My girlfriend had a posterior Tibial Tendon and some ligament repairs a couple of weeks ago, a tendon (or ligament) from elsewhere, I forget exactly what and where, was harvested and used as the repair. She also had her heel realigned with some screws and a third procedure which was something to do with splitting the fascia around the acheles (sp) tendon to give it some more range. She'll be 6 to 8 weeks minimum non-weight bearing.
Anyway, on to my question. Considering there may be some lingering swelling next fall as she gets ready to ski would it be wiser to keep her current boots and make whatever shell modicifactions that will most likley be necessary to accomodate the new foot shape and wait until the foot has fully healed and all surgery related issues have resolved before getting new boots?
Current boots are softened Nordica Doberman 130"s that are due for replacement but still ski well (new liners last year under warranty) She is an L2 alpine and L1 Adaptive and has had a fair amount of work done to the current boots and likes the way the ski.
My thought is that the foot will definatly have a new shape that may shape may change some during the whole healing process and modifying the old shell to accomodate whatever is necessary in the interim might be the best approach becuase some mods might be temporary---or need to be reshaped. Then buy new boots maybe the following season to accomodate whatever the new "permenant" shape is at that time.