Half short story, half cry for help.
I got fitted in Bozeman last march, by the top doggg at chalet sports. I was pretty tired of poor boots so I told the man any price, whatever fits me best, I'll buy.
Landed on KR fusions after a surprisingly short measurement. 100% trusting, I did the heat mold, wore them for a while that evening at the hotel kind of painfully, and the next day they were so tight and painful I couldn't stand.
They've packed out a BIT, 9 months later, but still squeeze the juice out of my toes from the sides, while my heel can lift up a quarter inch.
Ibuprofen keeps me on the hill currently, but is it worth trying to stretch the boot or using footbeds? Otherwise, I tried on HEAD boots, same 3-buckle deal, and there was almost zero movement on like the 2nd buckle notch. I'm tempted to cut my losses and pick up Heads.
Any advice would be super helpful. I like to ski.