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Chosing A New Boot

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Thread Starter 
Over the summer i received a brand new pair of 26.5 Salomon Course ski boots from salomon, as a result of me breaking my previous pair. Now the time has come to decide whether to trade this boot in for the Salomon Course Plug boot, to keep the boot i have, to downsize in the boot i have, or to go to the Nordica Doberman Soft in a smaller size than 26.5(not XS). My ultimate goal is to find a boot with much lower volume in the toe area. The 26.5 felt sloppy on occasion. I am deffinitly getting footbeds done by Snow Country in Rochester so dont worry about any of that. It's all free so toss out your opinions and thoughts on the matter. I have tried all the boots on, and skied the Doberman and obviously the Course. I loved the feel of the Doberman Soft because of the thin liner, and stiff shell. So if any of you have experience with the boots let me know which direction i should go in. I deffinitly need a change in my boot to decrease the volume in the toe area. And yes, i have tried on or skied all the other boots out there and found those three choices to be my favorites.
Later
GREG
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Go with the Dobie. You may find it more playful. Volume? None smaller. Be ready to do some hot spot grinding.
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So I took you advice and got the Nordica Doberman Soft. I figure that if i need the stiffness lessened they can take it down to about where the extra soft is. I ended up in a 25.5. It fits like a glove. Tomorrow im going back to get some footbeds i think - although i may only go with a half because the toe is so small. I also have two fitting/grinding session to go to after i start skiing on it. I couldnt get them today because the rep wasnt on hand and the shop didnt have my size, so they have to make sure he doesnt mind giving a pair of boots away. I actually tried on every plug boot they had in the store and a few others. If you have a narrow foot - go with the Lange. It has a very similar feel to the Doberman but is lower volume in the midsection of the boot. None of the plug boots had the feel that the liner in the Doberman has. I cant wait to try these things out. I'm pretty excited for ski season now.
Later
GREG
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