Unfortunately I live far away from any ski shop, so I search online, find stuff and then decide if I should travel to that shop to try them.
As the title says, I went to a ski shop and even though they don't have a lot of options, I found one.
Nordica Hell & Back. The flex is ok, the boot is comfy on the foot, my only issue was the calf pressure. I don't know if I tighten it up way too much or I'm not built for the boot, but my legs got numb after wearing them for 20 minutes. I unbuckled, but I guess it was too late, because regardless of how much I released, the numbness was still there. I thought maybe I'm not used to boots from last season, but the guy said that's probably not it, maybe I was too big for the build and also, like an idiot, I stood down instead of ski stance, so that might also block my blood flow.
Unfortunately, the shop has a no return policy(even if brought back new), only exchange, but there isn't anything else there, so that's useless.
I found another boot about 300 km away, K2 Pinnacle(2015 model I think). I read the K2 had some issues when it launched and they fixed it, but when? Is 2015 a good year?
Last is the Dalbello Boss(Il Moro MX I think) that I found on Blue Tomato, but for that I need to fly to Innsbruck where I'm going skiing in early December and try them.
Is it worth going to test the K2?
Should I go back to test the Nordica and do it right this time, maybe it was my fault to begin with?
Should I gamble and go bootless to Innsbruck and hope I'll find something there?
I'm a beginner skier, 100+ kgs, I don't like speed. I like off piste and casual tricks on piste. Never been to park, but I plan to.
The Dalbello seems very appealing to me if I can fit it, but then again I like freeriding a lot, so a more All Mountain boot might be better?
Thanks for the help.
**This thread was edited on Oct 16th 2017 at 6:55:08am