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01-24-2013 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by Powdasnarf View Post
Hey everyone,

I have this excruciating pain in my feet when I shred.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
Powdasnarf, (nice username, btw. snaaaarf)

Sorry to hear about your foot pain. I've seen this a lot in riding buddies over the years and had some personal issues in the past as well.

I don't mean to be a dick, but how good a snowboarder would you say you are? It seems like a lot of newbs have foot pain issues that only resolve themselves once they gain some skills/confidence and relax into a groove (instead of applying higher, nervous foot pressure to the board at all times).

Another somewhat personal question is, are you drinking/partying while riding? I had a lot more pain in my feet when I was getting sloshed on the hill. Seems counter-intuitive, I know, but it is what it is. If you are always consuming alcohol while riding, and partying in other ways, you might have an alcohol/substance abuse issue.

Good luck resolving the issue.
01-23-2013 12:17 PM
--bigtime-- Hey, so for someone who has had flat feet his whole life and had custom orthotics for his shoes since he was a kid. What is my best choice for something in my SB boot to help out since there is no way my normal shoe orthotics would work??? I already have superfeet in my 32 Lashed but I feel like I could be better off with some more arch support.
Thanks (and not trying to thread jack OP)
01-23-2013 10:34 AM
Snow Hound
Re: Serious foot pain, boots or bindings?

I had this exact same problem. I only get a week 2 or 3 times a season. I figured that my feet just didn't like snowboarding. Running my boots loose helped but also felt sketchy. Then I swapped my Motos for Salomon Synapses. I've just got back from my second week with them and rode first to last lift with no pain whatsoever.
01-23-2013 09:11 AM
Soul06 I have similar problems. I think NWBoarder hit the nail on the head. I use to get the WORST foot cramps. Particularly in my forward foot. I changed my insoles to Superfeet which helped a little but not fully. I notice that it hurts when I first start riding for the day but as my feet get to relax a bit they adjust.
Like he said I believe it comes to a lack of frequent riding.
01-23-2013 08:21 AM
chomps1211 Wear the boots around the house for a couple hours. Tighten them like you would for riding. If no issues, probably the bindings. My guess is it is the bindings, since you get more constant pain mostly in your lead foot which stays strapped in more/longer than the rear.

Also, second the footbed advice!! Custom molded "Orthotic" footbeds made a HUGE diff. for me. (...$120 and worth EVERY PENNY!!) I also changed the ankle strap mounting position on my 2010/11 Cartel's from the highest point to middle attachment points. Those two things pretty much fixed 85-90% of all the foot PAIN problems I was having.
(...reasonably sure the remaining 10-15% is just my fucked up & abused dogs! )

You are going to have to take some time to try different things to get this figured out because the fact is,.. Everybody's feet ARE different! What works for one, won't necessarily work for the other! No way around that!
01-23-2013 05:31 AM
Basti You should definitely get some custom footbeds like Remind or (my preference) Footprint Game Changers. Footbeds can make all the difference. If that doesn't work try different boots.
01-23-2013 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
everybody's foot is different
This. Not only that, but I'm guessing you all ride different equipment as well, which can play into it. At only 8 days a year though, it sounds more like foot fatigue than equipment issues to me.
01-22-2013 10:48 PM
wrathfuldeity everybody's foot is different
01-22-2013 10:01 PM
Powdasnarf I ride about 8 or so days per year (I must travel for the gnar). My friends who ride about the same time don't experience this at all though.
01-22-2013 09:56 PM
wrathfuldeity Through out the foot bed and get some proper foot beds...but have the foot bed fitted.
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