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well we are finally moved in to our home in Loveland from Houston. Im looking for some bears opinions on boot fitters/ski shops in my area. Ive talked to the guys at Mountain Rentals here in town and they seem like very personable and knowledgeable folks. they bsed with me even when i walked in late and we talked until after closing one afternoon. Ill probably be doing business with them due to their close proximity, but i value all of your opinions and look forward to your suggestions. im looking to have my new firearrows tuned in for the upcoming season, get my wife in a pair of boots + season rental on planks, and get my son a season rental on ......dare i say it....nope, i refuse.

post #2 of 10

Larry's Boot fitting on Folsom Street in Boulder is the best boot fitter in Colorado.  His business has come a long ways over the years but, that is what happens with the power of LOTS of referrals!

post #3 of 10

^^^^ Yep, go to Larry's: http://www.larrysbootfitting.com/

 

It's worth the drive - you are probably closer than I am.  People from around the country go out of their way to see Larry in Boulder between DIA and skiing.   He made my first custom insoles ~20 years ago at Boulder Ski Deals and I keep going back, and I have followed him to his own shop like everyone else.   He's that good. 

 

Make an appointment and plan to spend a couple hours there.  He's closed for the season but will re-open Labor Day.  I'd wait until mid-Sept after the Sniagrab madness, just don't fall into the trap of waisting your money on "cheap" boots at the Labor day sales, cause you'll likely end up selling them on craigslist for nothing when they don't work.

 

I love the video they have on their homepage that gives you an idea of what bootfitters do in general, and the vibe in his shop.  

 

 http://www.larrysbootfitting.com/

post #4 of 10
I've worked with Chuck Ginsburg at A Racer's Edge, http://aracersedgebreck.com/boot-fitting/. He is top notch.

Jeff Bergeron is also excellent, http://www.bootfixation.com/ (his site is not up to date. I
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I've worked with Chuck Ginsburg at A Racer's Edge, http://aracersedgebreck.com/boot-fitting/. He is top notch.
 

 

+1  Chuck did my boots and footbeds.  Top notch and does not charge and arm and a leg.

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^^^^ Yep, go to Larry's: http://www.larrysbootfitting.com/

 

It's worth the drive - you are probably closer than I am.  People from around the country go out of their way to see Larry in Boulder between DIA and skiing.   He made my first custom insoles ~20 years ago at Boulder Ski Deals and I keep going back, and I have followed him to his own shop like everyone else.   He's that good. 

 

Make an appointment and plan to spend a couple hours there.  He's closed for the season but will re-open Labor Day.  I'd wait until mid-Sept after the Sniagrab madness, just don't fall into the trap of waisting your money on "cheap" boots at the Labor day sales, cause you'll likely end up selling them on craigslist for nothing when they don't work.

 

I love the video they have on their homepage that gives you an idea of what bootfitters do in general, and the vibe in his shop.  

 

 http://www.larrysbootfitting.com/

 



That is shot at Larry's new shop.  His original space was a living room of old couches, old videos, and ski sock smell that would turn your nose up.  The way I would assume a lodge would smell; his patrons do not consider themselves to be lodge lizzards!

post #7 of 10

Thumbs up to Larry's. If it weren't for them, I would have never gotten back on skis this year.

post #8 of 10

Another vote for Jeff Bergeron at Boot Fixation.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks bears, we will give larry a shout for my beds and my wifes entire boot experience
post #10 of 10
Also Lee Kinney at The Custom Foot in Denver.
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