Didn't realize what kind of forum I was getting into when I get ripped apart after my 1st post!
I wouldhave been happy to purchase my equipment from a "ski shop" but living in Omaha Nebraska has it's limitations. I went to where I thought I would be given good service, and in my personal opinion I was. The salesman said he worked as a ski instructor for 15 years in Utah, and then 5 years in Colorado. Should I not take the advice he gives me?
And why is this a bad boot unless my "foot resembles a horses hoof"? If you give a statement like that don't just be a (as you so eloquently put it) "DICK". Help a beginner out and clarify it.
I went into this whole process with the thought in mind that the boot IS the #1 most important thing to purchase which is why I tried on every pair they had in stock, and asked extensive questions about each set. After trying on the pair I eventually purchased, he gave me the rundown on performance and fit and they seemed to be the best bang for the buck.