- My feet (biking and boarding)
I had exactly this. Mine was caused by heel lift – I had an old pair of Burton Motos, apparently Burtons are known to be quite roomy in the heel.
I got a pair of Solomons fitted (and supafeet insoles) – it hasn’t stopped it completely but it’s much better, I only really get it on particularly long and icy runs now.Posted 3 years agoasturaMember
I get real bad pain when snowboarding on the base of my feet, iits to the point where I can take it for so long and then I have to stop and I’m down for ages waiting for them to recover.
Iv tried different boots that fit and still I get this real pain, it seems to be if I’m holding on the heel edge or the toe edge more so, if I keep turning it’s better I can feel the pain coming but I can stop it mid way through.
I had this a bit when I was downhilling the other day
Any ideas as what to do?Posted 3 years agomanmurraySubscriber
Footbeds made a massive difference for my boarding comfort levels. Cost a fair bit (about €90 in resort 4 seasons ago) but in their second pair of boots now so have been a good investment.
Feet still scream if the inners are done up too tight though, especially if on long/icy first-run-of-the-day type stuff.Posted 3 years agojamiepMember
It was only with snowboarding that I discovered that I had fallen arches, which you may have.
Superfeet do a cheap (~£30) footbed that is molded in-store. For me, this moved the pain onset from 12pm to 3pm. These will help you decide if you want to splash on proper custom footbeds, which I will be.
Also, I have toe straps and boots laced pretty loose now whereas they were proper man-tight before.Posted 3 years agocr500domSubscriber
How old are your boots ?
I always wear Salomon boots now after suffereing the same issues through various other brands.
But My faithful F?? were killing me at the end of the last weeks boarding.
Admittedly I am probably 1.5 st heavier than last time I used them but I have to face it that they are just worn out, despite still looking great. They just don’t offer the same level of support now.
I also found matching boots to bindings makes a big difference.
I have a Dupraz D1 with Carbon Burton bindings (Super stiff bindings) which put a lot more stress into the boot and my feet than my 2nd board, a Never summer Evo Freestyle board and Burton Cartel freestyle bindings that I rode on the last day.
With the softer Board / Bindings combination, my boots felt like slippers in comparison !!
For this season, I need some new bootsPosted 3 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
One thing that massively altered how much pain I was in snowboarding was just improving my foot technique.
Using the A-B-C-D pressure-point system described in “Go Snowboarding” focussed my attention on my feet and made riding a lot more comfortable.
(I still get pain riding hard icy corduroy though).Posted 3 years ago
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