The Hot Doggers are an amazing ski boot. If you want a super comfortable, durable, and sick looking boot then these are them! The only thing holding them back from being a 10 is the price tag.
This boot is amazing. I've never worn a boot as comfortable as these. I haven't had any shin/toe bang, and no bruised heels (I'm not much of a jump skier though). I would recommend this boot to any park skier, I can't think of any flaws they have. All around awesome boot
The Hot Doggers are a pretty sick looking boot. They go with my my ski suit (black/yellow FD coat w/ black pants) very well and just look super sick. Tucking your pants behind the tongue looks pretty sweet too. The Hot Doggers look and feel awesome.
These are a pretty expensive boot (I got mine for 500) but they are worth every penny. Super comfortable and sick looking boot.
These boots have a somewhat narrow profile so those with wider feel might want to look somewhere else. For me they fit perfectly, I have a size 8 foot and I bought the 26.5 boot and it fits me perfectly, I have a little room to grow in them but I had that in mind when I bought them.
The Hot Doggers have the perfect flex for park skiers. There comfortable enough to hike rails, and I've yet to experience any painful shin bang my friends all get with there boots. I ski mainly rails though so I can't really comment on how this boot performs on big jumps. They are extremely comfortable boots, the most comfortable I've ever owned. These feel as close to a normal shoe as any ski boot could.
I am pretty hard on my boots as I do a lot of rails. The Hot Doggers have held up perfectly through one season of thorough abuse. I haven't had any major durability issues so far.
Overall these boots are really good. The buckle isn't that big of an issue since its still usable. Anyone who can fit into Full Tilts and doesn't want to spend $800+ on Ill Moro's, get Full Tilt.
These are great boots. The inch of rubber in the heel really helps a lot. When I'm hitting a jump that the park crew rebuilt, I sometimes come up short and case a bit, but I feel nothing. My heels are never hurting whenever I case. I just wish I could of gotten shorter cables for my boots since I've always got the buckles at the very back. The liners are great on these boots. Once you are done skiing, they liners are wet on the inside, but your feet will not get cold if you go out skiing a few hours after and you still have wet liners. At first they feel really wet, but a few minutes later it feels like its back to normal. Just make sure to take out the liner and let them dry over night so you will have dry liners for the next day. My feet have only got cold once and I was wear too thick of a sock. So now I just wear a nylon sock with them. I skied in -15 Celsius plus wind and my feet were just as warm as they were on a -2 day.
Beware: These liner do start to smell really bad after a few days of skiing in them.
This is my first 3 piece boots and I'm never going back to an overlap boot again. I really like how you can change the flex within a few minutes. And the cables are much better than buckles because they don't get in the way. Just the general shape of these boots are great.
For $530 with tax these are great boots. Only thing I wish was that they have better buckles and that the spring doesn't come off. Molding and fitting was included in the price as they say on the Full Tilt website. My dad paid over $700 for Atomic boots with custom molding and custom foot beds and his feet still get some what cold. Mine do not, that says a few things.
I have size 28's and I wear a 9.5 street shoe. My toes touch the end of the boot so its a good fit. I could of gone with the 27's, but I didn't want to but new boots again, so I went with the 28's and they are perfect.
I just have the stock flex 6 on these boots. To me, the flex 6 is a pretty ideal tongue. I tried my friends flex 4's and they were too soft. Don't really want to try the 8's because they will be too stiff. But for park, and then the few groomer runs, flex 6 is perfect for me.
Full Tilt should work on their buckles so that the spring doesn't come off like mentioned above. Other than that they are durable I guess. Don't really know if boots can be durable or not.