I appreciated all the help in purchasing the boots
I previously skied on a pair of Dynafit Mercury TF boots and after the 2nd set of liners went I started looking at the Hoji Pro Tour and Scarpa Maestrale XT. I wanted to try something new with the Scarpa but the Dynafit just fit better for me. I've gotten 3 tours in on these so far and they're a huge improvement on the Mercury boots I came from. They tour incredibly well and I'm starting to get used to the slightly different stance for skiing them. The range of motion for touring is awesome. I don't feel my foot moving around or have to worry about laces loosening like on my Mercurys. They feel like they can be skied hard for how light they are as well (skiing on Moment Underworlds w/ Fritschi Vipec EVO 12 bindings). I had a little ankle pressure initially with them but that seems to have gone away now and I don't have any sore or hot spots from touring/skiing. I have considered maybe getting the spoiler to adjust the lean angle further forward but decided to hold off until I get more time in on them. For those not aware apparently you have to drill out rivets to install those...not something I'm quite ready to do with a brand new pair of boots yet. Overall I'm really happy with the boots so far and am looking forward to getting more time in on them. Thanks to Cripple Creek for get me fit with these and also being flexible in allowing me to come pick up my skis and boots outside of normal hours!
The guys at Cripple Creek really I knew what they were talking about and helped me out with my boots. With the orthotics and the custom molding my feet have yet to hurt in them while skiing all day. I highly recommend the boots for the comfort and quality and absolutely love them so far. They had also mounted my Dynafit Rotation 12 bindings to my news DPS skis. Which makes everything the perfect set up in my mind.
Unfortunately I have to give the boots a low rating purely because they’re way too small. I allowed the fitting of what felt boots that were crushing my feet but was ensured they’d stretch out. Well, complete mistake. It basically ruined the tour I went on and the intense pain of having my feet literally smashed was ridiculous. Even with the insole taken out and the boots completely unstrapped they were still unwearable. I’ll need bigger boots or these boots drastically punched out.
I haven't been able to use the new equipment yet.
Great skiing boot, light on the uphill. Not for anyone looking to “just cruise” as this boot is pretty stiff. At first there was a lot of volume but was able to take that away with some felt spacers from Surefoot And now fits like a glove and are super comfy!
Light weight and super comfortable! Never any problems with blisters or hot spots. Incredibly easy And comfortable to walk in.