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The wife and daughter wants the same boot! But can't find one reasonably priced. Would a mens version be acceptable.

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So my wife's Salomon boots are packed out with some wiggle room inside after four years of using them. She wants another Salomon boot but a better one with a stiffer flex compared to her old Saly's which were 80 flex. Since she has the same foot size and foot type as my 15 year old daughter, she tried my daughter's boots a couple of weeks ago. My daughter also uses a Salomon but has the current 2013 X Pro 90 flex boots.

So here is our conundrum...

- My wife now wants my daughter's boot.
- She says the X Pro 90 is tighter, and more responsive.
- The fit is very very snug at the right places but still has a small "pocket" for her ankle which is big because she broke it last spring.
- The 90 flex is stiffer than her older 80 flex.

My daughter is willing to give her boots to her mom because she wants another Sally X Pro but with a stiffer flex. She is heavier, taller, stronger than her mother. Not to mention a better skier (been skiing since 5 years old). She also has strong quads from running and cycling.

Someone is offering me a very cheap (50% off retail) mens Salomon X Pro 100 in the size 24.5 that we are looking for. But it is a men's version. The price is compelling because Sally X pros go for almost $500.

Question is: What is the difference between a mens Sally X Pro and a Womens Sally X Pro on the same flex boot?
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Oh... and for those that would recommend we go to a bootfitter to get the correct boots.

Did it already and the girls have seen the recommendations and know what they want. They've been skiing looong enough to know the merits of what a good boot needs to be with regard to shell sizing, finger-space shell allowance, flex, cants, etc. etc. Both their current boots were purchased from a certified America's Boot Fitter expert. Just sayin...
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the 2 boots should be very similar.   "W" version might be softer, and might be softer, and might have  a lower cuff hieght.

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Thanks. That's all the info I need.

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