Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
The Aggressors aren't designed to compensate for a duckfooted stance- they're designed to give a faster edge initiation for tech events (Lange also did a lot of testing with this idea and scrapped it- maybe we'll see it someday). A lot of Nordica athletes use the Aggressor for tech and the WC for speed. Could they be used to correct something? Maybe. But think about this- how many feet have you seen that naturally point straight on when just standing casually? That's the idea behind Fischer's soma- everyone's feet point out, so every boot should have it. I don't think Fischer would only make boots designed to fix a problem that only some people have.
I guess the point of that little rant was that if you're really a carving junkie who doesn't mind getting used to a new feeling in order to gain that slight edge, go for the Aggressor. If not, stick with the WC. Your stance as little to do with the decision.
Takecontrol618:I disagree with some parts of your reply...
What your body's mechanics do when standing statically without skier weight/centrifical force/gravity/ski boot geometry...etc. does not dictate your biomechanic position when under the influence of the mentioned forces. Just look at the phases of gait...Heel strike....flat foot...toe off. (simplified) The body is going through all kinds of motions. To assume that this is the same position we stay in while under the prior mentioned forces is not correct.
The "offset" boots that you mentioned are designed to correct for "something". They do this in two ways. The Fischer Soma rotates the skiers foot from a pivot point located at the center of the boot.(This is abducting the forefoot and adducting the hind foot.) The Nordica Aggressor pivots the foot from the heel. (This is abducting the foot starting from the hind foot and continueing through the forefoot.)
In my research, about 80% of skiers will exhibit excessive abduction.
I measure for this (abduction/adduction), and with the use of a posted, abduction/adduction controlling footbed/orthotic, create a system that addresses the skier need. If more abduction/adduction control is needed, a boot recommendation is made. (ie..Fischer Soma/Nordica Aggressor)
Lastly, abduction/adduction is not symmetrical. Each skier is different/each foot is different.
These two boot manufacturers (Fischer and Nordica) have given me options in ways to correct for this excessive rotational movement.