Fischer XC Control
Price Paid: $120
Boots were very disappointing. Putting them on in the store they felt very comfortable but on my first ski the insoles crept back and wedged under the ball of my foot with tremendous force, very uncomfortable plus toes freeze.
Then after while mostly on a downslope it will snap forward again so fast it feels like your foot fell in hole it's weird.
To get by for the holiday weekend I bought some gel insoles at cvs and put those in skied about 8 miles no slipping, left foot fine, right side pinching pretty bad on heel up. Then it got warm creating wet snow and these boots are not close to waterproof not good when I am usually off track.
The velcro ankle strap is permanently attached which is not good with the short life span of velcro.
To sum it up if you ski on track, can get insoles that work, these boots would good for about sixty bucks as they ski fine. But at over a hundred bucks, made in china, and to call these boots top of the line is a joke.
I have been sking for 38 years and these are the poorest made boots i've ever used, including the old three pins. Thank God I bought them at Beans. They're going back.
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These nordic touring boots aredesigned for the fitness-oriented pleasure skier. It is Fischer's top model for the best control and excellent stability through the integrated Ankle Support Cuff. PRODUCT FEATURES: SOLES: Pure PU sole with comfortable, softer flex and good walk ability. ANKLE SUPPORT CUFF: Proven stability in a new design. Anatomical ankle support for a perfect hold and power transfer at the side. Individually adjustable through Power strap. EASY ENTRY LOOPS: Practical entry loops and wide-opening designs guarantee that boots can be put on/taken off comfortably. WOOL LINING: Warming lining material with wool for feet that are sensitive to the cold. Ensures feet also stay warm without feeling moist on longer outings. TWIN SKIN CONCEPT: Ergonomic, stable boot liner for a secure hold. Water-repellent outer boot for protection against the cold and wet. THERMO FIT: Thermally form able foam cushioning with outstanding thermal insulation a perfect fit for the individual shape of the foot. HEEL FIT STRAP: Enables individual heel width setting. Gives you optimum hold and heel fit inside the boot.
- Appalachian Outdoors
Description of Fischer XC Control BootsPerfect for Nordic enjoyment this top model is convincing with outstanding stability and direct power transfer thanks to Ankle Support Cuff. Heel Cap means an exact fit and the intelligent pull-on loop and water-resistant flap make every outing a pleasant one. Further feature loden lining for even warmer feet.FeaturesSOLE T4 SOLEFLEX medWeight 237 g145 cmANKLE SUPPORT CUFF Proven stability in a new design. Anatomical ankle support for a perfect hold and power transfer at the side. Individually adjustable through Powerstrap.TWIN SKIN CONCEPT Ergonomic, stable boot liner for a secure hold. Water-repellent outer boot for protection against the cold and wet.THERMO FIT Thermally formable foam cushioning with outstanding thermal insulation a perfect fit for the anatomical shape of the foot.HEEL CAP Anatomically formed plastic heel cap for an optimum fit.SLIDER Special Lycra surface in heel area reduces friction on entry and increases comfort.THINSULATE Very light insulation material. Twice as warm as foam or felt. Water-repelling and pressure-resistant.
- US Outdoor Store
Perfect for a bit of Nordic enjoyment, the Fischer XC Control ski boots are stable and transfer direct power to the ski.