First of all, this is the first on-line forum I have ever joined... it is really great. Thanks to all the contributors.
I recently bought a pair of Atomic Hawx 120s in 26.5. I felt it was an upgrade from my older Solle X-Wave 10.0 boots, which were 27.0. But we did the shell fit and it looks good... my fitter heated up the liners for me, and I think they fit pretty darn well considering I expect them to pack out a bit. I normally wear a 10.0 shoe in US size....
Basically, I have run them one day only on the mountain, and I really like them with one issue. The heel pocket doesn't seem to be as "locked in" as the X-Waves or my past Dalbello's. They don't necessarily slip... but they aren't as solid in the heel as I would like them to be. My past boots have always been super solid in the heel pocket.
I did purchase Superfeet footbeds, which have been ok for me in the past. Even though Atomic said their standard footbed in these boots was a serious upgrade.
My question is... will the heel pocket develop and lock in on these Atomic Hawx 120 boots with additional skiing?
Thanks in advance for your advice
FYI... I am 6'1, 190lbs, and my last instruction told me I was a 7.5... so realistically, I'm probably a solid 6, but very athletic, love the fall line, and ski all but the most dangerous terrain. (if it makes a difference)