Stiff yet comfortable
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Had a few days skiing in the Vulcans I'm really impressed with how comfortable with they are on the way up. Felt totally unrestricted when skinning (tongue removed). Replaced the stock crappy footbeds with Surefoot and had Surefoot heat-mold the liners for me. No foot pain but tight feel. On the way down these boots are SOLID. Stiff and supportive.
Two areas I was previously concerned with was the single move from walk to ski and back, and the hassle of removable tongues. I found that using the top buckle to go from walk to ski was super convenient. The tongues took a little bit of fiddling, but easier than expected.
Overall, found they were the most comfortable of any first day ski-touring in a new pair of boots, while being super solid... will update when I get some more time in them.