Having struggled with boots for years I have now found relative comfort in the form of Salomon Falcon Race and Zipfit liners. I'm in the process of breaking a new set of Zipfit Grand Prixs - I have some from several years ago also. I have custom orthotics and am happy with them (for the first time ever). The only work done to the shell is 1. grind on side near little toe, 2. grind for heal spur and 3. stretch on inside ankle.
I have a low instep and am narrow round the ankle area. The Zippys work well here.
I feel I should have more immediacy and feel laterally. I also read a lot about the forward lean on the Falcon. This could be contributing to other issues I have - too flexed - too far forward on the ski (I have to conciously work the back of the ski to prevent it washing out).
Now for my question: As I'm 7 hours drive from the nearest good bootfitter I know (CEM), I'm looking for a shortlist of boots to try to see if my problems are real or imagined. The problem is the I'm right on the limit for 26.5. I used to ski the Salomon Course 130 and lost big toe nails every season. The Falcon seems much better in this regard.
If I stay in the Falcons, can I lift my toe binding a little to compensate for the foward lean?