Originally Posted by NonstopSki
Haha, pretty much the whole mag then?
Well, in terms of boots, are they any good COMPANIES you would reccomend?
The point of my post was that everyone's foot, ankle, calf, style, power, flex pattern etc. is different, and a good bootfitter should be your source of recommendations, not a magazine. Go to a good bootshop and they'll have many different brands to accomodate the multitude of needs. Something will undoubtedly work for you, and it may be a brand you never thought of.
Salomon makes excellent boots, and I've had two pairs of XWave 10's. It's only when a shop who tried to help fit me noted that it really wasn't a good boot FOR ME for various reasons, did I try something else - glad I did, but that doesnt take away from the fact that the Salomon is still a fine boot.
With skis, I have some buddies who like what I like, and I can take their recommendations 100%. With boots, even though they're the same boot size (more or less), we have nothing in common regarding the shape of our feet, legs, etc., and boots are not a subject of discussion.
Find a good shop and see what they say given your physique, style, anomolies etc.