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So if you have been following my thread in the gear forum I am trying to replace my outdated equipment (mid 90's stuff).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
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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. 

 

 

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.

sorry it just does't happen like thatrolleyes.gif

 

the people who can respond to you on this forum are all professional bootfitters, right now you have done the one thing we ALL hate, you used a shops services for measuring and  have left to find a boot on line after taking their advice

 

saver your money on the skis or just don't buy any, but get the boots fitted properly by a reputable fitter, it WILL be more expensive in the long run if you go about it the way you propose... on and for what it is worth at 6' tall and 205lb i would be recommending something stiffer than a 90 flex boot! you will crush that thing like a paper cup

 

and no we cannot suggest what boot will work for you on line, we cannot see your feet... there is a list of fitters at the top of the forum, there is also some information on what boot will work for you, it is very general but as i said we don't have your feet in front of us 

 

the biggest mistake i see is people trying to buy boots on the cheap, it normally costs them 2 pairs or sometimes 3 because they try buying a second pair on line before they work out that one pair of fitted boots is cheaper than 2 pairs of badly chosen ones

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icon14.gificon14.gificon14.gif for CEM----well stated---we had a gal in the shop the other day who did this----this is like going to a surgeon for advice on an operation, then going home and trying to perform this procedure on them selves---pain full and fraught with  expensive consequences.  

 

There is much more to the bootfitting process than the initial purchase.

 

Good luck with those boots fella.

 

mike

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I am going to call off my boot search and re-evaluate. I slept on it last night and with my 8 year old son getting into snowboarding I think I am going to look at that option (I have been snowboarding once, but it was some time ago). It would seem that snowboarding gear is more affordable than skiing gear anyway. I am all about saving coin:-)

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