The verdict is still out
Reviewed by Larry Zuckett from Canton, Michigan on Monday, January 19, 2015
I bought these a few weeks ago as a second set of boots for travel so I don't have to lug my boots from my primary ski location. This is my third set of boots. I started with Garmont Garas some 15 years ago, my next set and primary set are Crispi XPs, and then the T1 Race. These are by far the stiffer of the three. You definitely have to wrestle with them to get them on. As far as fit, my foot is wider in the toe box and smaller in the heel area. I am size 11 (29 Mondo) and prefer wide widths on my street shoes. For me, these boots are fine in the toe box, but the back of the boot seems to have less volume and they are squeezing my ankle to the point of constant pain. I skied two days with them, but they squeezed my ankle the whole time. Nine hours of pain over two days. I have to say though I was impressed with the carving power and control I had with these boots. I spend most of my time in the bumps and I had no problem making short radius turns. To be fair on the comments on the fit, I have not taken these boots to have the liners heated and formed to my foot. I plan on doing this tomorrow at my local ski shop. If I can get the pressure relieved from my ankle, these boots will be as nice as my Crispi XPs. If you prefer a softer boot like the Garas, you will probably not like these. You definitely have to put more effort to work them.