twice, instead of the 4-5 times as i used to, before it went away..

I know theres the possibility that footbeds may not be my main solution, and it could be other factors instead, but has anyone needed to wear their footbeds a few times before it fixed their pain issues, or if it doesnt work the first time, it probably never will?

any feedback appreciated,

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When I was fitting people with footbeds I said expect to come back one to two more times for minor tweaks to make sure they were perfect. You may need that. Or as you mentioned your feet might need to get used to them just a bit. What's going on is they're helping to retrain your muscles in your feet which explains why instead of 4 to 5 times you took your boot off it was only twice. Call your fitter, see what they say and just explain the whole situation. The big thing is maintaining a dialog between the two of you.

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When I was fitting people with footbeds I said expect to come back one to two more times for minor tweaks to make sure they were perfect. You may need that. Or as you mentioned your feet might need to get used to them just a bit. What's going on is they're helping to retrain your muscles in your feet which explains why instead of 4 to 5 times you took your boot off it was only twice. Call your fitter, see what they say and just explain the whole situation. The big thing is maintaining a dialog between the two of you.
Thanks for the feedback! With the tweaks you mention can they do this to the current custom footbed, or do I need to remake a new one for eg front foot only?
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Usually it's to the existing footbeds, unless they fucked something up really bad. I've only ever had to remake footbeds a handful of times for people so I wouldn't put too much emphasis on that.

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A lot of people eschew custom orthotics for this very reason. When you first wear them, they tend to be uncomfortable to painful, depending on how much correction you require. But BA nailed it. Let your feet get used to it and communicate with your fitter or ortho.

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Ill try them out a few times, thanks for the feedback!
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Usually it's to the existing footbeds, unless they fucked something up really bad. I've only ever had to remake footbeds a handful of times for people so I wouldn't put too much emphasis on that.
I spoke to my boot fitter today and told him I'm still getting some pain on the outside of my leading foot.. He said alterations can be done to the insole, but outside pain probably is a boot issue? What do you think?
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Well it depends on where it is on the foot. It could be a liner issue, it could be as simple as just needing to have that side of the footbed ground down a little to fit better in the liner. Can't really say without looking at your foot, boot, and footbed.

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I bought cheap Burton mOtos and so regreted it. For 1st 2 weeks boots were great, but then their cheap liner started to give up, right where toes flexes and it was so painfull to ride in them that for next season I will buy new boots for at least 300$

How is your boots liner, any defects or grease on it?
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do custom footbeds need to be worn in?

It could be your binding angles or strap locations too. I know I had a burning sensation right at the balls of my feet and making a few adjustments to my bindings I think I bumped my front one outwards three degrees and I started putting my toe strap over my toes. Rather than on top of my boot. Seems to have helped quite a bit.

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