Originally Posted by waxman
"Nearly all Fischer athletes changed to the Somatec boot line - though no obligation by Fischer"
care to prove that?
Well I got it told by two different Fischer sponsored skiers when I was at Zauchensee and they had a SG training. Off course Fischer only offers them Somatec boots but athletes are free to use other manufacturers boots, clearly getting less money from Fischer then - but some do (if you look on the Fischer homepage and click on the skiers profile they tell you what boots people use).
The reason that Fischer is not that much interested in the boots could be that they don't make much profit with the boots (that are produced by Garmont and designed not really by Fischer but by Herbert Auer, Christph Leitner and others and only Fischer branded) as with their skis.