Garmont Voodoo Tele Boot
15 years of tele skiing starting with leather Asolos, going to T-2 Scarpas and then last year, 2010, thinking new T-2 bulky on the inside, went with Garmont Voodoo. Fitted at shop, following procedure on baked liners, noticed somewhat snug in toebox, figured liners would pack out a bit and all would be good.
Put 30 days on them and they never did feel good in the toe area and definitely colder than my old T-2's. Thinking I needed more days, more hiking, I held on until now. Got another 15 days so far and I'm throwing in the towel and going back to T-2's. Just not right for my feet I guess. Painful bruising on top of both big toe nails, and when I hike, they tend to rub on the inside and just below my ankle knob. Not so bad as to blister, but it's noticable and uncomfortable. No complaints about construction and for some folks, maybe a great boot. Unlike some others I read here, I don't think you need a mammoth boot to drive a big ski. My T-2's pushed my G-3 Hombres just fine and I ski faster and harder than 90% of the pack, have broken numerous bindings and skis, just lately busting a G-3 T-9 plate. So I'm pushing the gear and I'm going back to T-2's because of their fit for my feet. I'd always felt I could wear them all day, and many times did, carrying me across the Haute Route for a week on 1 trip. Not so with the Garmonts.