I currently have a pair of Salomon Xwave 8.0 that are ~ 8 years old and I only get out 8-10 days per year. I consider myself an advanced, though certainly not expert, skier and I ski half my season in the northeast and usually get 4 days out west. They still seem to be in decent shape and although they are difficult to put on, they are comfortable enough within a few minutes of flexing.
I would not think they need replacing, but after hearing about the importance of boots I am thinking about upgrading. I will probably be buying used as I don't want to shell out $500 with such limited usage. I see some Xmax 120s for sale and was wondering if it would be worth it to pick them up or if the difference would be negligible. They are certainly in better shape than my current boots.
I have never been fitted for boots as the last pair seemed to fit pretty well, although I do have to crank them down tight to keep my heal from floating.
What do you think??