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How to buy boots?

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I'm currently studying in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University. I didn't get boots yet and I'm probably going to buy this year, despite the fact that my dad kept growing in college. I visited the Cayuga ski & cycling shop but they seemed to have a very limited selection and high prices. I'm nearly 5'6" and 145 pounds, so I got a pretty small foot at 24.5 and so my selection is even more limited. And my foot is a wide foot too, so that certainly doesn't help either. I will be racing on the team at Cornell but want a boot that I can use all-mountain and in the park without killing my knees, so it should be semi-stiff but not super stiff. Anyways, the shop in Ithaca is going to get back to me in a week or so as they claim that there will be a wider selection, but can anyone recommend any other shops within a reasonable drive? And what are people's experiences with ordering a boot online? Any specific boots I should look at? I don't have a hard budget, but nothing too expensive.

 

Sorry, first time buying a boot and I always rented boots at the same place every year in Westchester, NY. Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

SkiK


Edited by skiking4 - 10/18/13 at 1:07pm
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Head west to Ellicotville and got to Mud, Sweat and Gears, they have a pretty good boot section and should have 24.5's for you. As far as buying boots on line...DON'T. 

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You are going to race on the Cornell team, but you have always rented boots?????????????????? HHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!   I feel my brain shutting down.

 

Still you are only a few hours from Vermont in addition to what Phil has said and not so far from NYC either.  There are plenty of fitting shops around and all should be well stocked with this years selection by now.

 

Lou

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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
 

You are going to race on the Cornell team, but you have always rented boots?????????????????? HHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!   I feel my brain shutting down.

 

Still you are only a few hours from Vermont in addition to what Phil has said and not so far from NYC either.  There are plenty of fitting shops around and all should be well stocked with this years selection by now.

 

Lou

 

My family doesn't ski really and knows nothing about equipment. They actually want me to rent this year but I'm pushing to buy.

Whether I'm buying boots or not in past years has nothing to do with ability level.

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