I just bought a pair of ski boots and now having doubts if its "too much boot" for me.
For a little bit of background, I've been skiing for 4 years on both east and west coast. I ski anywhere from 3-8 days a year (depending on if I do a trip out west). I ski blues and easier blacks with no problem and ski at moderate speeds.
I went in to get fitted for boots and the fitter determined I have a narrow foot, which limits the boots he would recommend to me. The only 2 he currently had in my size (26) were the Atomic Burner 90's and Salomon X3-CS (in 26.5). Both had 98mm last and 100 flex. Both felt really good on my feet and wore both for about 10 minutes walking around the store. He said I should pick whichever felt better but the Salomon's were the better boot and he could give me 40% since someone used them once and returned them. I'm a sucker for a good deal and chose the Salomon's.
After buying them, I've done some reading and while I know the Salomon's are dialed down from a real race boot I'm concerned this might be too much boot for me. One of the things I struggle with is making sure my body is leaning forward and trying to determine if the agressive forward lean is something that should help me or if its going to really cause me to struggle. I'd like to improve, but don't see any need to be an expert skier. I just want to enjoy it.
Anyone who has more experience with boots than I do, your opinion would be awesome...