About me: 49 years old heavyweight, lapsed PSIA L2, 1-2x/week league/NASTAR racer.
Current boot: 24.5 (284) Lange Banshee S (120 flex, 98 mm last), with cuff bolt removed, saddle wrap around both achilles/heels (x2 on right), Superfeet cork footbeds and heel lifts. They are now completely packed out and on the last set of notches with buckles moved fully in-board. Have loved these boots!
Previous boot: 23.5 (283) Lange WC 100 Jr with lots of bumping and stretching - likely the main cause of my neruoma.
Bare, unsupported feet: Right measures 23.2 mm length, 98 mm width and left measures 23.7 mm length and 94 mm width, both have flat arches, medium insteps, super narrow heels, and really low, bony, protruding ankles. Right foot has had bunion and 2nd-3rd interspace neuroma surgery and continues to have issues with narrow shoes/boots.
- Technica Coshise 100, 24.5 - not really stiff enough but loved the flex pattern and hike mode. Felt like liner would pack out really quickly and heel hold was lacking.
- Lange XT 100 LV, 24.5 - actually got to take these for a spin. They felt JUST stiff enough and possibly a bit too long on the right foot. The 97 mm last concerns me a bit.
- Lange XT 90, 23.5 - really not stiff enough, but was surprised to find the length and width was perfect on the right, but a bit short on the left. This one had the best fit feel in the store.
So, my question is - would the All Track Pro 100W in a 23.5 be an option for me? I can't seem to find it anywhere around here to try on, but the specs seem to be just right, if it fits similarly to the XT 90 (as dimensions suggest it would). I desperately want to avoid any irritation of the neuroma area, but don't want to be swimming, either.
Does anyone have direct experience with the fit comparison between the XT and the All Track? What about performance level vs. high-end Lange boots?
Let me know if you need any additional information in order to help!
In case it matters, most-used skis include 173 Shiro, 176 non-rocker Kiku, 177 Aura, 168 Fischer Hybrid, 180 Racetiger GS WC.