I had these Nordica boots, and every day I got haggard shin bang. My shins looked like someone stuck a grapefruit on a 2x4. I learned that it was the way the buckles transfered the tension, and the liners packed out funny. I later got some Technica Inferno 120s, with Intuitions, and a WC Booster, and as long as I didn't land brutally backseat, they were fine. 2 Years later, I bought Hot Doggers with 10 flex tongues, and got the same result. I know it's beating a dead horse, but as long as they fitted PROPERLY at a bootfitter, FTs are the most economical way out of bad bang.
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