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How to choose which brand of boots?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I understand the most important aspect of choosing a boot is how well does the shell fit the foot, but if say 2 brands both feel ok, how would one choose one over the other?

 

My specific situation is: my daughter is is skiing on Fischer race skis but on Lange boot this year. The boot works fine without issue. She's been asked by the Fischer rep to switch to Fischer boot next year - a system should work better and being sponsored...

Her question is: the current boot works. She was on Fischer way back when, it was also ok. If it doesn't hurt (or it fits well), how do you tell which one is better?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 4

Being a sponsored athlete has some cost advantages for a dad supporting a ski racer.  I supported both of my daughters through their racing careers.  It was wallet cleansing even at the cost I was getting gear at as a shop owner.  

Fischer is a good company with a strong wheel house of racing gear.  But being sponsored comes with the responsibility of skiing exclusively on that company's gear and representing.  Shopping for gear gives the athlete the opportunity to "cherry pick" what is best for the athlete in each discipline. 

Bob Gleason

post #3 of 4

The answer is your daughter should test.  Or as Boot Doc says just follow the requirements of Fischer to get their discount.

 

Lou

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks both... we are giving it a try but thought if there's other ways to determine prior to test them on snow; kinda is there ways to tell during shell/boot fit, etc. to say "this boot doesn't fit your profile"?

 

But yes, given the sponsorship she'll be at least getting a pair of Fischer this year :)

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