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Boots 12 years old -time for new?

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Unfortunatly only get out 10 days a year on average, so my Nordica SpeedMachine boots have approx. 100 or so times on the snow, think they're due for an replace?

 

With the airlines charging fees for shipping skis, I rent performance skis every year for the out west trip, and use my Solomon XSream ski's for the East Coast stuff.

 

Thinking as the years go by (I'm 62) lighter weight boots with self adjusting fit liners might be the good choice for me.

 

Guess I should add, I have a large volume foot, high instep, big calves, boney ankles and will be in Telluride this year if a boot fitter is the hot setup, here on the east coast my local ski shop doesn't seem to have boot fitters with much experience.

 

Thanks for any input.


Edited by Furball - 10/4/16 at 5:09pm
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there are plenty of high volume fit boots out there, the key is to get the lowest volume you can get into without pain, this way there is less packing out of the liner as you are already close to the shell, this will also give the best control to the skis

 

there are a load of good guys on the east coast http://www.epicski.com/a/boot-fitters-on-epicski will give you a start, onto that list i would add Benny Wax at inner boot works in Stowe VT or Marc Stewart at windham mountain resort... i am sure others will be along soon with more suggestions... for Telluride then it has to be Bob Gleeson at Boot Dr's

Stock is hitting the stores now so if you want a great selection before the fitters get too busy then buy early, also consider when you will be in telluride... if not till late march i would guess the selection will be getting a little depleted 

 

good luck getting sorted and have a great season

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