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AT boot shopping: technica Cochise vs Agent 95

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Please help! I'm a strong expert skier dabbling in tele too & in the market for a new pair of alpine ski boots;I tried on a slightly used (about 15 days) pair of 2009 Technica Agent 95; they fit well minus the fact that after about an hour I got a cramp in my right calf muscle (I'm a 6' 150 lb female and didn't think a mens boot would be too tall in the back). Anyway, I didn't buy them and went to a shop to try womens boots and found the Cochise 90...I decided purchasing an AT boot is in my best interest and was going to get them, but I just heard the Agent 95 is a freeride boot too? Is this true? If the boot is an AT boot, then I'm wondered if boiling the shell and pulling back a little would elevate the pressure? This would save me about $200... Thanks in advance for any help/advice!
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all the cochise boots 80-120, fit the same.

 

the agent 95 is a much bigger foot shape.   (from a lowa touring boot)

 

freeride is just marketing,  if it fits you is key, and if the boot is too big on your foot, it will be taller too (and might bug your calf)   so get a smaller size? and the boot that fits your foot the best,,

 

 

sorry,  this is all done pre-coffee

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Thank you for your reply. I guess my main question was whether the Agent had a walk/ski mode...when I tried it on I was only looking for an alpine boot & didn't notice if it was AT capable. I wouldn't be able to go with a smaller size since my toe is right at the end of the boot...the only discomfort is in the right calf. I tried taking the back plate out, but then I had too much back flex and my toe was pushed into the end I'd the boot. If the Agent is an AT (freeride?) boot then I'd like to save the money & try the boil& bend the calf down a little. This would allow me to have an alpine boot now with AT capability, and then I could buy a NTN setup next season (which I think is the equipment I ultimately need).
With that all said, is the Agent an AT boot? If so, how does it compare to the Cochise in stride? Lastly, have you heard of boiling the shell & shaping the calf area? Thanks again for your help
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