Up until 2 years ago I always rented ski boots. I hated all of them. 2 years ago I bought my first ski boots: Dalbello Axion 9 Ski Boot. These boots besides a single problem here and there, are super comfortable. I never thought this is possible.
Unfortunately for me, comfort is not the only function when it comes to ski boots. That's why I started reading here and there learning few things about ski boots. First thing I learned is I'm not going to buy any boots online, but I'm going to find the best possible boot fitting service and torture them until I get what I'm after, if what I'm after exists.
Here is the requirement:
2. Fast groomers with some narrow skis (East Cost)
5. Big Mountain and whatever comes with it
6. I do climb when I'm on the West Cost (I could give up this requirement)
1. I have wider feet. My current boot is 103. Most shoes I know go up to 100. I would have to try them and see if 100 is OK.
2. High soles.
3. Size: 9 (US)(plus/minus)
What I want:
1. Upright Stance, as quad fatigue is my biggest problem now.
2. Climbing agility without skiing compromises.
4. Helpful with landings
5. Stiffer than my current boots now
6. Comfortable and warm.
Does anything that fits my tall order exists? Is Lange XT 130 the answer?
One more question that bothers me: What are the drawbacks of a climbing boot? Is it the weight? Is the boot worth it? The climbing I do is side country in ski resorts only.
Edited by awegrzyn - 1/6/13 at 5:22pm