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Old Tecnica TNS boot soles/pads

post #1 of 7
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I have an old pair of Tecnica TNS boots with some wear on the toe and heel of each boot sole.  I was hoping to find new screw on soles, but have not had a lot of luck.  I just purchased a new pair of skis with Marker Jester bindings and I think the boots may pass when I get the bindings adjusted.  My daughter had a pair of boots that just passed and I think the wear on her boots looked worse than mine.  But just in case I would like to find replacement pads.  I noticed the pads are not worn down all the way and the screws are still intact.  Anyone know where I could buy a set for the boots?  I checked with a good boot fitter in Boulder, CO (Larry’s Bootfitting) and he said he does not have any as they are an old discontinued boot (of course).  I plan on contacting a few other shops in the area to see if they have them.  If I can’t find anything, I may take the new skis and my boots to the shop that did the binding check on my daughter’s skis as they are a boot/ski rental place and do not sell boots and skis.
 

I want to buy new boots, but not this year if I can help it.

 

Any ideas out there?

post #2 of 7
If you haven't worn into the screws...you should be fine. I have worn the screws down some and was fine.
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I was hoping this may be the case.  I only want to get one or two more seasons out of these boots, trying to spread out the cost of new equipment.  Plus I would like to go back to Larry's in Boulder to buy a pair of boots and have him fit them for me.  I have to say, though that these Tecnica TNS have been the most comfortable boots I've ever worn especially given that I never had a custom fit performed on them.

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Did you ever find replacement soles for your TNS boots? My brother needs some, one of his heel soles broke a few weeks ago. If you did not and you are buying new boots we may want to buy you used soles if you would sell them and they fit...??

post #5 of 7
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No, the toe and heel pads are not available anymore.  I took my boots in with my new skis/bindings and the shop had not problem passing them, as the wear wasn't as bad as I thought.  I am planning on skiing with these boots as long as I can.

post #6 of 7
Guys, I responded in the old thread and this is what I ended up doing. I too love these boots, the most comfortable I've ever owned. They've been paired with 3 pairs of skis. So you're right that Technica no longer supplies the heel replacements for the TNS AVS but I took a chance and ordered the next generation heels. The screw pattern was identical so with some modifications with a razor knife and sandpaper I was able to make the heel replacements fit. They appear to be working fine but have added a few millimeters thickness. Anyway here is a picture of my retrofit.


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Originally Posted by KWbones View Post

Guys, I responded in the old thread and this is what I ended up doing. I too love these boots, the most comfortable I've ever owned. They've been paired with 3 pairs of skis. So you're right that Technica no longer supplies the heel replacements for the TNS AVS but I took a chance and ordered the next generation heels. The screw pattern was identical so with some modifications with a razor knife and sandpaper I was able to make the heel replacements fit. They appear to be working fine but have added a few millimeters thickness. Anyway here is a picture of my retrofit.


 

Wouldn't be a bad idea to take those to a shop with a reputable bootfitter and have them check the lug thickness with a caliper. Even just a couple millimeters can throw the lugs out of spec and compromise the boot/binding interface. If they are out of spec, have the bootfitter router off the extra millimeters from the top of the lug. 

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