Cramping underneath arch


Boot Fit Problem Solver

© MBC Technical – winter sports

The recommended solution(s) are in addition to having a suitable footbed.

It is assumed that you already have a good footbed. For Ski boots this would be a custom made ‘Conform’able’ or similar.
For Snowboard boots this would be a ‘Superfeet’ or similar. In any case, these recommendations will always help.


#11 Cramping / discomfort underneath arch



1/ Over collapsing of the arch because boots are being overtightened.

2/ If it is a sharp shooting pain near the heel you may have a Plantar Fascia tendon injury.

3/ You have flat feet.


1/ Just do your boots up tight enough.

SKI BOOTS: You really should not do the front two buckles up too tight. All they really do is clamp down on the foot and cause pain.

SNOWBOARD BOOTS: Do not overtighten that binding ankle strap. SHL™ could help here if infact you are getting heel lift and over tightening to compensate.

2/ Plantar Fasciitis requires that you rest the injured area.

3/ If your feet are really flat and you have little arch shape you may really need to see a podiatrist. Preferably one who specialises in fitting ski boots.