I've been skiing on Salomon Axe boots for the past few years, which are nice but a little soft for me. I've been trying my son's old race boots, Atomic Beta Race 958s, which have a 90 flex (I think), and they feel a lot more responsive and fun to ski.
On both boots, the left foot feels great, but the tongue is hitting my inside ankle bone on my right foot. To stop that, I've cut away a big semi circle out of the plastic front of the tongue from above my ankle bone to the bottom of the tongue, and filled in the space with mole foam. Both boots feel great now, and I can ski in them all day with no problems. I also don't buckle the lower two buckles, because any tightness there crunches the top of my foot (inside, mostly right foot). A lot of boots that I tried on when I got the Salomons were intensely painful on the top of my foot. So with booster straps and orthodics I'm set for now.
But when I go to look for new boots, what brands should I be looking at with a high arch and skinny ankles? A lot of stores where I am try to sell you what they have, and don't have a lot of variety. And I don't want to waste the sales guy and my time if I can narrow it down to some brands.