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Safe to replace boot with same make/model without trying

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I have been very happy with my current boot, a Nordica Dobermann  that I got several years ago. When I bought it, I had an alignment/tweaking session with Green Mountain Orthotics in Stratton and they (I think it was Bill) thought it was a very good fit for me. However, after a few years, it has begun to loosen up as the thin liner has packed out. I am probably due for new footbeds as well - I think mine are something like 10 years old. I have found a duplicate on line of this same boot (same year even) at a real bargain price. Is there any reason not to pick it up without a try on and have it customized? Also how does one know when to replace a footbed?


Edited by vsirin - 12/18/11 at 10:37am
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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

I have been very happy with my current boot, a Nordica Dobermann  that I got "several years ago". 

Normally? a good fit in a boot will last about 100 to 150 ski days,
 

How many ski days do you get in per season?

 

What brand of custom foot bed?

 

mike

 

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I would guess I probably have about 150 days. Greg Hoffman made the footbed about 10 years ago, I don't know the brand for sure - maybe Instaprint? - probably have something like 400 -500 days on them. The real question is: is buying a 5 or 6 year old "new" boot contraindicated for any reason?

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if you know it fits, go for it

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