PauliusJThank you! I will do a shell fit today to see how it looks. Eventhough I have spent some time in two different shops neither even mentioned that I should do a shell fit, thus I migth have to do it on my own. And indeed there is a ton of information about it here. Just a few questions regarding hawx ultra - as far as I understand they will be able to mold shell at any time, even after skiing for a few days. What about liners? Can I just ski as they come and then mold them, or they will adjust to my foot and then it is not going to work? As well I have measured my ankle flex as per your instructions, and I can bent beyond my toes, which implies that I have greater mobility. I am 1.95 m tall and around 93 kg, and would say that I am quite an agresive skier. So here comes the very general question - was thinking about 110 or 120 flex in hawx ultra. I am leaning more towards to 120, since eventually I will be able to stiffer it with that additional bolt. But I am wondering if this is the right way to think about this - I am still learning, would say that I am on a rather steep curve, but still not an expert. Maybe 120 would be too much for now.
Thank you again!
I'm not surprised the shop didn't do a shell fit, but it still blows my mind how ignorant most European shops are when it comes to basic boot-fitting...
Anyway, my guess is you'll probably be in the right shell still but it's the only way to be sure. Scanners are like foot sizers- they are only a starting point.
You can mold the Hawx Ultra at any point. If the shell fit looks good (for width and length), I would recommend heating the liner only and not the shell. You can always make more room, it is hard to shrink it back if too much is done too quickly.
I would also steer you to the 120. I guy your size will have no trouble powering that boot, and as you get better it will be there for you as you progress.
And also invest in an aftermarket footbed/insole. Ask the shop what options they offer and get one. It will 100% ensure your foot stays centered in the boot while skiing and the best way to ensure the boot stays comfortable.