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01-15-2014 06:41 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 07:40 AM
Originally Posted by jtg View Post
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.
For me, if I only keep the lower section loose, there is no significant difference in heel hold (the upper section is really tight). What makes a big difference in ankle hold/heel lift is the ankle strap angle. The strap mounting holes that are the furthest back/highest work by far the best for me.

Also, a binding with a capstrap is a lot more comfortable for my forefoot (in case, you don't have one).
03-10-2013 06:42 PM
Originally Posted by behi View Post
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.
03-10-2013 10:10 AM
behi Have you seen this thread:
03-07-2013 11:15 PM
jtg 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 02:28 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 02:05 AM
SnowBrdScotty Kaiju's > heel lift
12-23-2012 09:36 PM
Slush Puppie 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 01:30 PM
jtg 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 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by firstx1017 View Post
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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