Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North East Ohio
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I completely disagree with you on boot lacing systems. Traditional laces allow you to control the force each section of the boot puts on your foot. I have a narrow heal, wide forefoot, and flat feet. Every single "pull" system leaves my ankle too tight and my foot too loose. The double "pull" systems allow me to properly pressure my foot and ankle appropriately, but not as good as laces.
I can tie my boots up properly in a few minutes at the beginning of the day. They don't come off until I'm done. Speed lacing systems will allow me to get on the slopes 1 minute faster (assuming I'm the slow one) at the expense of a poorer fit.
FYI, this experience comes after spending 5 hours in two shops trying everything they had in my stiffness range/size. Proper lacing was better every time.