At what point do you guys upgrade your boots?
I've got a pair of Salomon Synapse boots. They're pretty comfy overall, however I've got two issues:
1) Heel lift when I go toe side on my lead foot
2) I'm getting tired of the lacing system - the strap hangs, or the lace grip likes to fall out of its pocket. Not to mention the fact that I can never get the bottom to tighten enough. Half the time when I'm pulling it, the lace catches with the top latch and locks up there.
So my question is, is this enough to pull the trigger and get the DC Judge? They've got a cool double BOA system and have a very good reputation of heel hold.
However, I know that the Synapse is generally comfortable, and I'd hate for the Judge to fail me that way.
What does it take you guys to pull the trigger and get new boots?