So I've bought the Full Tilt Hotdogger, and they are great, the only bad thing about them is that they are to thin for my foot. I didn't feel this when I tried them on for the first time.
I can only feel it after like 20 mins and more, and it's really painfull.
Two weeks ago I got them widened out (or whatever you call it) 0,5 cm at my local ski shop, and I and the guy working there though it was gonna be enough, but it wasn't.
I've only been skiing like 10 times this winter bacause of this problem, it sucks, and it's getting pretty damn expensive.
So NS, help me, is it possible to "make them wider" like 1 - 1,5 cm more?
Should I buy new boots?...
Like seriously, thats what everybody says... Should I just ignore the pain and have half a season of pain, and then they will pack out?...
It's not the inner liner boot thing, its the shell, the hard plastic. Will that pack out?.
First thing to cheack I think is the footbed, what type did you get? It sounds like the footbed is still alowing your foot to pronate inside the boot. Becuase your foot only hurts after about 20 min, it would show that the boot is wide enough, but becuase your foot is pronating, over time, it pronates more and more which makes your foot wider, hence why it feels to tight. If its a superfeet of surefoot footbed that is your problem. If its a sidas have a look what type of stabiliser they used, it may be badly molded or not stiff enough.
Take them back to where you got them, explain your issues and have them look at your footbeds.
So do that shell test that was mentioned above... Take out the liner again and put your foot in the shell (with ski sock). Slide your foot to the back of the shell and shift the inside portion of your foot so it contacts the inside portion of the shell. How much room do you have along the outside of your foot? You want to have about 1cm (fingertip) along the outside of your foot. If you have less or if your foot contacts the shell, the boot is most likely still too narrow for you. Then it needs to be stretched still since there is no room for a liner.
If you have 1cm of space, then the liner should back out within 10 days of skiing. Past that, your boot-fitter can also compress the foam for you with special tools.
Then this means it is not a liner pack out issue- the shell is too close to your foot. Think of it this way: with your foot in the bare shell, how much space is in there without a liner, and how thick is the liner? You need to have enough space for that liner to fit, otherwise it will be really painful.
You can try to pack that liner out all year, but it is not the liner's fault- the shell is still too close to your foot. Take them back to your shop and have them try to stretch the shell a bit more for you.
I dont know if it's necessary, I've been wearing my boots for 4 hours straight now, and I haven't felt anything. Gonna ski in them alot this weekend, see if it's the same.
Kinda weird though, guess the just packed out or something, they are so comfertable (without the footbed, which I lost)....
But thank ALOT for the help, if the pain comes back, I'll definately take em back to the shop and let the bootfitter have a look at them.