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HomerPimpinI've been looking for a new boot and the S/Pro's were great after a season of rentals, I was wondering if the S/Max's are really that much different from them. I remember reading somewhere a while back that S/Pro's are just newer S/Max's and the S/Max's are narrower, though I plan on getting them heat molded anyway so it doesn't really matter. Are there any other notable or important differences I should know? Thanks in advance
SavageBiffWhat the other guys said. I also have an s pro, and the upcoming s pro has a HV made for higher arches, the smax doesn’t have this. It’s a very comfortable boot, stiff enough for hard charging 180lb 6’1 skier, it’s 100mm so it’s a little wider than the smax 98mm, and the spro can be expanded up to 104 or 106, not sure about the max, boot boards are thick enough to grind for extra instep or arch clearance.
HomerPimpinappreciate the feedback. I rented s pro HV 120's and the non HV model this season and they were great, really comfortable and stiff and a really quality boot in general, they're one of the better-looking boots too which is a bonus. I figured I'd make this particular thread because I know s pros work for me and I really like them, but the ones I've been looking at are a size bigger than my actual size, whereas there's an s max that's actually in my size. Knowing that s pros work eliminates the concern of the boot not being right for me, but I'm still growing so there's no guarantee my foot will grow into a 26.5 in the next 7ish months before ski season if that makes sense.
BigPurpleSkiSuitGo to a store and try both boots on. The S Max is the only boot I have ever found that properly fits my foot since it is super low volume and has a very low instep. Great boot for low volume feet, only thing I would recommend is putting in some kind of a cushion on the shins since there's always too much room in the lower boot for my shins.