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My boots are old, but I haven't had any problems with them.. Should I get new ones or?

post #1 of 7
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I have alpina boots that I got from who knows when. They're super retro but I haven't really felt any issues with them. They work and new boots are expensive. I just updated my skis and bindings so Im debating on new boots but I'd rather not spend the money. What do you guys think ? If I do decide to get new ones how much do you think I could sell these for? My new setup is LINE soulmate 86s with MARKER squire bindings. Any input would be appreciated! 

 

 

 

post #2 of 7

I'd definitely buy new boots since you bought new skis.  I'm no expert by any means but I believe the most modern boots help skiing better and are more comfortable.  Why deny yourself?  As for selling the ones you have, I can't imagine anyone paying much at all.  Good Luck.

post #3 of 7
The only reference I can find to those boots says they are from 1992. Does that sound right? If so, junk them before the plastic cracks while you're doing mach 1 at a critical bend in the trail. Maybe that date is wrong. I'm sure there's someone out there that knows.
post #4 of 7
Those boots were designed for straight skis and wont flex properly to drive a modern ski compared to a new boot.
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For what it's worth, I bought "new old stock" boots from a boot fitter before I bothered to buy new skis.  My old boots were rear-entry from around 1995.  Well worth the investment even though I was only skiing 10-15 days a season at that point.

post #6 of 7

Vdebrincat

 

You probably can limp by a bit with those boots on a short term basis, but you should put " looking for new boots" on your short list.  However, you are taking the chance they MIGHT fall apart on you.  You are lucky that you might be able to score a deal on some boots in the next few months, prices tend to drop as the ski season winds down.  Do Not jump at  the first pair you come across with a great price, take your time.  Boots are critical in alpine skiing.

 

Hey, I got some 10 yr old Tecnicas, like new, only taken out on Sundays after church......   Naw, they ain't for sale just joking!

post #7 of 7

Tell us where you live, may be we can recommend a great boot fitter for you.

 

Read the sticky about buying ski boots.

 

It really is the most important part of the package.

 

I also recommend a Booster Strap, it will make the boot feel like part of your leg instead of something attached to it.

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