Originally Posted by nest
I am currently looking for ski boots that have a VERY snug fit fit around the heel cup and cuff. I have chicken legs with a narrow heel and average sized forefoot. I am an aggresive skier and prefer stiffer boots (last pair Lange WC 130 with foam injection liners). I am looking for a new boot and the Doberman 150 has been reccomended to me by several friends. Basically I would like to know about the cuff and heel volume on the dobies. Are they as narrow/narrower then the lange fit? Also if anyone has any reccomendations on boots that fit VERY narrow in the cuff and heel box area let me know. Thanks in advance.
It sounds like I have the same fit requirments as you, except an almost wide forefoot.
I have been in Langes forever. Currently Lange 150 plugs. I have found that the higher cuff of the Lange accomdates my lower leg better than the lower cuff I found in the Dobermans, although the foot fit was good when I tried them on.
With Langes in the past I have always done some simple modifications. Major grinding in the toe box & forefoot width. This years boot has a bit more length in the toe, so it was only a little grinding to accomodate the 6th toe syndrome. Move the top 2 buckles, tapered tounge wedges that glue to the outside of the tongue & shims on the liner heels to make a tighter heel pocket. Except for them being a little stiff on the coldest days, my present boots along with new footbeds & sole grinding (canting), are the best fit & performance I've ever had!
My advice to you is stick with the higher cuffed boot. Buy them snug & make them bigger where you need it.