I hope you've found a solution. For me I'm very limited and lucked out. i have feet the size of a young child so I'm very limited and don't know much about adult size bindings. One thing I do know...no one should have to put duck tape, etc. if we have the right gear for ourselves. all the suggestions are great and very helpful. Being in many different sports throughout my life, I've learned all of it is personal preference. I know for me I can't stand anything being too high up on my lower legs because I feel very limited and like my legs could break. my bindings are liquid force and all lace up so I can "customize" them to my feet and ankles. maybe try out a few different options. In the short term, yes there are many remedies, in the long run, we should all be able to find gear that doesn't hurt us. I can ask my boyfriend and his friends for some more input and see what they say. i've seen everything from the velcro to double lace ups....Of course everything is a mixture, but we all need to find what is the most comfortable as well. not sure how much my words are worth but hope it does help.