From the review:
"...suggested to start with the boot in the Grilamid exoframe before putting your foot in"
Doesn't that defeat the whole benefit of having a walkable inner?
Perhaps it's better to think of this as a traditional ski boot with a light-weighted shell and a new closure system.
Maybe those on a budget overseas ski trip who packed minimally and don't have a car and have accommodation far from the resort with long distance walk in the cold.I don't really get the use case for such boots.
That these type of boots are usually marketed as a way to just wear the liner all day and walk around all you want, and easily step in and out of the frame/shell. If you have to take off the liner and put it in the frame/shell first, the convenience is largely gone.What am I missing?
My experience with Apex was not horrid but there was nothing positive enough to even consider going out and buying a pair. For me, the Apex had too much disconnect to the snow were the skiing equivilent of wearing a raincoat in the shower. I would much sooner ski the Nordica HF110 Now the Dahu actually skied very well, much better than I thought it would. If you take a look at the ABB review, their reviewers were also ver impressed.I admit I am biased by my experience in testing Apex which were truly horrid.
If you have to take off the liner and put it in the frame/shell first, the convenience is largely gone.
Yes, the Dahu has more straps, cables and positional needs than an afternoon at Ms. Samantha’s Dominatrix Dungeon. But again if you are into this type of thing, the results can be rewarding.
Not that hard - but it's extra steps, might involve finding a place to sit, or balancing with your socked foot hovering, etc.I mean how hard is it to take off a loosened-lace liner and put it in the shell?