The closest bootfitter in my area is about 4 hours away (D.C. area), with no traffic. I've got no idea how good the guy is. As I understand the bootfitting process, it may take several trips back and forth to dial in a pair of boots that fit. Is there another way? Not sure I can or want to swing that trip several times only to boot fit. No real skiing in the area...
In the offseason, I lost about 20 lbs. I suspect my boots from last year (Nordica Cruise 110's) were a bit too big for my low volume foot to begin with. Add the weight loss and now I'm over-buckling. I did a little research and have found that some Lange's sold locally are more suited to my foot shape. I've got a narrow heal and a low arch... not completely flat, but pretty low.
I tried on a pair of Lange RX 100's (didn't have 110's or 120's). The shell around my foot near the arch is certainly a better fit than my old boots. The heel felt better as well and it felt as though I had some breathing room for my toes. That being said, they only had a 27.5 and my foot measures 27.0.
Since my local shop doesn't really fit boots. I'd like to undertake this on my own if at all possible. It seems to me I might be able to find the right pair myself, or at least something very close... and then visit the bootfitter if I have issues. Contrary to popular wisdom, I know.
Is it possible to get 90% there if I'm doing this myself?