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Ex racer getting back into skiing -- Which boot? (Lange)

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Hello experts,

 

I am new to the forum and have a boot-related question...

 

I am an ex-racer who skied competitively in highschool and USSA. I am now 30 and moved back from Colorado to MA about 4 years ago and plan on skiing the east and picking up a nice pair of carving skis. I have not skied since moving back and my old Nordica Dobermann 150 boots are still in my friend's garage (there with my Armada ANT 191 and Salomon AK 195 skis). Frankly, I never want to see those bear traps again...

 

I am in the market for a new boot. I tried some lange boots when I was out west and felt that they fit my foot the best -- I am all about fit. I am looking to buy a Lange boot that is more comfortable than my old dobermann boot and a bit more flexible, while still providing me the precision that I am used to from my old boots. 

 

I am thinking a Lange race boot in the softer flex would do be well. Maybe the RS 110?

 

What do you all think? Any other brands I should look at as well? I think I will be going to a large ski shop to try some on, but without demoing them, it will be hard to make the plunge. This is why I decided to take advantage of the knowledge on this forum.

 

THANKS!

post #2 of 3

yes,  its all about the fit.  

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

buy the boot that fits you the best,  we have not seen your foot, so have no idea what will fit you best.

post #3 of 3

You cannot achieve what you are hoping by leaving your race boots behind.  You may be able to get reasonably close, but it depends on the width of your foot.  If your foot is narrower than a "C" width you need a 95mm or narrower boot to get a close performance fit.

 

If your foot is "C to D" you can use a 98mm boot and get good performance.

 

However, race boots don't have to be uncomfortable if they are properly fit.  By properly fit I don't mean properly sized, I mean modified to accommodate your foot shape.  They only have to be tough to take on and off.

 

Lou

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