Still Aching feet
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Apr-2012
ChrissyG
After having new boots and liners.After ten minutes skiing the arch of my feet are painful.I have tried the boots lose and tight and still no different.I even had a private lesson to see if my techniqe was wrong.Please can anyone help because its no fun skiing in pain and i dont want to have to give it up.

Cheers
Chris
Apr-2012
OldAndy
The only thing I can think of is that the arch support of the footbed is too high/dense.

I "invested" in a pair of heat formed footbeds years ago and had the same problem you describe, after persevering for a bit I gave up and went back to the ones that came with the boots, problem disapeared.

Could you try with the footbeds that came with the boots?
Or a simple footbed such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00296N866/ref=oss_product.

These people offer footbeds in three arch types http://www.footdisc.co.uk/index.php

I am sure that the pain can be got rid off, no need to give up skiing. The answer is probably with the footbed under your arch.
Apr-2012
Trencher
OldAndy wrote:The only thing I can think of is that the arch support of the footbed is too high/dense.


or in the wrong position. Are these the insoles that came with the boots, or were they added?

If the boots are newish, go back to to store.

Apr-2012
OldAndy
Trencher wrote:
OldAndy wrote:The only thing I can think of is that the arch support of the footbed is too high/dense.


or in the wrong position. Are these the insoles that came with the boots, or were they added?

If the boots are newish, go back to to store.


Good point
Apr-2012
Tony_H
ChrissyG wrote:After having new boots and liners.After ten minutes skiing the arch of my feet are painful.I have tried the boots lose and tight and still no different.I even had a private lesson to see if my techniqe was wrong.Please can anyone help because its no fun skiing in pain and i dont want to have to give it up.

Cheers
Chris



Go back to whoever sold you the new boots
Apr-2012
Ellistine
ChrissyG wrote:After having new boots and liners.After ten minutes skiing the arch of my feet are painful.I have tried the boots lose and tight and still no different.I even had a private lesson to see if my techniqe was wrong.Please can anyone help because its no fun skiing in pain and i dont want to have to give it up.

Cheers
Chris

I used to suffer with this terribly (and still do on the first morning of skiing). I tried various different insoles etc but in the end I just worked out it was nothing to do with the boots - it was my head!

I found it was due to nervousness/tension and presumably a certain amount of foot 'clenching'. My arches would burn like hell.

Once I've settled down and relaxed it all goes away.

Not sure what the cure is other than to keep skiing, relax and have fun!
Apr-2012
Iceman
I used to suffer from this problem while skiing and also walking. I used to have a condition called plantar faciatis (spelling?,), otherwise known as Policeman's Heel. Caused by overuse (policeman's reference - too much walking) or the arch of the foot. Mine was caused by fallen arches (flat feet).

Mine has been helped (never cured), with the use of insoles that support the arch. When it was at its most painful I also had steroid injections into the sole of my foot (that was fun....)

SO I think my point is, arch support may be the solution. My ski boots have custom insoles as the ones that they came with were very flat and provided little or no support.

I also have the same problem with my hiking boots.

Good luck
Apr-2012
Ranchero_1979
When you had boots fitted did they access your flexibility?

I would say 80% sure that lack of flexibility in achilles is resulting in you straining the arch ligament (plantar fascia) in foot, which is being flattened to compensate for lack of flexibility in ankle. If you have high arches then you are more prone to this. Simply solved with cork inserts and you already have custom inserts.

If above assumption is correct, everyone take note. If boot fitter does not assess your flexibility they are not good boot fitters. Leave shop and find another one.

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