More info needed about the fit, please.
I´m despirately looking for a downhill orientated dynafit compatible AT boot that could fit my super-wide forefoot, high arc and skinny heel. So far I have kind of limited the options to Mobe and Factor. In the end the fit counts over other features (as weight, price, walk mode etc.). I´m now starting to lean towards Mobe.
But that´s just me. What would be your recommendation?
PS: How is the heel pocket fit with Mobe? I´ve heard that Scarpa has typically much room there so it could be difficult to get a snug fit.
The Mobe is a good choice has a 104 last so good for your wide forefoot. and the intuition heat moldebale liners will accomodate your skinny heel and pretty much all of your foot . I would make sure you get these custom molded at a good Outdoor shop or Ski shop that specializes in boot fitting ..its worth the $
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I also had an issue with which boot to choose. My foot is wide as well. I chose the scarpa mobe. The intiution liner after being molded was perfect for my wide foot. Also the flex was more consistant than the BD. I highly recommend the Scarpa I have skied both and the Scarpa is overal the best touring and downhill specific boot between the two.
Hey Darkw, if you haven't already get the Mobe's see my above post I have a similar foot and the Scarpa worked really well. I still needed to do a little work on the Mobe but far less than I would have had to do on the Factor to fit my EE/EEE and super high arched foot in (the factor has a much lower instep area. Anyway so far all good. Much snugger than My Spirit 4's of the same size which did start to get a bit big in the heel, though I did a pretty good job of filling that up with some creative padding (former life as a boot fitter helps). Anyway I hope that helps.
A good fitter can help you build the heel pocket in the Intuition liners by letting them cool while you stand on an incline, pushing your heels slightly back. They can also remove a small amount of material from inside the boot itself, this is more difficult in Scarpas because the plastic they use melts at a lower temp than many other boots so the fitter needs to use caution. They can also use a "punch" to widen specific sections of the boot, you may need to re-punch it after a season or two and you can't warm the boots by a fire or heater or they may revert to their pre-punched shape.
Bottom line, an experienced fitter is crucial. Mine were done at Granite Chief in Truckee CA (Tahoe).