What brand does have the most room for the big-toe in toe-box? (Compared to traditionally shaped shells, with more or less rounded / tapered in on the inside towards the front!)
I have been patrolling more or less full time the last 12 winters. Have all the years been using Strolz liners in different shells. First in Scarpa TT, XT and Diablo. Then I went to Dalbello Kryptons and Virus. Blocking for sufficient space for the bigtoe have always been the biggest and most difficult issue to solve.
I need DIN soles and walk-mode. I Blackdiamond are the closest to my footshape I have found, seen from above that is. My arch are to high to fit in them.
The best compromise I have found so far are Salomon Quest. Reasonably "foot shaped" and straight on the inside,. But the instep was on the limit. And toebox unnecessarily snug. ( for cold days)
I'm now sitting in my sofa wearing a pair of Dalbello Panterra. Stock they are wider then my previous boots. But the toebox are stil to rounded to relieve my big toes from pressure. And they would need punching in the ankle area.
I'm thankful for any advice that can lead me in the right direction!