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.