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Are the Fischer SOMA boots the only boot to compensate for a duck-footed stance?

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I heard the Nordica Hot Rod line of boots did this as well.
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The Nordica Doberman Aggressor also addresses this duck footed: stance problem.
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Atomic M:11 also has a 3 degree outward stance angle.
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incorrect - Nordica and Atomic only move the forefoot outward a bit - something which has been done very often before by other manufacturers too - i.e. I've got a tecnica that has the forefoot moved outward too.

Fischer is the only that moved the heel inside making a 9-11° difference.
The Soma-tec stance is ideal for pronators but non-pronators can make good use of it too. Nearly all Fischer athletes changed to the Somatec boot line - though no obligation by Fischer and they all use the duckfooted stance upon what I could see when watching the wolrdcup guys train in Austria.
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"Nearly all Fischer athletes changed to the Somatec boot line - though no obligation by Fischer"
care to prove that?
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thepurpose of the duck-footed boots is not to correct a problem- its just a different school of thought as to how one's feet should be orientated on the ski.
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"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.
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