First time poster on this forum. I thought I would try here based on the knowledgeable responses to other questions.
I live in North Dakota and go skiing at least once a year. I am wanting to get my own ski boots as rentals have been killing my feet and shins. I have always heard it is best to go to a bootfitter and about a month ago I went to one in Minneapolis and tried on a few pairs of boots based on his measurements and questions for how I like to ski. They were both mondo 28.5 and were Lange RS 110 wide and Head Vector 125. He did the shell test for both boots and they must have been correct because he put the liners back in and strapped them up. The Lange boots were tighter and I had pressure on the top of my foot pretty much right above were the ball of my foot is. I told him this and he took the boot off and asked if my foot was falling asleep and it was a little bit. Other than that they felt comfortable but pretty snug.
The Head boots were more comfortable but felt almost too loose, I could wiggle my fore foot back and forth a bit in the boot. It was after the season so he didn't have any other boots to try on as most were already sold. I was able to flex both boots well enough and the Lange felt stiffer to me even though its flex was rated 110 compared to 125 for the Head boots. Also the Lange is rated as a 100mm last and the Head boots are 103 mm.
Its about a 6.5 to 7 hour drive back out to Minneapolis and I am not sure when I will make it back out or if I do if they will have any additional boots in stock. I have looked online at boots that seem to spec similar and have seen Dalbello Panterra 100's and Dalbello Boss's that look like good boots. My question is if anyone has had any experience with the boots I tried on or the Dalbello boots and would have any advice if they think they might work?
Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for any help given, though I understand that getting a spot on boot fit through online correspondence is pretty much impossible.