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I'll ignore the boot fitting differences and stick to the 'how are they different' stuff:
The Virus is a 'true' AT boot, the Cochise is an Alpine ski boot with a walk function and replaceable sole blocks. What is it you are looking for, a touring boot or a 'one boot' for everything?
The Cochise can work with any alpine binding with full DIN certification (with the alpine blocks), the Virus has been DIN certified with a few alpine bindings but not all, the full-time Vibram sole and rockered toe requires a toe height adjustable binding (and probably a gliding AFD to reduce friction).
So, the Virus- a touring boot that skis pretty good. The Cochise- an alpine boot with a side-country spirit.
Hope this helps a little.
Thanks That helps but i have more question if i could? Can you talk about the fit too? No one around me carries AT boots so i will probably be foreced to special order and then work with the shop with fitting. Also so the Cochise will only work with a DIN binding with the Alpine blocks? I was hoping to use the rubber blocks? And lastly dor you know if the Virus Free will work in DIN bindings better? That is the model i am looking at.Thanks