I have 2008 Rossi Sensor 3 110-flex boots in a 27.5 with custom footbeds. They have 120-140 days on them.
They had a nice, snug performance-type fit and weren't bad comfort-wise until this past season. Starting in 2012, I starting having trouble with really cold toes and was cranking the buckles down much more than before, so I figured they were packed out.
Gave Intuition a try this year. Have skied them twice, and they are HORRIBLE! Flat-out painful even with the buckles as loose as can be. It takes industrial hydraulics to get them on...10 full minutes of sweating, cursing and ending up winded. My entire lower leg down to the ankle bone feels like it was beaten with a club a week later. Worse by far than any rental boots I ever had. Cold toes even on a sunny, warm (~30) day with no wind, and entire foot from ankle down and forward completely numb and "dead" when removed after less than 2 hours.
Anyway, I'll never wear them again, so Intuition has just received a $200 "donation" from me, I guess.
I'm chicken-legged with what is usually a 10.5-C shoe, but I have a high instep. My questions are:
1) Does Rossi sell replacement liners? If the boot model hasn't really changed, it seems a new liner of the same model might be perfect, but I obviously don't know.
2) If new boots are in order, are there particular brands/models that are generally known for having a higher instep fit?
(prefer ~120 flex)
One store here only sells Head, another just Salomon and Dalbello (which I think come with Intuitions, so that's out), and a few much further away (Spokane) have bigger selections. It would be nice to have a generalized idea of where to start brand(s)-wise, so I can go straight to the shop that has the brands/models most likely to work.
Thanks for any advice you might have.