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post #31 of 38

They were MSRP which is $875 I believe.

You can get them cheaper online, but the guys there also advised me and let me try on 5 or 6 different pairs of boots, canted the boot for me for free, etc.

post #32 of 38

I have 40 days on my FA1s since November.  I love them but my feet are freezing.  I have Hotronics and I'm turning that up to 3 AND wearing a set of stick on Toastie Toes on top of my feet.  Think, "heat sandwich".  Brrrrrrrrrr.

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Originally Posted by slcbelle View Post

I have 40 days on my FA1s since November.  I love them but my feet are freezing.  I have Hotronics and I'm turning that up to 3 AND wearing a set of stick on Toastie Toes on top of my feet.  Think, "heat sandwich".  Brrrrrrrrrr.



Have you thought about maybe upgrading the liners to Intuitions?  I ALWAYS have cold feet, but Intuitions really helped to minimize that for me - for both alpine and tele.

 

post #34 of 38
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Have you thought about maybe upgrading the liners to Intuitions?  I ALWAYS have cold feet, but Intuitions really helped to minimize that for me - for both alpine and tele.

 



I have thought of that, yes.  I'm going back to the bootfitter tomorrow.  I think the main issue with cold is on the right foot.  There's a pressure point with my orthotic that's completely numbing out my toes.  My left foot remains warmer (though not terribly warm).  Next year I will probably get the Intuition liners.  This year, I've already spent a fortune on ski and figure skating gear.  

post #35 of 38

Hype?Yes.Tried it, Sent it back.Not a boot for me.

 

I wanted to replace my Speed14s.Went to see my bootfitter and had him make me some new Comfort footbeds,added them to my Speed 14s and put a fresh set of Zipfit world cups to the mix,wow.Control feel and speed made a great boot better.I didnt want to ski these all the time so I had a look at the Fire Arrows.That is where the problems started.Foot beds in these shells caused pressure on the top of the foot.Liners like two plush pillows and feel and feedback were non starters.Skiing these boots(F1) with progressive flex left me too deep into the turn and not from lack of abillity,simply no feed back.This is the boot designed to replace my previous boots,flex and feel should have been right there.My dear boot fitter said that the design has some problems and that it was perhaps the second such pair out of 35 sold this year in his store that had been returned for these sort of concerns.Went with Head RS115 raptors.well for a 115 flex boot these are up there with my doctored Speed Machines.I am not saying its a poor boot simply not for me.

post #36 of 38

Very interesting boot as I have no problem w/boot companies going three buckle and a beefy strap.  That being said from what some are saying about that instep buckle would possibly be a problem with me.  Fairly wide forefoot, high instep and extra achilles tendon from a repair surgery which forces my right foot forward more than the left.

 

As it is I'm coping w/my Salomon Quest 12 which are fine as long as I don't buckle the lower two buckles...  Thinking these Nordicas would really jamming the balls of my feet into the soles.

post #37 of 38

I bought the Firearrow F3 early this season. They felt good in the store, but not once I got them on the slopes. I had to have a couple pressure spots blown out. Also my instep was hurting, so the guy rolled out the tongue of the liner (which I specifically told him NOT to do....) and cut some foam off the top of the tongue. However, he rolled out the tongue too much on the right liner, and now the tongue is not staying down enough to hold my heel in place! The boots are finally comfortable as far as hot spots go, but the right boot is too loose due to the tongue being rolled out flat. I think the liner is screwed up beyond repair, and I would really like to start over with a new liner. However, Nordica charges $140 for ONE new fire arrow liner. Kinda ridiculous as they sell their generic liners for $25, which of course they happen to be out of stock in my size...

 

I'm curious about a few comments concerning a redesigned liner for next season? My other option at the moment would be to buy a pair of intuition liners and say screw the Nordica liners. Anyone know if intuition liners would fit this boot? On the other hand, one comment stated that these boots fit based on the liners, not the shell. So is it essential for the fit of this boot to stick with the stock liners? 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by dcobb View Post

I bought the Firearrow F3 early this season. They felt good in the store, but not once I got them on the slopes. I had to have a couple pressure spots blown out. Also my instep was hurting, so the guy rolled out the tongue of the liner (which I specifically told him NOT to do....) and cut some foam off the top of the tongue. However, he rolled out the tongue too much on the right liner, and now the tongue is not staying down enough to hold my heel in place! The boots are finally comfortable as far as hot spots go, but the right boot is too loose due to the tongue being rolled out flat. I think the liner is screwed up beyond repair, and I would really like to start over with a new liner. However, Nordica charges $140 for ONE new fire arrow liner. Kinda ridiculous as they sell their generic liners for $25, which of course they happen to be out of stock in my size...

 

I'm curious about a few comments concerning a redesigned liner for next season? My other option at the moment would be to buy a pair of intuition liners and say screw the Nordica liners. Anyone know if intuition liners would fit this boot? On the other hand, one comment stated that these boots fit based on the liners, not the shell. So is it essential for the fit of this boot to stick with the stock liners? 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 



 

 

you should get the shop to pay for a new liner since they did not follow your requests, for $140 I would go for a custom liner instead of the standard one
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