Since my first gen Il Moros (purchased 2007 I think?) are wearing out, I tried a pair of new Il Moros and a pair of Full Tilt First Chair 10s yesterday, along with re-trying my old Il Moro.
Since this seems relevant to this thread, here are my observations:
For perspective, was fitted for old Il Moro by a boot fitter in '07(?) because I could not get any overlap boot to hold my heel down at all.
The Full Tilts are super light, plastic is thinner and softer than on the Dalbello boots. This gives me doubts about durability. The flex on the 10 tongue was about the same on my old Il Moro which is billed as 120, but flexing the boot was more comfortable as it distributed the pressure on my shin more evenly. My heel was pretty well locked in, not perfect, there was a little play, but it was about the same as my old Il Moro. There was more room in the toe than on the old Il Moro, but it was not optimal for me.
The new Il Moro was very heavy and very bulky. The cuff is considerably taller than on my old pair, and the pair weighed a full pound more on my scale. The taller cuff made my calf cramp after walking a few steps. It has a traditional upper cuff like an overlap boot and I did not like this. One of the best features on my old Il Moro is the single large buckle that holds the tongue to the shin and distributes pressure well (though not quite as well as the full tilt), but on this new version, there is a thin overlapping piece of plastic under the buckle and over the tongue, so, the buckle distributes all the force right onto this thin strip of plastic, creating a pressure point on my mid shin. This hurt when I flexed the boot, but also this 120 flex feels a lot stiffer than my old 120 flex Il Moro, I am almost unable to flex it at all. My heel was locked in perfectly, no play at all. There was plenty of room in the toe.
Both the new Il Moro and the Full Tilt had a hot spot over my left 5th metatarsal that isn't present on my old Il Moro. I first attributed this difference to the fact that these liners weren't heat molded yet. But the hot spot persisted even when I tried them on with my old heat molded liners, and the reverse was also true: putting the full tilt liners into the old il moro did not produce the hot spot.
Heel hold: Il Moro 2017 > il moro 2007 > full tilt
Toe room: Il Moro 2017 > full tilt >>>>> Il Moro 2007
Upper cuff comfort: full tilt > Il moro 2007 > Il moro 2017
Flex (for me): Full tilt > Il Moro 2007 > Il Moro 2017
Apparent build quality: Il Moro 2017 > Il Moro 2
weight: fult tilt > il moro 2007 > il moro 2017
The bottom line is that I liked the full tilt more than I expected when I saw it up close, if it were a better fit for me I think I would choose this boot.
I didn't like the changes that Dalbello made to the Il Moro, even though it had some selling points like excellent heel hold, I just didn't like the extra bulk and weight on my feet, especially the way that weight felt focused right on my shin, I liked my old ones more.
Will have to seek out a boot fitter to explore other options.