After many years of not skiing, I'm going to start again this winter and am in the market for new boots. The problem is there are no ski shops in my area and the nearest boot fitter to me is boot doctors in Taos. I'm thinking of making a long day trip to get boots. The problem is they said their selection of boots in my size (27.5 probably) is small and I'd hate to drive six hours only to find a boot would have to be ordered requiring another 12 hours of driving.
I know buying boots online is not the way to go, but I thought of buying a few pairs of boots to take to boot doctors in hopes that one would work if they didn't have one for me. I could then return them if I needed to and only pay return shipping. My feet measure as follows:
Right 272mm long, 98mm wide
Left 275mm long, 98mm wide
I have low insteps and relatively narrow ankles/lower legs.
If you were me, would you buy a few boots online to take to boot doctors and if so, any ideas on a few that might be workable?