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Boot Size/Houston, TX

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
As you may have guessed from the title, I live in Houston, TX. I am an intermediate/advanced skier, and I am getting sick of renting smelly boots that don't fit properly. Boots are pretty hard to come by here, so I am going to purchase online. I am looking at the Atomic B90 and B80 (I don't know what year). My longest foot from heel to longest toe while flexed measures 24.2 cm. I am looking for the comfort fit. Would I need a 24 or 25 mondo shell size, do ya think??

Also, Sun & Ski Sports does boot fittings for $40/hr with a half hour minimum. Does this seem reasonable?
post #2 of 6
You need a 24. But why purchase online. You must ski somewhere. buy your boots on your next vacation from someone qualified at the resort.

Lou
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
It's really only weekend skiing - we don't stay at a resort. I only take off one to two days of work, and I don't want to waste half a day finding a boot when I could spend it on the slopes. Not only that, but I fear I can go try on a brand at our only ski store, and buy the same thing new at a discounted price online.

I don't have to buy this time around, but I am getting sick of renting boots when I could spend that money buying a good pair. Is there something like demoing boots on the mountain before buying?
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Originally Posted by SSteph2747 View Post
It's really only weekend skiing - we don't stay at a resort. I only take off one to two days of work, and I don't want to waste half a day finding a boot when I could spend it on the slopes. Not only that, but I fear I can go try on a brand at our only ski store, and buy the same thing new at a discounted price online.



I don't have to buy this time around, but I am getting sick of renting boots when I could spend that money buying a good pair. Is there something like demoing boots on the mountain before buying?
No offence but that is the most flawed logic I have ever heard. Think about how long you will own this new set of boots, probably close to 10 years. You need to spend the time to get them fit and they will serve you well for years to come. We (the boot guys) cannot really give any acurite advice without seeing your foot. Buying online will be a gamble no matter what.
post #5 of 6
1) buy a 24 and good luck.

2) spend 1 hour with a boot fitter, will make the next 10 years of skiing on the boots WAY better. this is true for a recreational skier of a racer, or anyone inbetween
post #6 of 6
Your thinking is way off. Look through all the messages we get and determine the liklihood of your buying a boot off the internet that is comfortable enough for you to just go skiing for two straight days. I'll give you 10 to 1 odds on 50 bucks. It isn't going to happen.

Take an extra day go to Taos, Telluride or one of the other mountains Texans frequent and get the right boot and get it fit.

Lou
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