Originally Posted by mntlion
most people that ski 100 days a year, get new liners every year, and new shells every other. Just the price of skiing. $400 boots + $200 liners / 200 days $3/day. I think that is affordable...
I never heard of people ordering new liner for their boots!!!
But in any case, the model I have is out of production depsite only 4 years old. So I doubt there's any chance for new liner.
The cost for new shell would be tolerable except now one end up wasting ski days just to try out the new boots! That's cost of $400 new boot + lift ticket just to break in a new boots.
I'm un-motivated to ski again now that my boots are loose. But I'm even less motivated to pay for lift ticket knowing whatever new boot I got will be uncomfortable for quite a few days. Come to think of it, my ski days/year goes in cycles: double the number of days the year when boots were new, then back to normal the next year or two (20-30 day), by year 4-5, it's down to a week a year (or even just a couple weekends). By then, it's like...skiing isn't too much fun any more but going to the boot fitter is totally no fun! So I didn't bother (and didn't bother skiing). This has happened twice already...