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starting a boot search

post #1 of 4
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I am looking for a 4 buckle boot that does everything the krypton does "forward lean/flex"except it must keep my heel in place after 20 days"krypton fit fine except for minor 6th toe adjustment"...All ideas will be considered.
post #2 of 4
What keeps your heel in place is a good overall fit, rather than some peculiar shape of heel pocket. Sixth toe issues are often solved by footbed, or when too large for the footbed to solve the issue, grinding or stretchinng, but in any case the sixth toe should not affect your choice of boot. Go to a good bootfitter and get the boot which fits you best. All boots have some forward flex, and enough forward flex to ski well if the boot is fitted properly. I too am enthralled by the design of the Krypton/flexon, but with my gigantic calves this is never going to be the right boot for me, unless the bootmakers do something dramatically different with the cuff. The real questions to ask are how big are the boot's dimensions in areas that concern the typical skier. Forefoot width, instep height, heel width, cuff height, and cuff volume. Some boots have significant adjustablility in these dimensions. The bottom line is get the best bootfitter, and get the best liner, footbed and other services offered. The boot is merely a starting point, and in many cases many different model boots will serve you well.
post #3 of 4
Where do you live ? Someone can recommend a fitter in your area.

Don't go in to the shop thinking a want boot XYZ. The fitter should look at your feet, inspect your feet, check the heels of your "everyday shoes", watch you walk, talk to you about your skiing, then recommend a few boots to try.

That's how my guy does it "everytime" I buy new boots from him. Which is about every 4 or 5 years.
post #4 of 4
I did the great boot search last year, and started off researching boots for my style of skiing, weight, general foot shape (mine are narrow) and then went to the best shop I could find with my list.

The list ended up to be totally useless. The bootfitter talked to me, asked about my style of skiing, measured my foot, and watched me walk. And then he brought out a Dolomite Pro Z 110, shell-fit the boot and had me try it on. The Pro Z was a boot I hadn't even considered.

We spent the next couple of hours trying boots from my list, putting the Pro Z's back on to compare, and trying a few other suggestions he had. At the end I bought the Pro Zs and have been very pleased.

The point is that I don't think you can buy boots from a written description, other people's opinions or from the internet. Only your feet know for sure.
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