Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
OK, my current boots are Technica Icon Alu Comps.
These boots are workable. They do have some disadvantages (IMO) such as a poorly designed cuff, a thick liner and a poor flex pattern. In fact, the design of the cuff and liner is responsible for the poor flex. Too bad because the boot could have been so much better.
Modifications can be made but i think that you should take them into consideration if nothing else fits better than the lower shell of your boot.
IMO you could consider a boot with a great flex pattern. Many boots flex better than the stock Icon.
The new Tecnicas (Diablo mag) flex better than the Icons but they have a wider forefoot, more forwad lean and feel like slippers.
I love the fit of the Icon's lower. It could have been slightly narrower in the ankle/heel area, but it works very well. If Tecnica would build an Icon's lower with a narrower ankle/heel and design a new cuff (with a relatively thin liner) they would have a winner.