yeah they are a 3 buckle with 1bout 100mm last and a flex index that ranges from 110-130. they are super good and plenty stiff when you are on them. i wear a 9 sneaker ( vans etc..) and i wear a 25 in the ace. so that is what works for me. i wear my boots 1 size smaller than i measure so that when they pack out they fit perfectly. also, highly recommend a custom footbed, it will do wonders for mutting your whole foot in the optimal position. in my expericene nordica has more volume than any salomon boot....although i have never had a quest. salomon is traditonally one of the narrowest boots with low volume and i know that the quest is different and fits a lot better than older salomons. oh, and the ace is lighter. giver'
Yeah, Its not the most ideal way to buy boots, but in the area I live in, there is only one ski shop and they have a very limited range of boots. I just read that Nordica and Salomon boots are meant to be a mondo size down from others, so the 26.5 boot size should be the right size. This is the only way for me to buy boots unless I go with a very average /expensive pair of boots. The boots I have tried on have a last of around 100mm, a flex of 110 and were a 3 buckle design so I am hoping that these will be quite a similar fit?