I'm currently in a pair of Salomon XWaves which have been a good boot for me. I'm looking to buy new boots for next year. There are some new Impact 10 CS boots on Ebay which are tempting me. I've done some research here on Epic and elsewhere and here are my conclusions.
- If the XWaves fit my wide, high instep foot, the Impacts will as well.
- The Impacts have a tighter heel than the XWaves. This is good because I had to fool around to tighten the heel fit on the XWaves.
- The molding of the custom shell is something I can do myself with a hair dryer.
Are these conclusions correct?
Also, I'm hoping that the Impact is a little more upright than the XWave. Is it?