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post #61 of 71
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What's a C.Ped and how does it differ from a Podiatrist? What other levels of qual are applicable here?

CPed is a certified pedorthist which is a qualification in biomechanics, orthotics and footwear modification we study biomechnics and pathology of disease 

podiatrist is a foot doctor, most doing surgery

Hope the podiatrist isn't doing surgery in the shop.

post #62 of 71
I think I saw a posted notice about bootfitting prices where I go, but that probably is for non-locals who might cut and run. Certainly they never talked fees to me there, nor charged them. I think between me working downtown for four years in another shop, being in the top 100 vertical on the mountain for 12 of the 13 years I've been here, my daughter being on the race team and coaching over the years, they just know me. It's a small town.
post #63 of 71
For the record, I have ZERO issue with a shop charging MSRP, charging for orthotics, cants, lifters, heaters, or boosters.

What I do have a problem with after a boot and those accessories are purchased is charging for punches, grinds, install of heaters or boosters purchased at over MSRP, etc.

If someone comes in for work on their boots after the fact that we're purchased somewhere else (like on the internet) they SHOULD be charged the right amount for the labor and work.

My bootfitter is arguably the best boot fitter in the world, and (if he will see you, he is often a "request or edifying customer only") works this way.

For what it's worth, everyone else in the shop is pretty much in the top 5% of fitters in existence anyhow, so if you are an off the street guy or gal you pretty much guaranteed a great fitting anyhow....
post #64 of 71
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For the record, I have ZERO issue with a shop charging MSRP, charging for orthotics, cants, lifters, heaters, or boosters.

What I do have a problem with after a boot and those accessories are purchased is charging for punches, grinds, install of heaters or boosters purchased at over MSRP, etc.

If someone comes in for work on their boots after the fact that we're purchased somewhere else (like on the internet) they SHOULD be charged the right amount for the labor and work.

My bootfitter is arguably the best boot fitter in the world, and (if he will see you, he is often a "request or edifying customer only") works this way.

For what it's worth, everyone else in the shop is pretty much in the top 5% of fitters in existence anyhow, so if you are an off the street guy or gal you pretty much guaranteed a great fitting anyhow....

care to share the name of the #1 boot fitter in the world and his cohorts... others can then make their decision as to if they agree with you or not... i am still working out if you have a problem with a consultation/ assessment fee, but it is kind of irrelevant as you have the " best boot fitter in the world" :rolleyes so are unlikely to be in my store

post #65 of 71
Do a custom fitting once and you are all set with no questions remaining .
Masterfit certified only and your onto something really good .
post #66 of 71
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care to share the name of the #1 boot fitter in the world and his cohorts... others can then make their decision as to if they agree with you or not... i am still working out if you have a problem with a consultation/ assessment fee, but it is kind of irrelevant as you have the " best boot fitter in the world" rolleyes.gif  so are unlikely to be in my store

Sure. Jim Schaffner, The Starthaus, Truckee, CA.
post #67 of 71
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Sure. Jim Schaffner, The Starthaus, Truckee, CA.

 

ok i will go with that as a pretty good place to be, you are lucky to be in Jim's area and know of him, like most of the top stores Jim trains his guys well and doesnt allow the saturday boy to fit your boots, this is why you tend to get good quality throughout the store when you use this type of place, it is led from the top..... had you said surefoot (which i have been told are the best boot fitters on the planet before)i might have laughed you out the door;)

post #68 of 71
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Sure. Jim Schaffner, The Starthaus, Truckee, CA.

 

ok i will go with that as a pretty good place to be, you are lucky to be in Jim's area and know of him, like most of the top stores Jim trains his guys well and doesnt allow the saturday boy to fit your boots, this is why you tend to get good quality throughout the store when you use this type of place, it is led from the top..... had you said surefoot (which i have been told are the best boot fitters on the planet before)i might have laughed you out the door;)


Most of us know better.

 

(At least I think we do. :D

post #69 of 71
I would throw Bob Gleason owner of Telluride Boot Doctors in that ring.
post #70 of 71
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care to share the name of the #1 boot fitter in the world and his cohorts... others can then make their decision as to if they agree with you or not... i am still working out if you have a problem with a consultation/ assessment fee, but it is kind of irrelevant as you have the " best boot fitter in the world" rolleyes.gif  so are unlikely to be in my store

Sure. Jim Schaffner, The Starthaus, Truckee, CA.

Sorry, you're wrong. Buck at Olympic is the best in the world.:) Except for a monk in Bhutan who can pick the ideal boot for you by examining your toe nail clippings. For free. But he doesn't sell boots; you have to buy them online.

post #71 of 71
That is hilarious
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