My bootfitter tells me that this boot has one shell from 22 to 23.5. Is this true?
My size is 23.5. (7.5W) I have skiied Langes all my life and have never had to fuss with my boots. I have a normal size foot, normal width, arch everything. I swear the shop I went to, Alpine Haus, didn't have anything left in my size so they tried everything to get me to buy a pair of boots. They said they can get any pair to work, blah, blah. They said there is no difference in performance between them, etc. I think they hate me. They fit me in Nordica Hell and Back and the toe box was way too big which I didn't realize until I skiied them. Then after spending an entire day trying to get a boot to fit they put me in the Tecnica Cochise. I had tried them at another shop and they fit perfect. I wished I bought them at the other shop! Anyway, I'm stuck with this shop because they will not return my money.
THey put me in the Cochise and the shell is so small! They squashed out the liner and my toe is literally plunging out off the bottom of the liner. I don't think it should be like that, should it? I put just the liner on and they are painful. PUt the boot on and its downright excrutiating. I try to squat forward as far as possible and it helps but my toes are curled and when I skied they froze. I was worried about frostbite. I had to stop 3 times to warm them and put them back on again. I can't imagine getting hottronics in there.
My skiing is really bad now and my thighs were burning. Normally, I can ski all day without my thighs hurting. Well, when we do the trees a lot they start to hurt but we didn't hit the trees much at all this day.
THey say when they squash out they will be better and I hear others say you have to ski them a dozen times and then they will be fine. I find this a bitter pill to swallow. These days I barely get 8 to 10 days in a season. I don't want to go a year or two with painful feet! How come I used to be able to throw on a pair of boots and be happy and now all of a sudden I have to spend my life fussing with them?