Alright guys, so I have tried on a ton of boots at the local ski shop. So far the ONLY ones that have fit comfortably are the Dalbello Avanti 120 and Panterra 120.
So my problem that I have which makes almost every boot hurt is my cuneiform bone on the top of my feet. Basically the bone that runs from your big toe on top of your foot to your ankle.. Most boots the buckle sits right on top and causes too much pain. Also, I don't have a crazy instep and my foot isn't super wide but definitely isn't narrow.
I like the way the Panterra fits but I don't want the hiking feature since I ski mainly only park.. So I figured the IL Moro would be a good boot to goto since it is very similar in design just 3 buckles. (From what I can see online the 3 buckles sit exactly the same as the panterra minus the toe buckle.) I'm concerned about the 98mm waist since the boot isn't in the shop for me to try on and I've had problem with previous boots hitting my pressure points on the outside sides of my feet. (Dalbello voodoo and Full Tilt First Chair's)
The Avanti 120's felt very good which I was surprised about giving the layout of the buckles.. The forefoot is a little wider then normal I feel like tho but it holds my leg GREAT! I'm only concerned since I'm on the east coast and ski PA parks every day that they may not take big impacts too well... (Shin bang, heel bang)
Anybody have any recommendations?