I'm going to be getting setup with a new pair of Langes this weekend. One of the main decisions I'll have to make is whether to remain in a plug boot (e.g. WC), or go with a conventional model (e.g. RS 130/140).
I've skied a down-sized Lange plug for a very long time, and the high degree of performance has outweighed the marginal level of comfort, especially in a resort setting where I can remove my boots anytime.
Though I don't race anymore, I still ski a lot, pretty aggressively, and do some beer league stuff. But I also hope to do a lot more touring, and I don't think I could do that comfortably in my current boots, which tends to cause my toes to go numb after a few runs.
So, I'm considering stepping down to a conventional boot, but I'm concerned about whether I'll be happy with the performance. Should I be? I still desire a powerful boot, but it has to be comfortable enough that I'll be happy doing full day tours in them. The XT series is out of the question, just to get that out of the way. Is it possible to size/configure a plug so that it approaches the level of comfort that a conventional model would provide? I know Lars Chickering Ayers tours in a Lange plug, but that doesn't mean I should do it too...
Appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!
Edited by Hoss - 10/2/13 at 8:18am