I'm an advanced intermediate skier :) I like to go fast and with style, but I don't do tricks, and I'm not the daredevil I was 20 years ago. I only get to ski once or so a year these days.
I'm in the market for new boots. I have very flat feet. People have said they're the flattest they've ever seen. As a result, when I get into most boots, I get extreme pain on my inner ankles where it's right up against the plastic. I know boot plastic can be remolded, but I have concern about buying a boot that's very uncomfortable, but hoping that they can fix it after I pay for them. Custom foot bed is an option too.
Anyways, I have no issues of getting models that are 2 or 3 years old if I can find them for a good price. I'm hoping to spend under $300, with the knowledge I may one day need a custom liner & footbed.
I tried on some expensive boots in the $450+ range and they all hurt like heck. Then I tried on Head Edge 7.5 boots. They felt much better, but I'm concerned that they're too beginner? Also, the price was $250 for them, but I see online them selling for $115 (although I couldn't find my size - 28/28.5), so I don't know if I'm being ripped off either.
Anyone have any thoughts? Recommendations? etc?
P.S....This is in MA and my skis are Volkl S5's