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    Posted: May/20/2012 at 3:14am
So i have pretty messed up feet, really high arches so i have like a pointy bone on the top of my foot above my arch which gives me pain on every boot ive tried on thus far..

I know boots are all about personal fit, but Im just wondering if anyone else has feet of a similar shape to this and have had any success finding boots that have a particularly high cut and dont press in that area?

Im aware you can get boots heat molded, but i tried that on my current ones (k2 t1's) and it didn't help much. Went to my local store the other day and tried on a stack, best fitting were probably the burton slx's but i could still feel it, and dont much want to drop that sort of money if it doesnt fit perfectly..

So yeah if anyone could help out would much appreciate it..
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2012 at 10:31am
You may need to get some custom moldings through a shoe specialist because it doesn't seem conventional things are working for you.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2012 at 12:19pm
I feel your pain brother.  My feet aren't the exact same, but they've got issues.  Like the left seems to be slightly bigger than the right (by a half size) and my big toes point up.  What company will sell one 12.5 and one 13?  Hell, I might check those burton 6's out.
 
I have a pair of K2 and I'm not fond of them.  I know dropping a lot of coin on boots sucks, maybe you can find some slightly used burtons.
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2012 at 12:25pm
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I feel your pain brother.  My feet aren't the exact same, but they've got issues.  Like the left seems to be slightly bigger than the right (by a half size) and my big toes point up.  What company will sell one 12.5 and one 13?  Hell, I might check those burton 6's out.
 
I have a pair of K2 and I'm not fond of them.  I know dropping a lot of coin on boots sucks, maybe you can find some slightly used burtons.
Why burtons? do they have high arches or something? i just dont know how you can throw out a brand name for boots like that. Go to a shop and try on tons of boots, people on here might be able to help, but you cant just throw brand names around like that
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2012 at 1:24pm
I was saying the "B" word because scott had said those fit him the best outta all the ones he'd tried on.   I like my burton hails, but they still don't fit me perfect.  You do have to try on a bunch of pair to find the right fit...I was just suggesting that if he'd found something close to maybe give them a try if the price was right.  Word?
 
Plus, you can find inserts for high arches, I know they're out there somewhere.  Hell, check out tognar.com.  I know they had some wedges and whatnot to fine tune your fit.  I'm sure they have something for arches.
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  Quote CLoSeR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2012 at 1:37pm
As others have said, go to a shop try on boots for best fit. If you have high arches you'll probably also need a good pair of insoles. Superfeet come to mind but there are many brands. Snowboard stores normally have them instock and can help you fit them to your favourite boots.



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  Quote scottkUMA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2012 at 11:16pm
I have, ive tried on pretty much the entire store at this point. Its not under my foot that bothers me, its the pressure thats on the top of my foot as a result of my high arch.

Im not going to get custom foot beds because then i will lose even more room inside the boot and the pressure on the top of my foot will get worse.

Thats fine I just thought some people might have a similar situation and could point me in the right direction, cheers anyway
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/21/2012 at 8:57am
you probably need to go custom molding and insoles, but go with a set of softer boots, so ur feet won't feel as cramped as stiffer boots.
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  Quote CLoSeR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/21/2012 at 2:01pm
I misunderstood the problem, pressure from the top is a different kettle of fish.. custom insoles won't really help.

I'll go with 2zz's comment and say go for some softer boots, I'll also suggest laceup boots which give you more control with the fit. Your local store should be able to give you suggestions aswell, if they are not helpful try another store.

Unfortunately I think there are not many people who suffer from top of the foot pain, you'll have to experiment and see what works best. Also try thin socks..

Lastly, do you have this problem with regular sport shoes aswell?
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  Quote kikko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/21/2012 at 2:13pm
have you tried wearing thin silk type socks?
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  Quote scottkUMA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/21/2012 at 7:07pm
Yeah ive tried "silk blend" socks if thats what you mean, helped but nothing significant.

He did a bit of heat molding for me in the store, it felt pretty good at first, but then 10 minutes later the pain was back? :S

I dno it just sucks haha, makes the afternoons really crap
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/22/2012 at 12:43pm
Originally posted by scottkUMA

I have, ive tried on pretty much the entire store at this point. Its not under my foot that bothers me, its the pressure thats on the top of my foot as a result of my high arch.

Im not going to get custom foot beds because then i will lose even more room inside the boot and the pressure on the top of my foot will get worse.

Thats fine I just thought some people might have a similar situation and could point me in the right direction, cheers anyway
Do you feel any difference if you don't tighten the inner liner and leave your ankle binding strap a tad looser? It's not optimal, but may help allieviate pressure on your sore spots, esp on top of your foot. Either way, I hope you get your problem sorted out. Uncomfortable feet suck on the hill. Also, maybe try different positions for the ankle strap if your bindings allow it. Experiment and see if anything helps. I changed the position of the strap on my cartels and it helped a lot.
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Nah no problem with regular sports shoes, every now and then come across a pair that suck, but mostly okay.

Giving the lower section a bit of slack doesnt seem to help at all strangely enough..

Its not from my bindings as just putting boots on and walking around gives me issues, kinda frustrating ha.
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2012 at 10:57am
Originally posted by scottkUMA

Nah no problem with regular sports shoes, every now and then come across a pair that suck, but mostly okay.

Giving the lower section a bit of slack doesnt seem to help at all strangely enough..

Its not from my bindings as just putting boots on and walking around gives me issues, kinda frustrating ha.
Wow, that's horrible. If you have health insurance, it may be worth a referral to a podiatrist to see if insoles or other options may be able to make riding more comfortable for you. If you feel pain just putting your boots on, and have issues with some regular sports shoes, you might want to get checked out for any irregular bone callous formation. I broke a bone in my ankle, and mistook it for a sprain. After walking on it for 2 weeks, without improvement, I got it checked out and found out it was cracked. By that time, the healing process had started and a bone callous had formed. I now have a little permanent bump on my left ankle. Might be worth checking out. Best of luck finding comfort with your feet.
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