Anyway, the boots were so old they were leaking snow. Last year I got some Fischer Hybrid 12 Vacuum. Got them to fit after 2 tries. I thought I was happy.
The problem: The boots were too soft. My calfs would get sore, because there wasn't enough support. The theory from my bootfitter and a few other people is that, because me feet and calf is so wide, the shell wasn't overlapping enough to provide the stiffness that it should have. I skied them about 10 times, but ultimately went back to my old boots and was able to get a refund.
Bootfitter recommended Tecnica Ten.2 HVL. I got a pair on Monday. So far, yeah just walking around the house... they feel pretty good without any mods. They seem to fit better then my old Vento, even before they were punched out. I really like the liner.
Interesting that the shell really doesn't have any adjustments like walk/ski mode. Only thing is really a canting adjustment. Not sure if this is the norm these days. The Fischer had a walk mode.
Can't wait to try them in the real snow, rather then sliding around the carpet in my house!