Well, they seemed the most comfortable. I ski about 3-8 days a year...so I sort of barely break even on buying my equipement, but I figure in a few seasons I still do, and it saves the hassle of waiting in rental lines. Plus, I like to think that purchased boots will be more comfortable than rentals!
Anyway, what sent me to the ski shop to purchase boots was the fact that my Technica Duo 90's, which I've owned for about 6-7 years, KILL the outside bone on my left ankle area (the staright verticle bone right above the ball on the side of the ankle. I was fed up and took them to my local ski shop to be adjusted. The first thing the guy did was measure my foot, and I came up measuring a 25. I looked at my Duo's and shook his head, as they were a 27. He instantly gave up on the idea of looking at why the Duo's were undomfortable and proclaimed that my boots were way too big and that that was likley the root cause of my discomforts. Makes sense, I guess. So, I tried on a few 25 size boots, and the Head Edge+ SX ones were the most comfortable, and on a good sale, so I went with them.
They did not want to adjust the canting on them until I went skiing in them at least once. Seems a bit odd to me. Maybe I'll ask them again when I take my ski's back to get the bindings fitted to my new boots.
Anyway, I originally wrote this thread because I was hoping to come home from the shop and read all about these boots and see if I actually got a good deal. Then I found NOTHING except an ebay auction or two. That was actually the only info I could find, and there it said they were a flex of 60, which has me a bit worried that that is too soft. I'm no pro skier, but, I can go down pretty much any slope on the east coast packed powder that doesn't have moguls. I'm hoping these boots aren't going to hold me back.
One last thing for now. I inquired as to why these boots didn't have a Ski/Walk feature like my Duo's (which I loved), and the shop guy said that only entry level boots have that feature, for the most part. To me, it was a brilliant idea. I'm thinking that without that feature, either a)it's going to be a pain in the butt to walk around in them, or b) they flex too much and will perform poorly. I certainly remember accidentally setting off down the mountain with my Duo's on "Walk" and the control was HORRIBLE and I could barely make it down on my skis.
Thanks in advance for any other insight or info.