My current ski boots are 2014 Lange XT 100. I love them for skiing -- very responsive and confidence-instilling. Problem is they're a bear to put on and don't particularly fit me like a glove. My "black toe" is just now fading away from last season. After I purchased them, I took them back to the ski store FIVE times for tweaking and expanding. They're still not quite right. So, I'm thinking, it's three model years later, maybe I should get new boots. OTOH, maybe I'm just falling victim to the "grass is greener" syndrome...
Foot facts: mine are relatively wide at the toe, narrow at the heal; bony protrusions at the heal; years of abuse (I've been a runner for decades).
Any further facts needed?
Thoughts? Do I stay (with my current boots) or do I go (to the ski/boot store)? If I go, for which boots?
I know some will recommend that I just accept whatever the bootfitter brings out from the store room. The problem I have with that scenario is that no ski store has an infinite store room, and all have an incentive to "move" what they have. So when I go to the skis store(s), I'd like to have in mind a list of what might work. Suggestions?
Part of what's driving this is that I picked up a new pair of skis last spring. So, before the dude at the ski store drills the holes to install the bindings, I'd like them to be set up for the boots I'll be using for a while.
Thoughts, comments, donations, etc. welcome....