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Just bought some Head Vector 100s. Did I make a good purchase?

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Thread Starter 
The boots are pretty comfortable.  The salesman at a local ski shop picked them out for me and did the fitting.  My question is this...  Are they the right boots for the type of skiing that I plan on doing?  I noticed they aren't as stiff as some all-mountain counterparts that are geared towards "experts".  I plan to ski blacks, double blacks, and the glades at Mad River and Jay Peak in VT.  Does the stiffness/flex matter all that much?  Should I just stick with the comfy boot I found?

Secondly, I was informed I'm quite bow-legged and could use some canting (minus $200).  I've been skiing for years without, does canting make much of a difference with the type of skiing I plan to do?

First time thread.  Thanks for any help you folks can offer! 

Matt
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Hi MattVT,

We would need some basic info to be of any help---Even then we can't see your feet from here----yes canting is very noticeable if you need it, but that would depend on your alingment in that particular boot.

height---weight---shoe size---boot size---footbeds etc.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for responding, Mike!  

I'm 6'0", 170-175 lbs, 9.5 shoe size, 27.5 boot size, I own a pair of custom fit orthotics (hard cast, 3/4 length).

The boot fitter I worked with talked me into a pair of Aline inserts (suggesting the rigidity of my custom fits is less than idea), but the fit on the left side leaves me with a noticeable pressure point behind the ball of my foot.  Other than that they seem pretty cozy.  Right foot feels great.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
 I should also mention that my foot is pretty "flat".  The width of my forefoot is 110 mm.  And my ankles are thin. 
post #5 of 9
    

Your boots are too big by at least 1 size----will get loose after a little use----read about shell sizing in the WIKI at the top of "Ask the boot guy's" 

     Your boot guy is a sales man---not a bootfitter.  the best advice we could give would be to find the nearest qualified bootfitter---spend some money and get fitted correctly---you won't beleave what can be done.
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I responded befor I saw your foot width added responce, I am impressed  you can wear any boot without it being stretched for width.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Can you guys recommend a good BootFitter or two in the Burlington, VT area?
post #8 of 9
ok my geogaphy of the USA is not that great so not sure exactly where burlington is in relation to these but you could start with

Benny at inner boot works in Stowe
or
Bill Haight at Green moutain orthotics in Stratton

there are probably more that i have missed

i  do know they are both in the correct state
post #9 of 9
PJ Dewey is in VT as well.
 Race Stock Sports
69 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-578-3585
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