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Recommendation for Master Boot fitter in NYC?

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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. 

 

Thank you,

David

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Originally Posted by dwlighting View Post
 

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. 

 

Thank you,

David


Forgive me for answering in this way but:

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitting-which-boot-will-work-for-me

 

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---

 

Jeff Rich

U.S. Orthotic Center

515 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10022

email: drbalance@msn.com

(212) 832-1648

 

Best Wishes

Mike

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Mike.  

 

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?

 

Best,
David

post #4 of 7

David, 

 

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

Colin

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

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.

post #6 of 7

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.:cool

 

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.

 

mike

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Thread Starter 
Visited Greg at Heinos. He was awesome. I was there for over 3 hours working with him. My boots, apparently, we're not too big. Foot bed issues. Xmas trip planned. That will tell whether or not the work he did pays off or not.

Thanks to all for the tips and guidance.

Best,
David
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