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A decent inexpensive boot?

post #1 of 5
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I am planning to spend most of my budget on the actual ski, and I would like to know what would be a inexpressive decent boot? I think I am going to take my old bindings and put them on my new skis if i run out of money.
post #2 of 5
You have it backwards, you should be spending most of your dough on the boot and cheeping out (sorta) on the ski. There is no way that one of us (the boot guys) can answer your question on line. A decent, cheap boot for you will not be right for the next guy and so on. Without at least a brannock or street shoe measurement and an idea of how wide your foot there is no way I can make any kind of recommendation. My advice is to find yourself a good boot fitter and work with them, then buy last years ski or a find a deal on a demo pair.
post #3 of 5
orange boots are always the best deal ....


red for racing,
blue for warm
white for comfort



or JD said
post #4 of 5
My buddy just gave me a nice pair of Elan Slalom skis he got on Ebay for a $1!.....you can too, but not a boot! Really, no BS, you should invest the wad in the best boot, fit, alignment you can find. Buy a used demo ski and get a good tune job and ski much better than buying a cheap boot and a high performance ski. Heck don't buy a ski, just demo the latest greatest. Depending on how many days a year you ski it may work out cheaper anyway?

Telling boot fitters you want to save on boots to buy a good ski makes us cringe!

If you must, depending on your foot size, sometimes companies make their junior race boots in sizes up to 9 1/2 's. They are usually softer with lesser liners than the adult versions but are a couple hundred less expensive.
post #5 of 5
I agree with Bud (even though I don't sell or fit boots!). Dump the wad on the boots and the fit. Get fit by the best person you can find. Ask on here if you're not sure. But do it that way.

There have been years when I haven't owned my own skis, but I've always had boots that were fit to me.
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