So I have a pair of Nordica 3 stars that I absolutely love, but I have a serious problem with heel hold. I have bruising on the back of my heel and the top of my heel from heel lift. the boots are very very snug and fit properly. the only problem is my foot is so damn boney (spelling?) that im getting excessive friction and contact on pinpoint spot on the heel (especially the top on the bony). This isnt from my foot sliding around (my calf is tightly hugged 360 degrees around in the cuff).
this is happening from putting a deep flex into the boot. I also feel like this problem is from the lack of a heel pocket that Nordica's have. I guess they think the 45 degree buckle compensates for it, but I still need a damn heel pocket. My feet just slam into the back of the heel pocket whenever I land heavy and flex and it always hurts.
I've gone to the place where I got the boots (new shop for me) and they are very far away and out of the way so I can't go as much as I really need to. the first time I let them know about the heel hold issue I suggested j bars but they said they had something else and used some foam pads that they on each side of my achilles tendon to fill in the space. At first it worked, but I was doubtful about it since the foam would pack out just like the liner. That happened, and now I still have the same problem.
My heels have been so badly bruised that I cant properly walk for 2 days after skiing. every day I am sore and my heels hurt way more than they should, and its pissing me off because I am so close to having boots with no problems (never had those before). But again, I can't readily get to my shop whenever I want so I want, if possible, to have the exact solution so I can just fix this problem and not have to worry about it ever again.
I'm thinking of tossing intuition liners in there because I never had this problem with my FT's (really the only thing I didn't ahve a problem with), adding more foam into the heel to add cushioning or to help get a better mold, add a j bar, and regardless of what I do, I am getting the area where my bony makes contact with the boot grinded since it just juts out so much that it will always hurt when I land switch.
So NS, what are your ideas?