Oh no! Protect those soles from the vicious asphalt! Don't you know "they don't make them like that anymore"?
Try theseA little story about an older guy on SX92's...me.
I returned to skiing about 15 years ago, life got in the way for too many years. My boots were SX92's, yup, white, black and pink (ugh).
First western trip was to Utah, bought a group lesson at Alta. While riding chair with our instructor, she commented about my old boots, and, not in a good way. At lessons end, she somewhat apologized and stated my skiing was much better than she predicted.
2 days later, at Snowbird, I happened to link up with a married couple who were instructors at Bellayre NY. He was a L3 and a founder of the ski school there, she was a L2. Sort of the same story, they told me my boots would not work in modern skiing. A couple of hours skiing with them, they sort of changed their minds. I did meet up with them later that year at Bellayre.
My first pair of modern boots were Salomon's and a major PITA to get into. So, yeah, there is a place for a rear entry boot for those who want to ski more for fun than performance. I've always been a little disappointed when getting new boots, the anticipated jump in performance on snow was less than I hoped for.
It's the Indian and not the arrow....true then....true now.
BTW, the SX92's went into the trash during a house moving. I wish they were somewhere in my attack not...just because.