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|01-15-2014 05:41 AM|
I know this is an old thread but I had this issue could not go down a slope without painful cramps in ball of feet and had to stop ever minute or so .. Green slopes were unbarable etc nightmare... Pain was bad with both Flows and Burton P1 bindings, Previous boots i had were Burton and some other makes (cant remember) all gave me pain.
My solution was a pair of Quenchu Snowboard boots... I dont know what model they were but they were very cheap about £20 at the time... and the only thing I can think why the pain stopped was because they are wide and even if i try and tighten the straps on bindings down on these boots compared to other boots I have had they seem like they can cope with the pressure of the straps (a bit like steel toe capped boots for snowboarders lol ).. When i get home i will try and find out the model of boots I have...and post...
But good luck as until i found these boots i wrecked 2 holidays.... :
|03-11-2013 06:40 AM|
Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Also, a binding with a capstrap is a lot more comfortable for my forefoot (in case, you don't have one).
|03-10-2013 05:42 PM|
Originally Posted by behi View Post
|03-10-2013 09:10 AM|
Have you seen this thread:
|03-07-2013 10:15 PM|
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.
|12-24-2012 01:28 AM|
|jtg||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.|
|12-24-2012 01:05 AM|
|SnowBrdScotty||Kaiju's > heel lift|
|12-23-2012 08:36 PM|
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).
|12-22-2012 12:30 PM|
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.
|02-26-2012 08:40 PM|
Originally Posted by firstx1017 View Post
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