Originally Posted by freexbiker
We'll I went up to ski for a couple hours today and everything went well. I pretty much always have a little pain in my left foot around my arches but today was different. While skiing nothing was different, slight foot pain but nothing unusual, When I got to the car and took my boot off I couldn't stand on it. The pain was excruciating. And now, a couple of hours later with some drugs my arch is still killing me...The boots are T1's and the last time I cooked em was a couple of years ago and they have about 75 days on em. I also have surefoots. Any one know what could be causing this? Is it time to recook?
I had a similar problem with my arches after I purchased new tele boots. I splurged on custom footbed heat molded liners for new Garmont Syngery's. My feet are wide and the Synergies felt the most comfortable in the shop. Immediately upon skiing I had foot pain and was told to keep at it and they will eventually break in. It sucked all season. I would have to release the buckles after every run so I could relax the arches. I took the boots back twice to my local shop and they added a few pieces of foam to expand the foot bed and reheat but the problem persisted until I took them on the Commando Run trail. I couldn't walk for a day after that slog. I went to a physical therapist becuase I thought something was seriously wrong with my foot arches. He suggested that my boot shells were too small. How could this be since I got them custom fitted? So I sucked it up, bought brand new boots a size larger and my feet haven't been happier. I'm thinking the custom boot fitters go fo the snug feel to get that professional performance factor but they don't take the tele flex into account that squishes the arches on each turn.
Maybe the foot that hurts you is slightly larger than the other one? Try renting a pair of boot shells one size up and use your current liners in there. PM me if you want the Boulder Sport Therapy PT's info. I highly recommend him.