I'm wondering what you all would suggest as a boot for me. I know the least about boots for sure. I tried on a couple solomans, they were alright, but i liked the Nordica sportmachine with a 80-90 stiffness to them. These were the most comfortable.
I'm willing to give up SOME control in favor of comfort, as I generally get some cramping of my feet (I think my raichle's are a lil too loose) and when i try on new boots as well as my old boots i usually get a sensitive spot on the inside of my shins right where the two peices of the boot overlap. From what I have read, I think I want Nordica's (especially since I'm a huge fan of Italian stuff), with a stiffness between 80-100.
I'm 5'8'', 145 lbs, and consider myself an advanced, not expert skier. As stated above, I stay off groomed trails as much as possible, and need something that will provide "comfortable" landings from about 15' in the air. My feet are fairly narrow and my arch i would say is about a 4 out of 10, 10 being very curvey. These will be paired with 171 silver 1080's (Pocket Rockets), and will probably be upgrading to Mantras next year.
Should I be on the lookout for some salomon 1080 foils from a couple years ago?
As per my lifestyle, I would love to pick up some "Jah love" boots, but 130's? Doubt that's for me.
Also, I will be in Boulder/Denver this weekend, where should I go? I bought my fiance skis at Alpine Base and Edge. Charlie was very helpful and the Nordica rep happened to be there, but we were there for her. I wouldn't mind going back there, but is there one shop in the region that you just can't beat?
Edited by guroo270 - 11/13/09 at 11:47am