Originally Posted by mntlion
salomon impact = X wave front and a bit tighter heel, and avail in a 120 flex. If that is too tight then the mission 10 = bigger volume still and 100 flex
lange fluid 120 = similar flex / fit
nordica speed machine.
what brands does the store deal with? you are really best finding a good bootfitter and seeing what they have do for you, it is not that hard to make a boot wider as needed.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. The shop I frequest carries Dalbello/ Salomon/ Lange/ Nordica and Head. The problem is the higher end, stiffer boots they carry are all low volume. Everything they carry with sufficient volume through the ankle area is not close to stiff enough for me.
I did try on the Impact 10 there and that's a pretty good fit, although not stiff enough. They've recommended I try on an Impact Pro but they don't carry that boot and I've yet to find a local shop that carries that boot.
One of my kids just picked up a Tecnica Dragon 100 and although I'd have to have it in 1 smaller size than he, I think fit wise it would be okay. Again though, not stiff enough.
So far, I have the Impact Pro and maybe the Dragon 120 on my try list. Based on your recommendation I'll try the Lange Fluid 120 too.