Originally Posted by Whiteroom
You were soooo close to getting this right... the stock footbed is the difference in ALL boots, which means that in reality there is only a difference in the sticker on the boot and the size on the box. There are no 1/2 sizes in ski boots. It's all an illusion because customers want to have 1/2 sizes... change the sticker and bingo, evryone is happy. Now you know.
While true in general, are you 100% sure wrt to Salomon? Shells are same a whole & half. But the last I pulled any Salomon boots apart, the liners themselves had different part numbers for half sizes vs whole (this was true across a range of models). Given the logistical and financial issues w/ managing additional part numbers, I find it hard to imagine Salomon would manage these as different parts if they were not actually slightly different in thickness..
I've also been told by several bootfitters that Salomon varies the liners themselves...
Anyone have a real "final word" on this?