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Old 01-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I;'m a 65 y.o. expert skier with no orthopaedic or circulation problems. I have wide feet (9.5 EEE). I've been skiing for 2 years in Salomon XWaves.

My boots are size 27 (I think). they're comfortable, except for one thing. After 2 or 3 days of skiing, the balls of both feet, under the big toe, and the other side of my foot, become very sore to walk on, after skiing, in bare feet (tho not if I have sneakers on).

If you have ever experienced this problem, how did you solve it? Anyone have any ideas as to what's happening?
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How old are your boots? My first thought would be your footbeds are old and wore out, thus not providing the correct support for your arch. Again, this is just a guess...

If they are the OE footbeds that came in the boots you may want to get some custom footbeds that are made to fit your feet.

I know my feet tend to get a little sore after a few days of skiing, but I think it's due to the constant abuse they take after a 3 day trip.
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The boots are 2 years old.

I'm experimenting with different things. The boots have had 2 bootbeds in them (placed there by the store that sold them to me) and at the suggestion of a ski shop at the mountain I have removed one of them, to see what happens.
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Yeah, you should only have 1 set of footbeds in there.
so they aren't custom fit footbeds correct? They are the standard "1 size fits all" footbeds...I would recommend custom footbeds to fit your feet. They will support your arch much better and give you better response when skiing. I have had a set for years now and I would never go back.

That is my personal suggestion.
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I've had boots that allowed space for a Dr Scholls pad. One of the pairs I needed to put the insert under the foot board. Still had good enough fit/stability for any kind on ski terrain. If you don't skiing often, boots can really put the hurt on your feet. If that's the case, start putting the boots on during any idle time you have (reading online forums ...) and get those muscles used to being in boots.

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