I've been happy in orange Tecnica's for longer than I can remember. My first pair were the TNT's that literally exploded on me. Even after that, I stuck with the brand because the boot fits. I've been through four pair of orange Tecnica's. These are my latest, longest lived, and most loved:
I'm slowly coming to the realization I can't stretch them out one more year. I have about six year old custom insoles that I love, and I've never needed any additional work done on these. They are tight so I unbuckle on the lift or else my feet will hurt. I was professionally fit for my first pair, and reconfirmed on these when I had new insoles made. I had two of the previous boots ground out to make them a little wider, but I've been happy with the fit of these if I unbuckle (thus the trashed buckles).
Buying boots has always been easy for me: get some orange Tecnica's in 304 bsl. Well, now they make a couple different orange boots, the Inferno 130 and the Demon 130, and neither has a 304 bsl.
- Should I go through a whole boot fitting process, or just buy some orange Tecnica's?
- I'm thinking the Demon 130 would be better since my foot is wider, or should I stick with the last I've been in forever (assuming the Inferno is the same last)?
- What's the equivalent of the 304 bsl in these new boots?
- I LOVE my boots and really don't want new boots, arg!
- I'm afraid I'll have to re-learn how to ski if my boots are not orange Tecnica's.
- I'm going to be forking out for my wife to go through a full-on boot fitting for new boots this year, so I'm leaning toward doing mine on the cheap.