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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Numb and sore feet

Hi Everybody.

I have a question about my boots. I have a strong feeling that I already know the solution - so this thread might be kinda redundant but anyhow... here goes:
Everytime I snowboard, I get sore and sometimes numb feet. It starts to get bad after a couple of hours but it actually annoys me from the beginning. My boots are Burton Moto '09. It's mostly under my feet that I feel that prickly feeling - and later numbness. The thing is, I'm pretty sure I have too small boots. I can feel that my toes are obviously under pressure in my boots (also in the inner boot). I bought them this way because I thought they would adapt to my feet (like ski boots do) but I've learned that they don't expand as much, at all. So, I'm pretty sure that this is the reason. However, I am worried that it might be my bindings. My bindings are Burton Mission. I was thinking that they might be pressurizing my feet in a way that is bad for the circulation.

What do you guys think? Right now, I'm looking into selling my old boots and buying some new ones. But do you think it's the bindings or the boots? (I've tried also riding with the bindings strapped less tight - but the same).

I just don't wanna buy new boots if it's unnecessary - but honestly I think this is the solution because I've been snowboarding in my boots for 4 weeks and they're still the same (obviously too small).

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maybe not too small, but poor fit and wrong size.

Numb toes can be other very specific things, but start with fit and size. Go to a good shop with more than one brand and try shit on.

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I've been getting numb toes for a season or 2 now. It can be from either my bindings or boots. I think my boots are pretty soft so sometimes I ratchet my heel strap too tight and I get a lot of pressure there and it effects circulation. Othertimes, my boots are too tight and I have to loosen them. I never get any tingling sensation like you do, though.

To solve the problem, I just have to go into the lodge and warm up my toes.
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read the sticky in the boots forum about fit and go try some on. On new boots your feet should feel extra snug, but not too tight. Your toes should touch the end but not be scrunched up. You can tell that just by trying on boots. After that you should wear them around, tightened up, in the store, to see if any problems develop. After that you need to wear them at home and see if there are any problems. After that you have the slopes and unfortunately that is where problems develop sometimes. Can't do shit about that
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