Hi there! Not sure if I already responded.... I don't recall the setup when they heated the boots. They did suggest the fit form or student like that liners instead of stock.@HMSCster, this business about the toe box heating may be a red flag. Was the stock liner in place when this heating was done? Was it removed and your foot was just in the shell? I'm not sure what happened, but it sounds like the fitter did not stretch the toe box properly to make room for your toes. To avoid buying a new boot, you could go to another bootfitter to get a second person's expertise on whether they can be the right boot for you.
When you bought the boots, did you buy aftermarket or custom footbeds to use inside the liner to replace the flat footbeds that come with the boot? Proper footbeds can shorten your foot, leaving a bit of extra space in front of the toes. They do other things for your foot-boot interface as well. If you did not buy a replacement footbed, you might consider getting one when you go to a more informed and experienced bootfitter.
The good part about trying the boots on around the house is I have red spots on my feet where the boots are tight and can pinpoint what to fix. One foot has so e tight spots by my toes the other is causing cramping under the foot by the metatarsal and on a few toes. It's like the shell needs to be a bit bigger around the center part of my foot.
Thanks again for your help.