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New Salomon boot advise (Xmax 120, X3 120 CS)

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I currently own an old pair of Salomon Falcon 10 26.5 US 8.5 305 boots with custom Surefoot Conformable liners and footbeds. The liners are now packed and require replacement or new ski boots outright.

Actually my size is 25.5 length, 99 last. So it is not clear whether I can simply buy new liners given the larger shell size. But I may be able to reuse the footbed.

I have a small arch but not flat feet. I have thin feet and no medical issues such as bunions or irregular protruding bones. I do not require a cuff alignment.

I am 145 to 150 pounds and prefer off piste skiing (I'll go wherever there's good snow including hiking). I prefer all-mountain versatility so I may ski a variety of styles in different situations. I may ski backcountry from time to time if given the opportunity.

The stores here have very limited selection and they cater to beginner skiers. I narrowed it down to Solomon boots. I can fit into Langes but they're not comfortable. Among their limited selection the best fit without heating the liners was the X max.

Should I consider other models such as the X3 120 CS given I would have to order them online without trying them on? The Xmax is very expensive. Perhaps I can purchase an older model. I'm told that my feet are normal and it is not absolutely mandatory to have custom shells.

Thank you for your assistance.
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http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

Read through the above article and pay close attention to the info about how to "shell fit" a boot you might be purchasing.

 

Your previous boots were too large and most likely if you purchase a 25.5 in a Salomon it will be too large in a few days skiing as they have gotten more roomy in recent years.  

 

Ignore the size marked on the boot and go by the shell fit.  A new boot that will fit you correctly, will require some break in time out on the slope, so if you buy a comfortable boot it will get too big after it breaks in.

 

Buying off of the internet is a mistake when it comes to boots.

 

You need a boot fitter!

 

Happy Skiing

 

mike

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