About a year ago I bought new boots, Salomon Guns, had them fitted properly at a reputable shop and got the custom footbeds too.
After they packed out everything was dandy for the first 8 weeks skiing I did last year and then towards the end of the season I started getting heinous shin bang in them. My last week of the season I had a mammoth park session one day at the end of which i could barely walk, had to take a day off and then ski'd doped up on ibuprofen and with ibuprofen gel on my shins just to make it bare-able for the rest of the week.
So anyway I thought a whole summer off will sort them out, it didn't, first time back on a kicker this year, a couple of backseat landings and the things are killing me again.
I've spoken to my boot fitter who says he can pack some foam into the liners around my calves but can't do anything with the tongue and didn't really suggest anything else.
To me it really feels like its the boot flexing around the top buckle and its the buckle thats hurting my shin and the pain is really isolated in one spot at about buckle height. Is this possible?
What i'm really looking for is advice on whether padding out the liners will do the job or whether its new boot time again after only about 9 weeks total use?
I don't want to unnecessarily spend a lot of money on new ones but even more so I CANT get out to the alps in 4 weeks time and have it come back to haunt me on the first day out there.
And if i'm going to buy new boots, what are the most shinbang proof boots on the market!?