I’m having trouble deciding on a boot to go with my Dynafit Manaslu skis/ Dynafit bindings. The last two years, I used the Black Diamond Factor and didn’t find the fit very good, they felt cold, and I was generally disappointed, so I sold them this fall. Boot length (25) was a bit over a finger behind the heel. I have a fairly narrow foot and the Factors felt sloppy and caused pain behind the heel. I tend to have cold feet, and these boots felt really cold. For DH, I use the Salomon X3 130 CS in a 25, and can wear these all day – really the best fitting boot I’ve had (didn’t need to do heat moulding, so the last is 98).
The intended use will be mostly off piste/off hill in Canadian Rockies, with some yo-yo skiing and some longer climbs/days.
I know that it’s hard to recommend boots via internet, but I would appreciate any thoughts about some boots I’m considering and am open to other suggestions. I’ll try both on once they arrive in the area.
Boot 1 – Scarpa Maelstrale – There have been great reviews of this boot and I’ve heard that it is narrower for a Scarpa (101 last). Pros include the intuition liner and lightness. Reviewers suggest that stiffness is OK.
Boot 2 - Dynafit Titan Ultralight - Good reviews for the Titan – but not much out there for the Ultralight. Dynafit doesn’t specify last size, but I heard that they are 102. Pros include reasonable stiffness.
Thanks ahead of time.