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Someone elses footbeds? ( poor person content)

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead

I have recently changed my boots from an old pair of 'Munari' 29.5 4 buckle boots that were probably 20 years old . I bought ( ebay , because i am poor ) a nice pair of Nordica Speedmachines (2010) in 28.5 ,as new. Really comfy and easy to get on and off . Having checked the shells without the liners , and feet in liners I concluded that 28.5 was still too big . So i sold them at a £20 profit and found some Salomon X wave 9's (2007) in 27.5 .
They were more used than the Nordica boots and not so comfy to wear around the flat . Still feel abit big , but alot closer when checking feet in shells without liners etc.

Went to Xscape over chrimbo . I have never been tortured so much by a pair of boots . I HAD to stop after 45 mins ( bear in mind 20 week skier in my 40's , can ski for 6- 7 hours normally with only 30 min stop at lunch ). It was as if someone had bolted my feet into medieval torture devices , horrible pain across middle of foot , enough to make me feel sick , and almost cry . Yes I undid the middle buckle. . .

Not a problem with last width , still able to scrunch and wiggle my toes , and no noticable heel lift either .

The boots came with a custom foot bed from the previous owner ., So now the questions that need answers as i am off on the 14 jan and want to be able to ski without pain .

Is it probably the insole that is causing the problem , and will a trip to Bicester for some custom insoles make the boots wearable?

Is it worth spending the £60 odd on custom footbeds for a pair of effectively £16 boots ?

Do i sell the X waves and just rent when im out there ?

Sarf Coast based and not going anywhere near Chamonix in the forseeable future. wink

Thank you in advance

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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sure lots of reasons why not but on a mega budget can't you use something out of a pair of trainers or buy some preformed footbeds sure I've seen these available too?

How about the footbeds from your old boots?

Maybe something like these?

Good luck

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