I've skied five days so far and am heading to Colorado for school this coming August. So, I plan to do a lot of skiing. Hence, I need a good boot. I've been researching boots before I actually go to the local ski shop just to get acquainted with the terms and different types of boots. But, one thing that has me perplexed is when a website says a boot is for Experts. I understand that higher levels of flex are something expert skiers look for, but I am unsure of the physics of a tougher flex boot and why a high flex is actually better for advanced skiers. I am also unsure if an expert boot will have many more differences, excluding flex, from an intermediate boot.
More than anything, can someone like me, a new intermediate, ski an expert or close to expert level boot? I would hate to buy boots that I outgrow skill-wise in one season. That would get pretty costly.
Any help is much appreciated.