I am in desperate need of your advice.
Every time I put my ski boots on I get a searing pain from the rear + inside of my foot, right in front of the heel. The bottom of my feet do not hurt nor the front. From what I gather it might be because the boot is too narrow around that area. It feels like it is pinching the inside of my foot. I had originally gone to a reputable local ski shop to buy these boots, explaining that I have foot pain, I told them that it was because I have a flat foot but now I'm wondering if the flat foot is not the cause of the problem.
Now I have to decide. I can go back to the local shop and talk with the boot fitter about this pain, likely buy now boots which will probably from me about 400$CAD. Or I can go to a podiatrist and see about getting a custom orthodox for my ski boots that will cost about 600$CAD. My only major hesitation with the orthotics is that the pain comes from the top and side of my foot, not so much the bottom. It may have nothing to do with my flat foot.
In your opinion, if I had to put the money somewhere, where should I put it?
Thanks for the help!