Choosing between new Deeluxe boots
Just got the 3 pairs of Deeluxe boots: XVe, Spark Summit, and Spark XV. The idea is to choose one pair out of the 3 and send back 2 others. I'll be using them for splitting/touring. But I also suspect they'll become my everyday freeride boots if I like them well enough.
Even though I'm women's size 6.5 all 3 pairs seem to fit well my short but seriously wide feet. I also don't feel any calf biting so potentially I can use any model, none jumps out at me as an unwearable option and none have any particular immediate drawbacks I can discern just walking around the room.
But here's a question to anyone who's familiar with these boot options. I feel like I don't especially need the stiffest flex so the most logical thing would be to go with XVe model, especially that I like how tightly it fits to Spark baseplates and how low profile and high quality it feels. But even though it is marked as a medium flex it feels distinctly stiff to me. Definitely as stiff as the other 2 models if not stiffer. What gives? At this point I'm wondering if it's just me and my puny chicken female ankles that don't let me tell the difference or there is not that much of a flex difference? I'm kinda suspecting it's the latter.