Long story short - new boots (RX130's) last year did not have a happy ending, with a combination of a new fitter (highly recommended) - poor followup service etc.. I now have my money back and on the hunt again this season.
At the end of last season I went to another fitter (another suggested fitter) and spent a number of good days in a set of Fisher 130 Vacuum Demo's - he (2nd fitter) suggested these and (as well as he said that RX130's are a good choice for me as well) to see if I can feel a difference in the way they ski compared to the Lange's. One of the other boots suggested was the Kyrpton. I have a high arch/instep (this is always the problem area) combined with a narrow heel. The suggestion being that with the 3 piece shell and the wrap liner would be a candidate as well.
As the 14/15 season is starting soon I contacted the 2nd shop (the shop that put me in the Fishers) and have been told that the fitter has left (and now works outside the industry) and also they no longer carry Fisher nor Delbello. So new guy fitter (replacement fitter at the 2nd shop) has started suggesting the Atomic Red or Salomon (no specific model suggested) and suggests I come back once more of their stock arrives (end September) so once again I'm feeling that I'm being put into a boot that they have instead of what is best.
To add to the story, asking around here there are 3 names that come up as far as fitters are considered. Well one has left the business, one I haven't tried and the 3rd is the one that was a disaster for me last year (as mentioned at the top of the post).
So why am I posting (once again)?
I'm posting a few shots of my feet and asking if in general terms if my foot shape (100mm across at widest point, size 9 1/2 - 10 shoe) is a Salomon/Atomic candidate? I'm just trying to educate myself and see if I need to find yet another shop that carries other options.