Connor wrote a review of Black Diamond Slant Alpine Touring Boot - Men's on March 2, 2013
I have tried on many boots, and I always have trouble finding the right ones. My right foot is about a full size bigger than my left foot. I end up buying boots that are snug on my right foot, so that after packing out... they'll be a good fit for my right foot and I can put an extra sole into my left boot...
Any how, after hearing many negative reviews about Black Diamond boots, I decided to try them out. Best touring boot I've ever had! Much lighter, 3-buckle system, compatible with both my AT setups (Fritschi and TLT). Don't let other people talk you out of them!
Also, I'm about 5'6" 140 - size 8.5 shoe. I usually buy 25.5 or 26.0 size boots, but the BD boots seem to run a little small. I went with the 26.5 size and I am content with my decision.