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Old 11-08-2010, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burton Ion Killing my Feet

I have a pair of Burton Ions and they are killing me. I think they may be too small but I am unwilling to risk another pair of them to find out.

The pain is on the top of my feet and I am trying to figure out what would cause that. They are wearable if I really loosen the bottom zone completely and they aren't too short so I'm thinking they are too shallow? Any advice on which brands might offer more room across the top?

I tried out the Salomon Factions because my friends ride them. They are super cheap and yet very comfortable but I wonder if they will be stiff enough. Any experiences?
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you like the Salomons and find it comfortable it is for you. The don't fit all so good, but if they fit you, it'd perfect. Personally i got 6 Salomon pairs total(2 for summer, 2 for winter, skates and snoboard). I bought 2 of them without trying out before, and they fit perfect to me. All US13 size. I mean if you find Factions comfy, you'll find any Salomons comfe too.

If you want to get a stiff one try something like Synapse, or F20-F22-F24 if you want to get more freestyle oriented boot(as ion is top level FREESTYLE boot). That'd be better choice, then talking about what's wrong with ion's.

I don't think that loosen a boot is a good idea. It should fit tight IMHO.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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prob def the boot. Don't loosen, like he said above - boot should be snug.

I don't have a suggestion for an alternative, al I know is my last two pair of Ion's fit next to perfect right out of the box. I don't have much of an arch at all so maybe these boots are rather shallow.

I'm assuming this pain is caused while riding? what binders u running?
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Are the Ions new? If they are maybe you just need to break them in.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I used them for a full season so I gave them a run. It is while riding and not a problem while not riding.

I had the Cartels and then the C02s later in the season. Same pain.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Might be the piping on the speed lacing that is mounted to the shell. Take your liner out and see if the pain/pressure points are where the housing for the speed lacing is. If you locate it you might be able to add some thin rubber or other padding in those areas. Use a hot gun or super glue.

I know some may tell you to pitch the Ions but try to figure it out first and make some adjustments.

Next time you go to get boots...NOT to be smart ass but Boa systems or speed lace systems I'm not a fan of for I always feel the piping/housing in the liners, that is why I'm a BIG fan of good old lace up boots.

Good Luck!
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Those boots have heat moldable liners. Have you had them heatmold it? They can do it with this sleeve you slip over your toes, so as it cools down, it will mold to a larger toebox area and give you more room. That might help...
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different insoles may help as well. some superfeet maybe?
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The following combination will help with your Ions.

Heat mold your inserts because that will help a ton!
Second go get custom foodbeds made.

I love my Ions but I'm not beyond customizing them to my feet... in fact I'd do the above with any boot I'd buy.
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Try different bindings too, I rode a friends board and was unable to continue riding because the pain was so bad, it turned out to be the bindings
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