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boots for my wife, she would like to try skiing

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Ok, I have found some boots, Lange CRL W I can't find anything on them, I find info on the 70s 80s and 90s but not the W series, can you tell me anything on them, the three pair I have found are, Lange CRL W, Salomon Verse AF, and the Head Edge 9.7. What are your thoughts on these
 
post #2 of 7

IIRC the CRL's are a fairly wide line from Lange.  

Has she been to a fitter to get an idea what she needs?

post #3 of 7
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no, the closest place we have is about 3 hours away and its a small skiing area with a small shop, with few things, to try out skiing to see what she thinks I was just gonna get some used boots in her size. what are the IIRC

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Don't buy her used boots.  For one thing you don't even know what size she needs and you cannot go by her shoe size, not ever.  Just rent all the gear the first few times and give her a chance to decide if she wants to continue.  If she does, then at that point you need to get her to an experienced boot fitter.  Take her on a ski trip so Colorado or Utah where there are good boot fitters and good skiing.  And no, this is not a joke, I am serious.

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Don't buy her used boots.  For one thing you don't even know what size she needs and you cannot go by her shoe size, not ever.  Just rent all the gear the first few times and give her a chance to decide if she wants to continue.  If she does, then at that point you need to get her to an experienced boot fitter.  Take her on a ski trip so Colorado or Utah where there are good boot fitters and good skiing.  And no, this is not a joke, I am serious.

Agree... usually you are gonna rent boots that are too  big, that's not a problem for beginners and the boots probably won't be uncomfortable. If she is willing to commit to the sport, then it's time to get boots during a ski trip! Most of the big areas will have great people to work with!

 

Jackson, SLC, Colorado, Tahoe...

 

Also you can find good fitters if you plan on a ski vacation in at the east coast! Until then rent...

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no, the closest place we have is about 3 hours away and its a small skiing area with a small shop, with few things, to try out skiing to see what she thinks I was just gonna get some used boots in her size. what are the IIRC

IIRC - If I Recall Correctly 

 

What I was saying is, If I Recall Correctly, that particular boot is on the wide side.  

 

Its really tough to invest in a pari of boots if you're not sure about the overall size and volume of her feet and the boots you're finding on the internet. 

post #7 of 7
Like others said, just put her in rental boots and skis until she figures out she wants to do this.

Then ask on here where to find a great boot fitter.

That's what I did with my GF, first few times, rentals. When she decided she wanted to learn how to ski, I called my boot fitter, made an appointment, he spent 2 hours with just her, no one else, making sure she was in the right boot. The cost of that boot, $285.

Granted he 's been my boot fitter for 20 years, buts that's how important getting her into the right boot is. The Boot Pro in Ludlow VT
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