I'm preparing for the new season and I'm closing in in a Fischer Vacuum RC4 130. At this point I must say Im on a very high volume boot, high instep, wide feet (atomic LF 90 with superfeet blue).
I tried an unmolded one just to check and it actually feels good. I was shocked, because I could never slide into a race fit boot (or any boot with less than 100mm last for instance) and stay on it more than 30 seconds (or buckle it properly), since I would feel pain in the instep or side of the feet area (and those are only the times I could actually get the boot in).
I'm just worried about 2 points before pulling the trigger:
* The RC4 is supposed to be a boot that is not for high volume feet. Still it felt extremely comfy when I tried (I seriously could not believe it, I went to check if he didnt give me a wrong bigger size, I actually wanted to try a Ranger 12 but the dude said "try this RC4, trust me"). It is said to have 93-103 mm last so I suppose before molding it was on the upper region, and since the last varies with the boot size, it seems it could take my feet. Should I be worried with this?
* I tried the 28.5 (only one available, sigh) and I couldnt feel my toes touching the front of the boot when I was in relaxed stance (I can do this in my current boot), which tells me maybe I could go shorter? As people say often that in the vacuum you only try before the molding if the length is good I felt a bit strange with this. Maybe I could go 28.0, I think 27.5 probably not, but since half sizes are not that different, maybe this is not an issue. I'm just worried about heel movement (it happens a but in my current boot), but since it will be molded, maybe this wont be a problem. I didnt have the time to do a shellfit test, but I will.
So except for these 2 points (volume issue and length potential issue) I couldn't find anything ringing a mental alarm against it, but wouldn't hurt to hear some opinions!