So if you have been following my thread in the gear forum I am trying to replace my outdated equipment (mid 90's stuff). I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread just for my boot purchase adventure.
I went to a local shop and was fitted to a mondo 28 Nordica Cruise 90 boot. I was surprised since my old pair were a mondo 29 that was "professionally" fitted back in the 90's. I keep reading that I should be looking in the $400 range for boots. I found a few pairs on eBay that have been heavily discounted......only problem is they are 09/10 year boots and are no longer carried in the local shops. One of the pairs are the Salomon Mission Rs 8 boots. I found them in both 28 and 28.5. The price is fantastic and I would really like to get these since they have similar specs to the Crusie 90's, but a better price.
I usually wear an 11.5 in normal street shoes. I have a pretty high arch and foot is mediuml wide. I am 6', 205 lbs.
Can anyone provide some input on how I can proceed? I am not trying to buy a crappy boot or anything, but just trying to get a great boot while saving some coin in the process. I really only have about $600 total for budget (skis, boots, bindings). Thanks.!! Love the forum so far.
Edited by Snyperx - 1/3/13 at 8:48pm