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Outside edge of foot hurts?
Hey, so I have a little dilemma here; lately the outside edge of my foot has been hurting pretty bad when I ski. I'm currently in a size 25 Salomon X-Max, which has the totally moldable shell (which I've done), and I've also got footbeds in there. This was the boot my bootfitter fitted me into a few years ago, but now I'm running into this bad pain. Anyways, I've done a little research and some people have suggested that it may be because my boots are too big, but I had the chance to ski in some size 24 boots this past week and it was actually worse. Now, granted they weren't fit to my feet, but I slapped my insoles in there and everything felt great except for the outside edge of my foot--I skied one lap then went inside because I could not bear the pain anymore. I really would prefer to keep with the size 25 because the 24's smashed my toes everytime my feet came off the ground and then landed, no matter how big or small I went. So in conclusion, I'm just curious if anyone might know what the problem is. The insoles are not custom, because there's no way I'm spending a ton of money on something like that, but the ones I have are damn near a perfect fit for my arch, so I don't think that's the problem.
The xmax is salomon's low volume shell and it sounds like your having width problems. take the boot into a boot fitter and ask for a width expansion, or try skiing in the xpro, salomons higher volume shell.
unbuckling on the lift helps a bunch with foot pains
for most people its the muscles in the foot cramping. The foot isn't used to being in that position or something and the muscles are tensed. This happens at the beginning of every season for me and every time i ski in a new boot. It just takes some time and you gotta suffer through the pain but eventually it will go away as the muscles get accustomed to the position. Takes about 5-7 days for the pain to go away for me
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