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Poll Results: Best Custom Boots

 
  • 0% (0)
    Strolz
  • 30% (4)
    Daleboot
  • 0% (0)
    Surefoot
  • 7% (1)
    Salomon
  • 30% (4)
    Fischer
  • 7% (1)
    Atomic
  • 23% (3)
    Other
13 Total Votes  
post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post


Who says Daleboot costs more than other boots that are worked on with custom foot beds and liners? I did not find that to be true.

 

 

I'll second that. I think they run about $800 these days, but consider that it not only includes custom liner but this is a boot that they will always adjust and repair no matter how old it is, pretty much until the clog is gone, which doesn't seem likely given the construction. If you can get out to SLC for a few days they are worth checking out.

 

However, you are still young and your feet might not have stopped growing, in which case a custom boot is a premature.

post #32 of 52
Atomic has a new boot for next season that's 106mm IIRC. ptex1 has very wide feet and was able to get a pair now. He loves it.
post #33 of 52

Hayden,

 

I use Dale boots and have been very happy with them. Previous to Dale boots, either my feet were in pain or the boots were too sloppy.  There is a Daleboot trained associate in Windsor, Vermont, which is only a little over 60 miles from Stratton.   http://priorityortho.com/products/custom-made-ski-boots/

 

I think you are on the right track.

post #34 of 52
Hayden:
I am a master boot fitter and incorporate in our sports medicine practice in Short Hills, NJ. We provide orthopedic braces. We have added Daleboots to our practice as they are the only true custom ski boot. If you are still looking for custom ski boots. Let me know. I can see you for a free stance/balance and custom boot appt.
post #35 of 52
We also have Daleboot fitting services in Windsor, VT and NYC.
post #36 of 52

Have you been to see Bill Haight at GMOL? I've seen the question a few times up above, but didn't see an answer.

post #37 of 52

Bill Haight does Dale boots.  He's in Vermont.

post #38 of 52
What exactly is so custom about Daleboots? Aren't their designs from the stone age.?
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by resonate11 View Post
 

Hayden,

 

I use Dale boots and have been very happy with them. Previous to Dale boots, either my feet were in pain or the boots were too sloppy.  There is a Daleboot trained associate in Windsor, Vermont, which is only a little over 60 miles from Stratton.   http://priorityortho.com/products/custom-made-ski-boots/

 

I think you are on the right track.

Plus one.  I'm on my second pair.  I had the standard model, which changed my skiing forever (I thought I'd just have to live with boot pain -- was told my feet were an orthopedic nightmare).  With my Daleboots my skiing rapidly improved, and decided to try the more stiff, newly-designed VFF Pros.  Directed an extended family ski trip all to SLC with that as my secret agenda, and true to form, no  break-in period.  From the shell on in to the liner and footbed, they were custom built for me.  Love em.  They are my carry-on whenever I fly to ski since they're the indispensable item in all my gear.

post #40 of 52

I don't see Dodge boots on the list.

post #41 of 52
I would at least get in touch with Dodge, if for nothing else than they're local. A trip from Southern VT to Essex is only a couple hours, and that's a much easier trip for work than Austria. Doesn't hurt to reach out to them.
post #42 of 52
Dodge is about $2k all in no? With footbeds.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Dodge is about $2k all in no? With footbeds.

Not sure. My 27.5 feet fit in a regular old Lange RS. 

post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Bill Haight does Dale boots.  He's in Vermont.


I didn't know that.  Huh.  

 

I'm taking my son over there this fall — time for real boots, now that the feet have stopped their inevitable expansion.  

post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post
 


I didn't know that.  Huh.  

 

I'm taking my son over there this fall — time for real boots, now that the feet have stopped their inevitable expansion.  

 

My VFF Pros were under $1k.  $850 maybe, I forget.

post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by kitchener View Post
 
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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post
 


I didn't know that.  Huh.  

 

I'm taking my son over there this fall — time for real boots, now that the feet have stopped their inevitable expansion.  

 

My VFF Pros were under $1k.  $850 maybe, I forget.


Doubt we'll spring for that.  Shouldn't be necessary, I wouldn't think, since his feet aren't that out of the ordinary.  Wide, yes, but not too bad.  Dalbellos, likely, for him.

post #47 of 52

Mea culpa.  I didn't read the whole thread -- just saw "Custom Boots" and chimed in on my own.

post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by kitchener View Post
 

Mea culpa.  I didn't read the whole thread -- just saw "Custom Boots" and chimed in on my own.


Oh, sorry. Misunderstood.

post #49 of 52
I have a 12.5 foot in a 5E but really short toes so I actually measure a 10.5. High arch, high instep, skinny ankle s & heels with big calves. I went with DaleBoot and they are by far the best fitting boot I've ever skied! $799 is the winter price which is way cheaper than Strolz or many off the shelf boots. If you can get to a dealer twice then go DaleBoot! I had to travel from Michigan to SLC both times and the way they fit & ski they are still a bargin!!!!!!
post #50 of 52

Dodge Boots are now only available directly from the factory.  98 and 102 lasts.  $1295 includes fitting shipping.  30 day Satisfaction Guarantee.  Not happy, return for full refund (less shipping, credit card processing.  New boots have many improvements over "old" boots, including new lower material (easier to put on, very durable, improved skiability); new liners. Remote fitting system has proven over 95% satisfaction.  Yes, I work for Dodge.

post #51 of 52
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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post


Doubt we'll spring for that.  Shouldn't be necessary, I wouldn't think, since his feet aren't that out of the ordinary.  Wide, yes, but not too bad.  Dalbellos, likely, for him.
post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by kitchener View Post

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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post


Doubt we'll spring for that.  Shouldn't be necessary, I wouldn't think, since his feet aren't that out of the ordinary.  Wide, yes, but not too bad.  Dalbellos, likely, for him.

I know, right?
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