Here's how I remember my Scott SuperHots ..... they were the eternal love of my skiing life. It was with great trepidation that this project boy ponied up his $175 (25% off $235) to buy these trendy plastic shells. I count this among the few genius level decisions of my life.
And did they transform my skiing? Yes, yes they did.
Lightweight, extreme, but adjustable forward lean, warm and my feet were a mere inch off the snow ..... be slow my heart. (At my age, you don't talk about your heart being still.)
At the time, there wasn't another boot in the market that was as lightweight, adjustable and warm as the SuperHot. Yeah, they were fragile, but I was fairly handy and I just didn't care because of all the benefits. There was never a problem with my feet being cold, I wore only the thinnest of socks, much to the amazement of my friends and I even converted one of them to the SuperHot and he wore only nylon footies (the kind you find in shoe stores today) for 3 years before his SuperHots irretrievably broke.
Remember the riveted vertical metal cuff that held the the upper ratchet on the shell into place? I had to rivet a horizontal cuff across the bottom edge of the upper, because it split northward and I wanted to keep the boot alive. More than once, the lower shell cracked, but slow curing epoxy kept it together.
I did everything that I could do to save them when they broke (and as most owners know, they broke often) but in the end, I couldn't do enough. (Sad face here)
Let me mention that as a company standing behind their product, Scott was a model of fiscal irresponsibility (which I loved as a consumer), but IMO, the fragile boot and their willingness to stand behind it killed the product line.
So after 20 years away from the slopes, when I went into the rental shop at Jackson Hole. what do you think I used as criteria for my rental boot?
Right, the 35+ year old SuperHot, but I didn't get the impression that they offered anything competitive to it.
Many thanks to earlier posters for the pictures.