snowpigWhen I flex my foot actually goes slightly lower in the footbed actually and it feels ok - no pressure from the top of the boot in that case. The pain seems to increase when I am not skiing on slopes, so either in the park, or when I take a break for lunch.
The insole is not very thick, I believe. It is a custom moulded Sidas.
I haven't played much with the buckles and velcro. I get the 2 vertical buckles tighter, but the velcro not so much.
I will try visit my boot fitter next week, but if I can make it better for this weekend skiing it will be great, as I am starting to get some bone spur it seems. I was thinking to cut a donut-shaped foam piece and put around the tarsal bone that gets painful?
-That's actually good. I was making sure you weren't overflexing the boot. If you overflex the boot, it can put pressure on your instep.
-Sidas is good. One thing to check is to make sure it's not causing your foot to pronate more (fall inwards). This can make the pain worse where you describe it. This is an alignment thing, and not a molding issue, although you can somewhat address for pronation with a sidas footbed if you know what you're doing.
-Most people don't realize it, but the stock liner on the cochise has a piece of velcro where the tongue attaches too the rest of the liner with. it literally detaches and you can move it a few cm in either direction. play around with the positioning of the this and see what feels best for you. Sometimes this fixes the issue, sometimes it doesn't.
Another thing you can do is to grind down the bootboard to make space for your instep, as well. Some boot boards are easy to grind and others are impossible. The cochise is pretty easy though. Definitely have a boot fitter do this or you will snap it, and render your boot an expensive piece of plastic.
Sounds to me like the issue is persistent, you just notice it more when you take breaks, etc. Skiing park has more down time than skiing piste, too. Plus, when you're taking a break, you're foot is warmer and can actually become larger, causing more pressure and you to notice the issue more. Also, skiing park and hanging out, you tend to lean back more often, causing you to put additional pressure on your instep/the area you describe. I bet that's part of it.