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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I'm now in the market for a good race boot. I am a size 13 street shoe, and if memory serves me correctly, 30.5 in ski boot size.

I would like to purchase a race boot specifically for racing. I have a 100 flex boot right now.

How do I know what flex boot I can handle? I know my right leg will be weaker, due to ACL surgery the year before.

What should I look for in a race boot?

And, finally, can I get a race boot in the budget of 350 to 500 dollars USD?

Thanks!

Best,
Chris
post #2 of 6
Boot fitter. Pretend you have never been sized for a ski boot, or had one on for that matter. Find a good boot fitter, and see what he/she says. For first year racing I doubt you will be in anything over 120... let me rephrase that - you wont be in anything more than that. I actually ski w/o a set of plugs in my dobies on cold nights.
Later
GREG
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Greg,

What do you mean by plugs? Sorry, I just don't know the terminology.

Best,
Chris
post #4 of 6
Checkracer suggested this PDF to me earlier. It's a good representation of plug and retail-plug boots.

http://www.kandahar.co.jp/catalog/pdf/12_13.pdf

Most of the data does not apply to the US market, but these models are available here.

Barrettscv
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Bohemian
Greg,

What do you mean by plugs? Sorry, I just don't know the terminology.

Best,
Chris
go to www.gmolfoot.com for a simple explanation and clck on plugs
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks!

Best,
Chris
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