It just occurred to me that this ski equipment fad seems somewhat parallel to the fat ski mania (no pun intended LOL).. Boots got higher and higher, then all of a sudden they went from cool to ridiculous. They did end up a bit higher than they were before the trend started. I see the fat ski trend ending up the same. Folks won't be skiing anything over 100 underfoot in ten years except for a joke on retro day.
I swear you are the only one who ever skied in that boot!