I LOVE these boots! The fit is really great! Thank you Doug, for your great advice on fit. I am glad that I got the very slightly tight ones because my foot and heel is well-supported and you were absolutely right about wanting that boot not to slip during assent. The heat molding worked very well for me and your trick with the toe inserts gave me that teeny little bit more room I needed in the toe. We had the most amazing hut trip and my gear was perfect. Thanks again! Cynthia
So far so good.
I will try it as soon as we get some snow.
Amazing service and attention-thank you
Bought the TLT 8's about a few weeks ago and now have at least 10+ days of skinning with them. Best AT-boot I have ever owned since the TLT-5. Please see extensive review of this boot in issue # 129-2019 Backcountry Magazine. I agree with every word in this very positive review of the boot. Check it out. For all day backcountry skiing and inbound resort training days, this boot does it all. It's plenty lightweight. The two buckle boot system really works, and is very easy to operate. The cuff strap stays put without ever sliding up my lower leg. The boot itself is stiff enough for most skiers and can easily drive and control any ski from 69 to a 100 under foot. For a wider ski, you may wish to try a beefier boot such as the Hoji or similar. For a race like the Power of Four, this boot would work great, unless you have aspirations of being very competitive. Then a pure super lightweight dedicated race boot, would be a better choice. When it comes to fit everybody is different, but what I did was to buy the boot on the small side with me being able to get one finger between the back of my heel and the back of the shell when standing with my foot in the shell only. This would be considered a "performance" fit as opposed to a "comfort fit". The boot felt very, very snug initially, with two pretty uncomfortable pressure points, one over my lateral malleolus (outer ankle bone) where I have a large bone outcropping as a result of a previous ankle fracture and one over the outer side of my 5th toe. The shell and the liner lends itself very easily to a punch and molding and after a couple of progressive punches by the shop and just using the boot up on the mountain, I now have a pair of boots that fit like a pair of very comfortable worn in gloves. Heel grip is solid, as is everything else. No pressure points. I wear a pretty thin sock and have never been cold. I can't give this boot a high enough recommendation !