I got some 2011 hot doggers and when i tried them on in the shop they were the best fitting boot ive ever put on. Put my old footbeds in (wich were pretty much brand new) and they felt fine but after 1 or 2 hours on the first day skiing they just seemed too tight. So i took the footbeds out and have skied about 20 days on them now and there the most comfortable boot ever. Whether your suposed to ski with footbeds or not, it feels better and more natural for me without them in. Might put them in if the boot packs out and doesn't fit snug anymore.