About a year ago I really started investing in skiing as a hobby, and i got myself a pair of Full tilt descendant 6's! Although they looked cool and i had heard that Full tilts are great boots, they might not have been the best option for my feet. Although I have used them (quite a lot) for one whole season, I have to unbuckle them every time I get on the lift; if not, my feet hurt to much... Could it help to mold the "case" or the liner in any way, if so, what type of molding should i use?
Thanks in advance! Any response is greatly appreciated :)
Best regards from a dude with uncofortable feet.
Where exactly do your feet hurt? It sounds like you bought a boot based entirely on reading forums from idiots like us and didn’t visit a good fitter. That being said, you can most likely make the boot work for you. The liner should be heat molded because they use Intuition liners, and those feel best when heat molded rather than broken in the traditional way in my experience. I’ve owned 4 Full Tilts and heat molded all of the liners. I would try and do some research, and visit a shop in your area with a good fitter. The heat mold is the first step.
If your arches feel sore, you need a footbeds (which honestly you should have regardless). If your arches hurt it means that you pronate and don’t have the proper support or structure underneath your foot. A footbed will provide good support and prevent your arches from becoming fatigued (tired arches very often lead to pain). Hope this help, feel free to ask any more questions. I’m a bootfitter myself, and there are a couple others here @tomPietrowski
are heads of their respective brands boot departments, Tom for FT/K2 and Matt for Atomic! They can definitely chime in with anything I missed.