I completely understand that Ski-shoe is not something you buy online. But on ebay I found an incredible deal, Brand new Dalbello Viper 10 for $125. It was really hard for me to miss since I can sell it without loss after using it for couple of times.
I live in Indiana, no bootfitter or a good shop nearby. Only way I am going to get a custom fit boot is in December when I will make an Utah trip and till then I would have spent more than $150 on rentals.
So the shoes arrived. Absolutely amazed by what I got for $125. Shining, with tags, owner's manual and not one scratch anywhere. Brand new as described.
I was concerned about the fit since the shoe is 295 mondo (11.5) and I wear 11.5 casual shoes. My foot measures 290 mm. And I know ski shoe is supposed to be smaller than your casual shoes. And yet, the shoe fits very very snugly. Another size smaller, and I wont be able to slide my foot in. There is no wiggle room inside when I use a thin office socks get slide my foot in smoothly (I cant get in without a sock at all).
My only concern is slight pressure points around my ankles. How that can be dealt with? Anyone has any experience with these shoes? Apparently they have some heat molding liner inside I guess. How does that work? Should I waste money at PerfectNorthSlopes loft shot to get it fitted or wait around and go to UT/CO in Dec to get it fitted?
(My long term choice would be selling it, make some money out of it and get a custom fit boot. )