Fischer BCX 675 boot review

In brief, a tale of woe.  A good design with a few things that could be improved, which doesn’t fit and is going back to REI.

The pleather fabric seems great. The sole is rigid enough for control, flexible enough for striding and walking. The cuff balances touring and turning acceptably for such a boot (it is quite squeaky). The insulation and padding soak up lots of moisture, which necessitates a vapor barrier for multiday stuff and puts you in a bad spot if you step in a stream.  The achilles cinch strap actually works to keep the heel locked down.

Unfortunately, though I had to lace them almost all the way shut to keep them tight over my midfoot, the forefoot was just barely wide enough.  My foot is odd in this respect, but fat feet need not apply here.  Compounding this, the grey pleather bends in a rather unpleasant fashion over this exact problem spot, you can see the hint of a crease just down from the zipper slider above.  Either one of these problems would have likely been workable, but in spite of my denial and hope it would break in the boot leaves too little room for swelling and that part takes a beating during hard turning and maneuvering.  My proximal phalanges still ache from Saturday.

Back to the boot drawing board.

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6 thoughts on “Fischer BCX 675 boot review

  1. I have had similar problems with the BCX 4s. Even laced up tight my heel slid around (no Achilles strap) while the forefoot was too tight. That and the flex point on the upper dug into my toes unpleasantly. Perhaps this problem is more common than I thought.

    I am of the opinion that the limited number of soles available for companies producing BC ski boots is a big problem. Only one NNN BC sole and one 75mm sole as far as I can tell. I’m still searching for a good multi-day nordic/off-track ski boot.

  2. Get the F1 Race boots like mine. They are the awesome. The more I wear them the more I love them. I don’t have anything more substantive to add but agree a Dynafit setup would be something you would like.

  3. I agree Matt. I want something that’s good for hiking (ergo plastic is out) and will allow for decent survival skiing with a 70mm waist on hard snow. Just ordered some Rossi BCX11s, so we’ll see how that goes.

    If I’m in Montana next winter, I’ll have some Dynafits. WIth our crap weather I’m in an i-hate-skiing phase.

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