Hello Boot Guys,
I was recently fitted into a Lange RS 120 SC, mostly due to my (short) lower leg length. But, the shell feels surprisingly good for a 97 mm boot, given my foot width. It almost feels too good, like I do not believe the listed last. I really like the upright stance in these. I could use a touch more stiffness, but no short-cuff boots exist stiffer than this (the Lange RS 130 or 140 would be nice, but have the higher cuff). The only area that needs work really will be the outer mid-foot region, where the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone is.
1. Should I start with shell-stretches, or grinding to free up this area? (the right boot especially will need a rather prominent extension in this area). I know that every shell-stretch action has a reaction, so given the location of where the boot needs stretching I'm worried the geometry of the instep/ankle interface will be perturbed.
2. I've never skied in a short-cuff ski boot... what kind of performance differences should I expect? Will these be less stable and less rigid laterally?
3. Does ZipFit or Intuition make a liner with a short cuff? If not, is the liner height even an issue?