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Which Boots are better?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello,


It is hard for me to find adequate boot reviews online.  I wanted to get opinions on these two boots:

 

2014 Head Adapt Edge 90: http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-Adapt-Edge-90-Hf-Ski-Boots

 

or

 

2014 Nordica Transfire R3: http://www.nordica.com/products/firearrow-f3/

 

Thanks for the help!

post #2 of 5
Welcome to Epic. Are you considering buying one of these boots? One is a 100mm last and the other is a 102mm last, one is a 90 flex and the other is a 115 flex. Buying boots on the internet is a very bad idea. What you need to do is go to a knowledgeable and experienced boot fitter. Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology and check the "Who's Who" to see if there is an Epic boot fitter near you. If there isn't, just tell us where you live and someone will be able to recommend a fiiter near you.

Reviews of boots are pretty useless because what works for my feet may not work for yours. The best boot for you is the one that fits your feet the best.
post #3 of 5
The red ones.....
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Reviews of boots are pretty useless because what works for my feet may not work for yours. The best boot for you is fits your feet the best.
Right - and it takes time and money to get it right if you're new to this.

It's a bit of crab shoot. You need to try on many different boots from different manufacturers. Because the shell is hard plastic, you need to find a boot shell that best accommodates the shape of your feet. Even so, it's impossible to find boots that fit 100%. You go for the best "snug" fit that you can handle and let the bootfitter help you go the last mile with proper mod for your own uniqueness, 6h toe, instep, heels, etc. Comfy boots are never the right boots.

A few years back when I needed a new pair, I started out drooling over the Nordica Firearrow/transpire, then eventually ended up with Head adult and Jr racing boots with help of a bootfitter. I tried atomic, lange, tecnica, etc. Inbetween.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the insight guys!

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