Originally Posted by mtcyclist
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.