I bought a new pair of Salomon Falcon Guns (last seasons or 2 seasons ago model) and I have a wider foot, not WIDE, but somewhat wider than average. The bootfitter at my local shop suggested that I would enjoy those boots more than the dalbello surge boots that I was also interested in. The falcons were tight and I told him that, but he told me that they do work on any boot that a customer buys from them free of charge, and would adjust it if you ski and find they dont fit right. They claim boot fit "guarantee."
So I went out for the first time on the new boots 4 days ago and they fit alright, but still had a decent amount of a pressure point in the 6th toe area. I took them back in yesterday to have them adjusted a bit more (by this time I know that theres not much left to work with. He drilled it out and it felt much better than previously.
Tonight I was putting my boots back in the basement and when I looked at the side of the boot to see if there was any room left for adjustment, I noticed a hole! This is a big problem to me because I dont want moisture issues, and I dont want to have structural issues with the boot. I'm kinda p***ed , too because I felt like he knew what he was doing, and that he recommended that I buy the boot knowing that he could make it so my foot fit into it. Now I have a hole. Another thing that irritates me is that I dont want some crap slop job of some super glue or some makeshift crap to make my boot "ok."
What can I do about this? Can I fix the boot? Is the boot crap? Will the boot ever fit me if its still kinda tight and theres no more room for play with the shell (Sally guns are narrower boots)? Do you think I should try to see what their boot fit guarantee entails? Do you think I could get them to replace it? Do you think I could get them to replace it if I were to upgrade to a higher priced boot? Idk... This is just bullcrap to me because I was excited to buy boots, and now I'm starting to think that they sold me the completely wrong pair. To me, a boot with a hole is worthless.
And i'm sitting in them now and there are still pressure points in the 6th toe area................ GRRRR
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