My history is I've been skiing 6 years about 8-10 times a year. I turn pretty well in blues and have started doing some blacks this year. Problem is I bought boots online a few years ago and it is way too big for me and I want a stiffer boot as well. I feel my boots aren't responsive enough to do what I want it to do since my feet are moving inside them a lot. I went to a boot fitter yesterday (Heino's in NJ) and they shell sized me into 24.5 lange sx boots and atomic hawx, but they only had 80 and 120 flex. 120 is probably too much for me since I'm only 140 lbs and the fitter didn't want to sell me boots too stiff for me. My feet are small so they didn't have any 100 flex 24.5 boots so I was advised to come again after they order some.
My question is should I still go and get fitted or should I just buy lange sx 100 online and get a custom footbed someplace else? What would a boot fitter do to modify the boot further to make it worth the trip again? I live in NYC and it took me 2.5 hours to get there due to traffic yesterday and probably $35 in gas/tolls. Though it should be around 1 hour without traffic. Also, is it typical to be spending $600-700 on boots + footbeds? Maybe I should go later in March after they're discounted end-of-season.