I've done a bunch of reading and I realize the single most important equipment purchase is a properly fitted boot. However, let's assume I don't have the budget to drop $500+ on fitted boots right now, so I'm left with a choice of buying budget new boots or taking the rental boots supplied with a season long equipment lease. I had lease equipment last season including Dalbello boots and they worked reasonably well. Not as snug as I'd like, especially in the heal, but no significant issues. (I'm a low end intermediate skier, casual style, skiing in Vermont, mostly groomers.) I'm looking at buying a new pair of Dalbello Aerro 67 boots for only slightly more than the season lease would cost. My thinking is they would be an improvement over the lease boots, especially if I added a footbed like the moszkito. Please keep the comments restricted to lease or buy for next season, fitted boots just aren't in the budget.