A few years back I abandoned my black/purple Rachlies due to the liner getting packed out. I ended up in some Langes, and always felt the shop fitted me with one size too large boot (despite returning twice with complaints). Anyway, the Langes are excellent laterally, but I've never liked the flex - in part no doubt due to my perception that they are overlength.
Just recently I found out Full Tilt is making the old Raichles. I wouldn't mind getting back into those, and am looking at the High Fives thinking they may be good for an old man (mid 40's). I'll be cashing in anniversary, birthday, etc. gifts to convince my wife I need these after getting new boots a few years back, but another option is to buy just the liner. I've read that Full Tilt is using the old Rachlie molds so maybe I would end up with just a new looking version of my old boots anyway.I think my old shells are still ok, but am I making a mistake getting the liner when the boot shell may be on it's last leg? If anyone has experience with doing this, please let me know.
One other thing - my only complaint with the old Raichles was the fact that they seemed cold - I thought air would seep in through the lower part of the tounge flap giving me cold feet. Anyone else have this experience - and is it any better on the "new" Full Tilts?