Currently I own a pair of Salomon Impact 8's which I've had for a few years. This season I'd like a new pair of boots because these are too loose and feel too big for my feet. This weekend I went to the shop where I bought my skis to check out some new boots. This shop is nationally known for it's skilled personnel who know what they're talking about. They measured my feet and we came to the conclusion that my current boots were 2,5 sizes too big (!).
I have pretty wide feet, this is probably the reason I got my current boots some years ago.
Consequently the guys at the shop told me never to overcompensate lack of width with larger sizes which sounded pretty obvious.
We tried on some proper size boots and at some point I tried the Full Tilt High Fives. They were pretty wide and actually were pretty comfortable compared to the others I've tried on.
The flex index is only a 6/10 though. According to the Full Tilt site, the flex depends on the tongue which is interchangable. Does this mean that the flex of the entire boot is depending on what tongue you are using?
So if I put in another tongue, I can change the flex of the boot to a 8/10 or 9/10?
And also, I am a advanced-expert skier which loves freeriding (I own a pair of Armada JJ's) but since I live in Europe I also have to hit the groomers pretty often, sometimes to teach kids and sometimes to compete in a race. Would the High Five be a good choice to be my only pair of boots?
I also tried on the Atomic B120. This boot has a very wide toebox (106mm) but still offers stiffness. What do you guys think about this boot? I am afraid they are too comfy and they will give up on performance.
Yesterday a friend of mine told me about the Salomon SPK Pro. These boots have a 102 (or 106) mm wide last, which is pretty wide too. The flex of the SPK Pro's is 110'ish. I haven't tried these on yet, but I like the specs. Are these comparable to the High Fives when it comes down to groomer skiing? And anyone does anyone with wide feet have experience with these?
Thank you all for reading, hope it wasn't too long