Rusty Guy, boots need to flex - at least for some of us mere mortals. For ten years, I have messed with all kinds of boot enhancments - of COURSE I have custom Kork foot beds made by a maestro [Benny Wax, Inner Bootworks, Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont]. I have messed with varying degrees of forward lean. I also have used the Booster strap, which is a good idea. Almost by accident, I discovered FLEX!!! YES!!! FLEX!!!!!! [gotta love those exclamation points - don't do SQUAT for my skiing, but they're fun - so, hey!] I was demoing skis on one of the open-to-the-public demo days at Stowe a few years ago. I had these great fitting Rossi boots with a "flex adjuster". Since I thought they were flexible enough, I had them on the "stiff" setting. For some reason, I was in the "back seat" and being thrown back, it seemed, no matter what ski I tried. Just on a hunch, I disengaged the flex adjuster, which removes the stiffening feature and just lets the boots flex. VOILA!!! Peace was at hand! [Never mind Kissenger, I mean, this was peace without surrender]. I weigh 145 pounds full of food and beer, and if you put me in a too stiff boot, I will fail - guaranteed. Close fit, yes. Concrete-on-my-feet, no. Can a boot be TOO soft? I bet it can. I KNOW it can be too stiff.