Boot stiffness comparison: Salomon
I'm looking for a stiff pair of boots, moving up from my Salomon Ivys, which I do like. I ordered a pair of Salomon F22Ws online - tried them on today and they don't feel a whole lot stiffer than my Ivys, although they are supposedly quite a bit more responsive.
Is the stiffness level of a boot a subtle thing (as in, I'd notice a difference in performance on the mountain, but not so much in my living room) or am I supposed to notice a significant different immediately?
I am trying to decide whether to return the F22Ws. I don't want to keep them if they will be too similar to my Ivys, since the Ivys are still in great shape. However, if I return them, I will have to eat the shipping costs, which is something I don't want to do. Of course, if I try them out, I don't think I can return them....
What to do?