Might one of the Boot Guys be able to recommend a master boot fitter in NYC? I need to solve a serious foot cramping issue.
Forgive me for answering in this way but:
Read through the above article and do a "shell check" as described in there---the usual reason for having your feet cramp is, the boots are too big and the skier is trying to hold on inside there, by clenching there toes,---man that hurts.
The "shell check thing will tell you if the boot is too big and there is not a boot fitter in NYC, or anywhere else, who can make is smaller, if that turns out to be the problem.
There is a boot fitter in NYC---
515 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10022
I'll do the check.
Assuming I need new boots, which I probably do, then Jeff doesn't seem like the right guy. He doesn't sell boots, but rather just makes orthotics. I need a proper sales person to help me select the right boot so that this doesn't happen again.
What about SUREFOOT?
there is a list of fitters here http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitters-on-epicski who are contributors to the page,i don't know the georgraphy too well but Jonny Atomic is probably your closest ..... it may mean stepping outside the city (well the state a little) the other guy that springs to mind would be Marc Stewart at Windham mountain resort, whilst he is not on the page he is a great fitter
you will notice that all of these are independent fitters rather than a chain, personally i feel you will get as much better job that way
good luck getting sorted
Thanks. So if I go to one of these guys that don't sell boots, how do they help you know what boots to purchase? That is my main starting problem. Or are they only useful if you already have decent boots? I'm almost 100% sure mine are toast.
Experience is a good teacher and the people mentioned have a wealth of experience---they can look at your foot and pretty much tell you which boot will work for you with the least amount of
adjusting and what size you should buy for a good performance fit.
As CEM mentioned, most of the big chains don't employ long term, because of the limited season and available competent fitters out there. So they come up with a program, that anyone (read inexperienced here) can run with. Often it turns out to be more expensive than using a good local boot fitter. They will sell you a larger boot with a foamed liner, which will pack out eventually, and you are back where you started from, but, with a very expensive, sloppy fit.
There is a fitter at Paragon Sports in the city, I can't remember his name but he is in the ski boot section, you might check on him.