Summer is out!
I've been debating the idea since the end of the season about what to invest in for the next season. The biggest is boots. My boots right now are too big (up to 1cm between the shell and the front of my toes). So much so, I can't feel the front and the buckles over my instep are as tight as they go without some McGyver work. I actually busted a buckle or two fastening them down. The still work but at a weird angle.
My initial question is:
Is there really any significant changes to boots between seasons? It seems to me, next years models and this past seasons models for most boot makers are very similar. Would it be better to buy last years model (and initial fitting) and get full customization out of the gate? OR buy a newer model (and initial fitting) and then over time tweak it with proper insoles, cuff adjustments, punching, and more?
Finding a fitter for me isn't the hard part. Knowing what's better in the long run is something I don't know. This is my second pair of race boots and I want them to last as long as possible.
How many seasons can you get out of your race boots and how often do you use them?
I got 2 seasons out of my Lange 120SC and that is skiing them almost everyday in season and weekends during summer (PISLAB skiing).