So im a full fledged beginner, started skiing lessons with my son beginning of this year, though any time i get involved with a sport like this i like to get intermediate+ gear to grow into. My second day of skiing i put my faith in my resorts custom boot fitters and i walked out with the Dalbello Kr2 Fusion with the ID moldable insoles. A boot that is meticulously made for the average skiers foot, and I've learned my foot is not average. The resort guarantees results, so they will tweak endlessly (been through 2 moldings and a bit of work on the shell) or even allow you to trade for another boot if at any point its not working, and I'm at that point, id just like to get opinions on what I'm sacrificing.
My last session was the last straw, i think its the 3 strap system is the culprit, the top of my foot has a high arch that the middle strap just crushes. Taking my boots off last session, i was left with the asleep foot/numb/tingly feeling, which in itself isn't unusual, the fact that the top of my foot is still numb 5 days later is what worries me.
Initially trying out boots, i put on the Rossignol Alltrack 120, and it was off the charts in comfort (as far as you can tell with initial strap in). So thats the one I'm considering trading for. I mentioned it last time and the boot guys were reluctant to put me in what they consider a "much lesser boot". Im sure there is 'some' truth to that, but also aware of the business side of eating the cost of my original boot. So thought id get more unbiased opinions. Im sure it all comes down to preference and rider, but is the Dalbello Kr2 Fusion with the ID moldable insoles SO much of a better performing boot to continue trying to stick it out at all costs? Or are they close enough that i can confidently rely on what i simply find more comfortable. Im actually heading up there tomorrow to make the decision, not a whole lot of info on either of them that i can find. I'm in Washington, so far skiing all mountain/groomed fronts on Rossignol experience 98s if that has any implications.