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Old 07-30-2008, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm an advanced/expert skiier that has constantly been plagued by Boot problems, namely I have never had a comfortable pair of boots that fit properly. I'm definitely going to buy a new pair this season. The problem is that I live in a Mid-Atlantic state with very few ski shops and even fewer people that know how to properly fit boots. I'm interested in knowing if there is anyone out there that can recommend a good boot fitter to me. Generally, I head out West 4-5 times per year. I usually visit Vail (or Aspen), Jackson and SLC (Park City, etc) just about every year-so if you know of a good shop in one of these areas, it would be a plus. I'm aware of Surfoot (ie. Lange), I would like to know of other places.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im sure finding a store that can fit you in a comfortable boot wont be hard in the places you mentioned. if you have the money, surefoot is a great way to get a comfortable boot. i assume you want something stiff for control, but soft enough that you don't NEED to take them off at lunch and what not.

I know when i went look for boots, head boots were to narrow for my foot. I ended up choosing a Dalbello boot. the one i got is more a of a free skiing boot, its stiff enough, but its also got some aspects of a park boot so its keeps my foot really comfy.

so basically, i suggest trying many different company's products. you will be able to see how some are more narrow and other things that make them different
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have no idea about ski shops in your area, but Surefoot is a great company.
The main thing is to ask whether the shop has a comfort guarantee, this means you can go back time and time again and get the boots modified (punched out normally) for no charge.
I use a local shop in whistler, and have taken my boots back about 4-5 times for minor adjustments, and have never been charged an extra cent.
It takes time, and use to get a good fit.
This way you can get a nice snug fitting boot,and get it punched out as needed to make it a great fit
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