Hey boot fitters.
Hope everyone is well.
I went to a boot fitter yesterday and got a good fitting done. It was really cool to see the differences between my current boots and what they to put me in.
Firstly: I'm 23
Aggressive skier. Probably a level 8. I ski 20 times a year (hard since I live in Toronto) usually spend most my time out west with a few weekends in the east. Prefer steep terrain to bumps.
The fitter recommended I try the Atomic Hawx 100 size 26.5. He was sure this was the best boot for me and didn't think I needed to try anymore. The boot felt okay but I had some painful pressure on the inside part of my foot near the bridge... under the ankle bone. We put in an insole (Superfeet green) and it made all the difference. The perfect fit.
Problem solved right? Wrong! All in, the boot was going to cost me $700 and that's well out of my range. The conflict of interest came when he said we couldn't put me in anything cheaper....
Can you recommend boots that fit like this or offer other suggestions?
I figured looking for the Hawx 100 from last year - but I can't find them anywhere!
What about the Atomic Tracker 100? I see this is 98mm last fit.. is the 2 mm a noticeable difference? Any others I can look for?
Please help!!!! I'm going to CO in 3 weeks!!!