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Exclamation Does anyone make boots for high insteps?

Last year I bought Burton Rulers and I've used them 5 times so far. Unfortunately I have a high insteps on my feet so these boots crush the top of my foot which causes me some serious pain. When I take them off after a few hours I have the pins and needles feeling. Obviously the nerves in my feet are being crushed as well.

So my friend who has a smaller foot than me gave me his boots which are 1.5 size bigger and it was a world difference but still felt some discomfort.

My question is do they make boots with high insteps?

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Your best bet would be to have some custom insoles made or if you're not wanting to shell out that kind of cash just go with some superfeet. But having boots that are the proper size is a must.
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Just checking, instep means arch right?

I have high arches myself and almost had to give up the sport. I quit ice hockey and roller blading as a kid because of the pain any tight boot would cause me, but I would try every option before quitting snowboarding.

I once got expensive insoles from a foot doc but they didn't do squat, although any heel insert that raises the outside rear part of your foot so that more weight is placed behind your big toe should help. I also got a bunch of custom foam inserts on my old Salomon boots, from L-bars to shin foam inserts, but I still had to take my boots off every hour because it felt like knives were being stuck into the sides of my feet.

What finally got rid of my problem was sizing up to a 10 from 9.5 and getting a Salomon boot that had that strap outside of the inner boot that would keep your heel from lifting (it crosses your foot and sticks to the top of the boot). Basically, there is one boot out there for you that will help so just keep trying them on until you find the best option, you can always get some custom foam inserts as per recommendations from your local ski shop guy.
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like the people above me said, get some custom insoles. i myself have the same problem and i got myself some...the pain all went away. theres some places around me that make custom pairs around me for around $500, but if you dont wanna pay that theres plenty of off the shelf things like dr. scholls or something, just make sure you get ones with the arch in the right place.

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Just checking, instep means arch right?

I have high arches myself and almost had to give up the sport. I quit ice hockey and roller blading as a kid because of the pain any tight boot would cause me, but I would try every option before quitting snowboarding.

I once got expensive insoles from a foot doc but they didn't do squat, although any heel insert that raises the outside rear part of your foot so that more weight is placed behind your big toe should help. I also got a bunch of custom foam inserts on my old Salomon boots, from L-bars to shin foam inserts, but I still had to take my boots off every hour because it felt like knives were being stuck into the sides of my feet.

What finally got rid of my problem was sizing up to a 10 from 9.5 and getting a Salomon boot that had that strap outside of the inner boot that would keep your heel from lifting (it crosses your foot and sticks to the top of the boot). Basically, there is one boot out there for you that will help so just keep trying them on until you find the best option, you can always get some custom foam inserts as per recommendations from your local ski shop guy.
Instep meaning the top of the foot. It's pretty high. It's not the insoles that bother me. It's the boot itself. It's too flat on top. Crushes my instep. Either custom boots or a larger size is gonna solve this problem.

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Thirty-Two (32) makes boots with high insteps. Especially the Lashed model, with is a top comfort boot.

All Thirty-Two boots are heat moldable, which is a great extra feature.
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Thirty-Two (32) makes boots with high insteps. Especially the Lashed model, with is a top comfort boot.

All Thirty-Two boots are heat moldable, which is a great extra feature.
This? http://thirtytwo.com/boots/fall-2010...wn-gold-black/

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Yes, if I were you i'd try those at the shop. The most important is that the boots fit great ofcourse.....
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Yeah I did that with these Burtons and that didn't work out so well. I'll have to find someone that really knows what they're talking about.

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Have high arch/instep and use "sole" viesturs footbeds....higher than superfeet. Also have 32 focus boas that work great, have various j/c bars and ect. But can leave the lower boa fairly loose and crank down the upper one.

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