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Rossi All Tack Pro 110W an Option?

post #1 of 12
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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.

 

Tried:

  • 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!

Thanks, Kris

 

In case it matters, most-used skis include 173 Shiro, 176 non-rocker Kiku, 177 Aura, 168 Fischer Hybrid, 180 Racetiger GS WC.

post #2 of 12

being as you have been in the old Lange 98mm last i think you will find the All track has too much volume especially around the mid foot area...based on your measurements i have no idea why you were trying on 24.5 boots, (other than it is what your current ones are) these will ALL be too big

 

the lange LV (97mm) is not narrow by any stretch of the imagination, it is certainly a bit more roomy in the toe box than the old 98mm

 

it is very difficult to make a recommendation to you without having seen your feet, the most important thing is to get the fit at the back end of the boot right, making a boot wider in the forefoot to accommodate the foot width and the neuroma is not a problem so long as the rearfoot / midfoot is well held

 

i really think you need to work with your boot fitter and get their recommendations as there are a whole heap of boots out there in the sort of width/shape that may work for you 

post #3 of 12

specs do not mean a thing, when you have a foot attached to the end of your leg that gives you all the information that you need to make an informed decision. that is the case only if your head is attached to the top of your neck.:o

 

jim

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by CEM View Post

being as you have been in the old Lange 98mm last i think you will find the All track has too much volume especially around the mid foot area...based on your measurements i have no idea why you were trying on 24.5 boots, (other than it is what your current ones are) these will ALL be too big



 



the lange LV (97mm) is not narrow by any stretch of the imagination, it is certainly a bit more roomy in the toe box than the old 98mm



i really think you need to work with your boot fitter and get their recommendations as there are a whole heap of boots out there in the sort of width/shape that may work for you 


 



Ah, thanks for that. Exactly the type of info I was looking for.

My biggest problem is I'd like to have some version of a tour function, and that's just not a hot thing around here, at least in the women's boots. The fitters I trust don't seem to carry the boots and sizes I need to try. And very few shops carry women's boots in a 100+ flex (at 190+ lbs, I really need something that stiff, I think).

So, with that info, I'll see if I can hunt down the XT 100 LV in a 23.5.....just not sure it's going to be stiff enough - actually, really wish they made the 110 or 120 in the LV.
post #5 of 12

also worth adding the cochise 105W or the 130 (both 98mm shapes) and the tour mode is amazing...

 

both avail in 23 (and 22, but that is a 23 with a overstuffed liner)   280mm for any/all

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you mntlion!

post #7 of 12

I haven't lived in Michigan, but am from back east before locating to Calgary.  So I do know Michigan is not a hotbed of touring.  Why the walk mode?

 

Lou

post #8 of 12

the XT100 LV is an XT110 LV for next season  not sure if anything has actually changed apart from the number but it may have?

 

having a disconnect in the back of the shell to create the hike mode will = a softer feeling boot as there is no mechanical fixing between the 2 parts of the shell

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Lou,

Caberfae has opened hike-to terrain (10 miles from my house) and I plan to do some light touring in CO next time I'm there, along with some avy classes. I addition, I'm still teaching on the side and want to be able to stand around and run up and down the bunny hill without dying.
post #10 of 12

I sell the boots you are asking about.  As a coach's or instructor's boot for mobility on the hill I'm in your corner.  As a touring boot, if affordable I'd get a proper touring setup.

 

Lou

post #11 of 12

Hi Kris

The Alltrack 110 is a great boot, but medium in last shape.  I would steer you towards the K2 Minneret when it becomes available or the Scarpa Freedom SL.

Bob

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the input, guys!

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