I went in for some "fitting" yesterday and only one guy even tried the shell on me without liner. I am 6'0" 185lbs and at 37yrs old, have been out of the sport for almost 10 years. I am a severe overpronater with an average width foot (D unweighted, E weighted), fairly narrow heel, size 26.5.
I'm looking for an all-mountain boot and willing to give up a little performance for comfort. The last pair of boots I owned were Nordica Grand Prix 90's and I don't care to put myself though that type of abuse at this age and number of days on the snow.
I liked the feel of the Hot Rod 75, but I fear it may have too much flex. I was curious what the differences might be in fit and performance of these vs. the Sportmachine.
It looks like I may have to order boots online since I have a trip planned to Taos, and as much as I would love to get a good fitting by the Boot Doctors, I just don't think I will have the time this trip. My thinking was I could get a good deal online and get a good fit done at the mountain while saving some money.
For reference, I also tried the Missions and the Tecnica Vento (last years' model) and they felt almost the same, maybe a slight edge to the Salomon.
I would specifically like to know the fit differences in the Lange Fluids or something similar vs those I tried on.
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11/14/09 at 11:23am
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First off, I live in Austin, where the number of "ski shops" is laughable at best. There are a few, but even there, the selection is very limited and there are very few brands represented (Salomon, Nordica, Tecnica).