thanks for any info-
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thanks for any info-
If warmth is a primary concern for a new boot, then consider the Dalbello Krypton Cross with the silver Intuition thermal fit liner. This is the warmest ski boot I have owned and also the best fitting. BUT - you need to consider the type of conditions / skiing you are targeting: salomon gates, bumps, etc. How a specific boot matches to your foot is also importent. The Cross works well for me providing warmth, outstanding heel hold, moderate flex making them bump friendly while being torsionally stiff for quick edge transfers. The Krypto Pro is a stiffer flexing version also available with an Intution liner. If a Delbello with Intuition liner works with your foot, you will be definately happy with the warmth. On Vermont "extreme - below 0" days I add neoprene boot gloves which are definitely worth the few $ of cost. I do not know if Intuition liners fitted into other boots would provide the same warmth as they do in the Dalbello Krypton series.
Good luck with your search.
Falcon_O aka Charlie
my read all depends on your spend. Ideally, the best solution would be a good fitting boot what gives the toes some wiggle and not clamping off the blood flow.
I'll admit i'm cheap and will likely upgrade and spend the money on a good boot fitter (but not for warmth, my feet run hot) for comfort, overall given what one spends for warmers, you can offset on comfy boots without warmers. a prewired boot for the hotronics type warmer doesn't add much cost but i haven't checked in 2 yrs to see if many boots offer it, but it is not a very formed base. comfort (blood flow) i suspect is the ideal solution. I'd rather spend the extra cash on fit, boot fitter.
the boot glove used for my wife did have the foil, while i agree the neoprene outer glove is the biggest benefit, theory holds foil will reflect heat back ... hey, the fancy survival blankets use it, HD insulation with it adds an R .5 to 1 .. not much but sometimes a tipping point. Christmas is coming, well placed hints may get you a free pair.
My tipping point is your comfort level, given how long one may use a boot, upgrade with a good fitter over time a low cost option, but if you can't swing the cash, or for the minimal extra cost, the boot glove is sure cheap and one needn't use it when it's warmer. my wife uses it primarily when powder is abound to pile and ride the boot.
anyhow, just my opinion.