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How long to break boots and make adjustments if you were getting boots far far from home?

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Simply put I gave up boot fitters here in Boise where I live, unfortunately I don't think there is enough demand so shops don't get specialized to offer what I would say it's a great service!

 

Yeah buying local where you can stop by every day would be the best but not an option. I will try to track down some boot fitters either in Sun Valley or McCall, but I'm really thinking I'm gonna get new boots early next season either in Jackson or SLC.

 

Now to my question, how long is a good amount of time to break in boots that would give you enough time to realize you need some adjustments? I usually drive to SLC a couple times a season at least and could do the same to Jackson Hole, so maybe a total of 10 days skiing at least.

 

Planning on getting boots in December, since I realized it's a little too late in the season to find something in my size, since I'm expecting to go down to at least mondo 24 and it's already a PITA to find men's boots size 24 and I'm not even sure I won't have to go down one more size.

 

 

So basically, would 10 days give me enough time? Assuming it's split in at least 2 trips giving me enough time to ski in between trips, and hoping the boots won't start killing me during this time... not sure if that's make any difference but I'm planning on ditching the liners straight ahead and get intuition, unless it's a good quality stock liner!

 

Is it doable from a fitting/adjustment/time pov?

 

another question I have to you guys, should I expect to find limited options on boots mens boots 24 or smaller? I've looked at all boots I can think of, and just a few come in sizes smaller than 24, there are quite a few available in 24/24.5 shell size but looks like that's not very common to be available in shops.

 

Thank you!

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Since you are looking for boots smaller than 24.5---what size do your feet measure in centimeters?

 

Usually all of our mens 24.5 size boots are spoken for by December, since I don't usually order a lot in that size---might be the case in other

 

locations also---I would recommend you start looking in Sept/Oct.

 

So far as the amount of time to break in a new set of boots----if you can stay on a blk/double black all day I would say about 1 to 2 days

 

Ski only blues and it will take 3 to 4 days.

 

mike

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thanks mike!

my feet are both around 24cm give or take a little due to measuring at home!
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