tomPietrowskiBode is awesome to work with. The insights he brings to the table are crazy and things I have not even thought about. I think it’s awesome we get to work with so many different riders with different styles, it really helps with what we are working on currently.
But you know, I’m sure as well as anyone, that the hard part is still convincing people and in particular bootfitters to give full tilt a chance. I think what we are doing currently by re defining models in the line is really helping and you will see more of this moving forward into f22. The new liners have helped too but we certainly have more work to do.
These kind of questions are driving discussions currently as we are working on some new things. Hopefully we can find a balance of something people who have supported full tilt for years still love but also open the eyes of those who may have dismissed them in the past.
I had my FT phase in high school and then sort of overlooked them after I started fitting. Skied many many boots, from Roxa, Lange, Dalbello, Tecnica, and just about every other brand out there. Just busted out my old Seths from HS and at the end of the day, my feet didn’t hurt and my toenails weren’t bruised. Granted I bought them a little bit, so I’ve since purchased a FC 10 in the correct size, but my feet are never as comfortable in other boots as they are in FTs. I’ve also been bugging the absolute shit out of @tomPietrowski
about Prject X because a FT Soul shell touring boot would be..... otherworldly. 100% anyone new to skiing, or even experienced with it, go to a bootfitter. Not only will you be supporting your local, but also learning a lot. I know when I fit people, I try to teach them as much as I can without overwhelming them. I love my Full Tilts because they look sick as fuck but also fit my feet. The shells are heat moldable so a decent fitter can most likely make them fit your feet too, but discuss that! Tom and the team make kick ass ski boots, and as an FT customer for the past 7 years, I’m super happy with the product that they put out. Give em a chance!!!