Originally Posted by mntlion
1) the vibram soles might not release with all alpine bindings
They come with alpine binding compatible blocks on the heel and toe, which are suppose to work with all alpine bindings.
2) the walk mode is added extra price, weight, etc.
The weight and extra price are not a big deal, and it would be nice for hiking on area, and just getting to and from the parking lot, lodge, etc. to have a walk mode and some grippage.
3) why not just get a alpine boot, that might be cheaper.
After years of skiing Flexons and Kyptons I'm addicted to a progressive flex, but have fit issue that cannot be resolved with a 3-piece shell. The Fator is suppose to have a progress flex, and I have BD Push tele boots that fit great, so I am leaning towards their boots.
4) some of the BD liners are not great.
They reworked the liners on the new Factors and they are just like what I have in my tele boots, which I like.
My concern is if they will ski and hold up as well as an alpine boot of similar price. If you know of any good progressive120 flex boots with 2-piece shells, I would be happy to consider them. So far my search has not turned up much.