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post #51 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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it may be the footbed. Not that footbed is bad for you, but it may more that you are wearing them too long. With any custom footneds/orthotics you have slowly introduce them to your feet. Like you wear them 2 hrs first week and add 1hr each week etc. Pay attention to how your feet are feeling.
Your body probably is in proper alignment now so you may be using muscles you havent used before (may be why your knee hurts).
New boots, new foot beds and full day of riding, you are asking for trouble.
Wear the foot beds everyday in you walking shoes. (wear them couple hours per day and slowly increase the time you wear then)
From my experience, your feet gets tired and sore when you first use foot beds, but not any kind of pain.
So take it easy first week or two.
I don't think that this is the issue. I've had orthotics in my shoes for the past 4 years. I don't have foot pain while just walking around, but they just feel "better". These are just newer ones.



I might just go back to the factory footbeds and see how those are....
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post #52 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 07:30 AM
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Dude stop wasting your money and go get custom footbeds made!
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I started having foot pain mainly this year on the balls of my feet... I also notice that the more I ride the cat tracks on my toe side (I'm regular) the worse the pain was. Long traverses on my toe side and the pain would start and boy, once it started it just got worse and worse to the point that I had to stop and rest and then start again.
Thought I would update since I was getting very similar pain to you. My foot pain appears to be pretty much gone now. The two things that changed were 1) I changed from a forward stand (15/6) to a duck stance (15/-6) and 2) I finally managed to start doing turns on cat tracks where I would previously have been stuck on toe side the whole time. Not sure which helped more.
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I too am in the foot pain club. My pain seems to be confined to toe side and in the ball of my foot. I just had my first run out with custom footbeds, and they most certainly did not solve the problem. I already know that I have semi-flat feet, and apparently "long" arches. As in, the length of my arch is consistent with a foot size that is a size larger than my feet actually are. In any case, the custom footbeds should resolve that...maybe they improved something but there is still something going on that is far worse.

I visited a podiatrist and he didn't seem helpful. Just wanted to sell me expensive orthotics.

It's actually pretty funny for me to see people say that they could barely finish a run without pain, because if I got anywhere near a single run complete without stopping I'd be thrilled at this point. I have to rest them constantly.

The mountain I went to had a lot of runs that required lengthy toe-side traversing for goofy riders, which was quite agonizing.

It seems like the next things to try are bindings and boots. I know I can rent boots, not sure about bindings, but I'll ask the local shops.

Oddly, the foot that hurt the most (rear foot) - and still is very sore the day after - felt like it was too small for the boot. When trying the boots on normally, this was not the case, and it's never been the case that foot felt "bigger" in a boot than the other. So I'm not sure if it was a fitment issue, or if it was another issue that then caused swelling, which then made fitment a secondary issue once the foot was swollen.

The pain is mainly on the ball of my rear foot, and more to the outside. While riding, there is overall soreness on both feet, but where I feel it the day after is there.

I'll try the stance thing that the poster above me mentioned as well. Especially since the pain seems to be on the outside of the rear foot, perhaps as if it wants to be aimed back a bit. Right now I'm at something like 20/5. I did try duck stance briefly a few years ago and immediately switched back, but I can't remember if that was due to pain or because I felt like I couldn't control my board as well.

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Sorry to hear you're having major problems.

I don't know what the solution is but the first thing I would do is go back to the guy that made the custom insoles, as they should be willing to tweak things until you get comfortable. What was the process the used to fit and make them?

Other than that, could the new insoles have reduced the volume of the boot so your feet are now cramped? If the bones of the forefoot are pinched together slightly it could cause that pain (I had something similar in cycling shoes with new insoles).
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Yeah, I went back and they hammered out my boot a little bit and shaved down the footbeds. It feels fine when I try it on, but the test will be next time I go out. They said it definitely isn't a boot size issue, which is good I guess, because I didn't want to buy new ones.
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Did OP ever solve this?

3 months since my last post and I've made no progress. I did, however, waste a lot of money. Bought new bindings (yes, flows), new boots, orange superfeet, custom molded insoles, thick snowboard socks, thin snowboard socks, changed stance width, went from forward stance to duck. Talked to bootfitters.

Only option left that I can think of is those $400 orthotics, but it sounds like those didn't help OP.

If I'm lucky, the pain starts to fade about halfway through the day. Some days I do get lucky and the pain doesn't really show up. Other times, it never goes away. And it's only during riding.

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Yeah, I've experimented a lot with tightening. It seems to help somewhat if they are that loose, but then your heel comes halfway out on toe-side turns, and riding is pretty much impossible.
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