This could be long...
I've seen how much you guys emphasize the proper fitting of boots so I wanted to make sure I get the perfect ones for my feet.
So the past few weeks i've been trying on boots looking for what suited me best. One guy said my foot was on the wider side, the other said my foot was slightly narrow. i've tried on about 9 different models in varying shapes and sizes. They all felt pretty similar...
Off the top of my head, i've tried... Salomon X-wave 8, Nordica supercharger ignitions, Salomon Foils, Salomon SPK, some Rossi boots, Dalbello Krypton Rampage, Dalbello Krypton cross, and a couple others that I totally forgot the names of.
I felt no discomfort in any of them, no pains, no pressure points, none of that. And they all fitted my foot fairly well. Sure the kryptons were a bit snugger, and the ignitions were more "relaxed", but both held my foot well with no movement.
None of them felt significantly better than the rest that made me opt for the boot or disregard one. It seems like the different fits don't matter to me. After all, the majority of the time, I'm going
to be skiing on a small hill in the east, messing around on ice, and in the terrain
park. Not exactly performance demanding things, but I will occasionally be going as fast as I can carving and maybe some powder in VT if i'm lucky and the opportunity presents itself.
I know actually skiing in a boot is much different than standing/sitting in a shop and flexing them, so that may change my opinion on a boot, but only after it's been bought. That does not help me in my boot buying process though.
On the plus side, I did learn a few things from the shop guys about boot fitting and boots in general, but still...
I don't really know what to do, I do know that I have a problem with circulation and keeping the more distant parts of my body warm like my hands, feet, penis (jk). So that's my main concern now. Even in ~68 degrees weather (what it's about now), I have cold hands and feet. I've always been colder than everyone else surrounding me.
So I guess I may be pretty lucky to have bootfitting friendly feet or just do not know for sure how a boot should really fit. i'm thinking most definitely the latter though.
On the other hand, it sure is a bitch to find a proper fitting helmet for my weirdly shaped head. All the helmets I've tried on so far have had discomfort, some I couldn't even fit into no matter the size, and I've tried probably 5x as many as boots. The closest to comfy to me was g10 mx and it still has a couple pressure points. It's weird though, that I can fit (and pretty well) into a medium g10 while I can't get into some of the largest sizes of other models from the same co., giro, as well as others, like bern and etc. I'm much more frustrated with this and i've been fucking looking for one for ages.
(yeah, this was long... sorry.)