I am pretty new the the skiing world after a very long hiatus. Over the past season I have been having an extremely difficult time with both rental boots and personal boots.
Background: I have large calves and have had a history of difficulty when I was purchasing hockey skates.
I began this season renting boots. After about 20 minutes into my first day my feet were beginning to get numb. I could barely walk. I suffered through this the entire day. The next time I made sure to try a different boot. Same thing happened. Toes go numb and begin to get very painful. A ton of difficulty walking as well. The only time I felt relief was when I either took the entire boot off (yes I did this on the mountain mid run at times) or when I was on the chair lift and let my feet dangle completely. I tried about 8 different boots all of which felt fine for the first 20-60min. After many days of this haooening, I eventually got fed up and bought a pair of boots that I tried out and walked in for over an hour. I had zero issues in store. Once I got on the mountain, it all went down Hill from there.
- None of the boots felt like they were punching in any way on my ankle or calves.
- Toes have some space but can touch when I really sit back in the boot.
- I have worn a variety of different thickness's for socks.
- I've done top down buckling as well as bottom to top.
- I make sure my heel in in place.
Why might my feet always go numb!? I end up having to bring my hiking boots/snow boots everywhere so that I can take my ski boots off immediately. It's getting annoying. Help me!