So I got married in 2002 and absorbed a bit of a family. Then wife did nothing and I dealt with the raising of two kids.
As a result I let my hot ass turn into a fat ass - going from 170 to 225. I'm 5-10 in height and consider myself an all mountain expert - skiing since I was 4 years old mostly in the Rockies.
I've also worked for a distributor, worked at a ski shop - so I know my way around.
Now - more to the point... In 2005 I grabbed a new pair of boots after a painful day on Ajax. I decided to move from a high performance Lange to a more comfort ride Nordica. I did so for two reasons.
1. I am assuming my fat went to my feet as well because I could not manage to run with comfort with a narrow Lange boot.
2. My oldest step daughter was 9 and my youngest was 3. Both were skiing and I expected that over the next 5-7 years I would be spending more time with them and not with my old ski mates. So I went with comfort over performance.
Fast forward to 2014 (have not skied yet this year), and I find myself in constant pain - barely able to get down a mountain without stopping twice. The pain is similar to cramping - very much like the first time I tried inline skating or got back on ice skates after being off then for 30 years.
Thing is with both forms of skating, after awhile I figured it out. I was using my feet for balance rather than my body which caused the cramping. After awhile - getting the hang of it, I was fine.
But with skiing - I know what I am doing so ????
I guess I am wondering - what is the life expectancy of a pair of boots?
Can I swap out the liners?
My shoe size has gone up a half but I think that's because of weight more then length - my toes are not cramming up to the front of the boot.
Should I just buy a new pair?