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looking at new boots (finally!)

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So it looks like this year I may be getting new boots to replace my old Tecnica Innotec RX (I think I got them in 2002?).  Anyway, looking at what's available at one local shop, the K2 Stryker and the Full Tilt Descendant models caught my eye because they have Intuition liners. I have had the power wrap liners on my Tecnicas for about 8 years and love them, so a boot that come standard with them would be a plus.  I'm not familiar with the K2 boots, and there doesn't seem to be much info on these Full Tilt models out there.  Can anyone provide any helpful info? 

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the best advice anyone on here can give you is to go and see your boot fitter, ignore everything you have looked at due to it having a particular liner, if the shell shape is good then that is fantastic, but the liner (however good) will not make a bad shape of boot fit you well.  both the options you mentioned are different in so many ways and very different to your current tecnica boots.

 

if the shop doesn't have a good fitter then it is time to look elsewhere, if they do have a fitter then take their advice... you can always add a wrap liner to the right boot if it doesn't come as standard

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Yes, of course this is the best advise, and I've been around skiing and bootfitting enough to know not to lock onto any particular brand just because of a feature or two.  I was just hoping for a bit of insight on the brands themselves and maybe how they are lasted.  I tried the "regular" FT boots shortly after they came out and the arch area was way to low for my foot.  If this is the case with the Decendant model, it's pretty much a no-go. 

Any clue what brand used to be the K2 boots?  Or is this a total from the ground up new endeavor for K2?

 

And the feature of an Intuition liner is nice because it's less money I have to spend...I have a tight budget.  But it wouldn't be at the expense of the right fit.

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