PachankzThis guy hit the nail on the head. If you have spent time studying boots across the board, taken them apart, played with the liners and buckles and done some heavy investigation, you'll quickly see full tilts are like toys ! Sorry ft , I know your reading this. They capitalize on clueless kids who don't even know what a cabrio shell is or why they'd even want one vs an overlap two piece. Granted their components have improved over the very few years they've been on the market, it's time they made a better quality overall product.
meh, i recently bought another pair of full tilts because anything a bootfitter suggested for my wonky shaped (very wide + tall) feet was gonna cost me a small fortune. i bought a pair of classics brand new online for $250 (the same pair of classics i had been on for 3 years before they were too broken to ski, just a different year). i knew i wasn't going to get an absolutely perfect fit, but after a $10 professionally done heat mold and a $40 footbed they are far better fitting and functioning for me than any other boot i probably could have gotten for that price.
seriously, i went to the sports den in SLC (most legit bootfitters around) and after he looked at/measured my foot and went through the options, the cheapest one he could offer me was gonna be at least $800+ after punching out the shells, customizing footbeds, etc. his first suggestion was gonna come out to about $1300. that's just nowhere near my budget as a 19 year old college student. IMO it's easy to see why kids are drawn to full tilt when those are the alternatives that a bootfitter gives you.