Thanks, and whatever
Originally Posted by 911over
Joseph - saying all the boot alignment stuff is selling snake oil is pretty misleading IMHO. Besides, now that you've gone down that path, you are pretty much regurgitating the same stuff covered in this thread http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=70290
which started just after the snow melted in spring. Prolly oughta just revive that thread with any new contributions you have that haven't already been voiced there & here.
A cursory review of these threads shows both different questions and answers. Here, apart from silly automobile and pizza analogies, no one has explained how so many people walk, run and play sports so well without the questionable "alignments." Nor has anyone provided any objective data of any kind.
So, no regurgitation intended or given. Nice mental image though....
|The truth - if you don't need it, it means nothing to you & is a waste of time. Truthfully, I don't even know why I posted in this thread. I have fabulous feet & legs , no alignment compensation needed. I am so lucky. I even make dresses look good. Far better than Whiteroom can, for sure ! As far as shoes....yep, those too.
Well, glad about the dresses. I mean, you're a girl right?
Also, I don't evaluate whether something's of value merely on the basis that it worked (or didn't) for me personally. There's something to be said for objectivity.
|Ohhh yeah, now I remember. It was all about the frustration in trying on many boots in many shops & all the boots hurt. And the foot bed thing. NOoo you don't need a footbed. Or, need to make a foot bed before we can get or make the boots fit comfy. Or , the blank stare when I name my specific foot condition. Never heard of that before. Uh, can't help.
I've stated several times that I value basic boot fitting as opposed to routine "alignment." I'll add too that I've seen, for instance, bow-legged skiers that needed cuff adjustments, and I myself benefited tremendously from orthotics. I'm open minded about the cuff adjustments, and in fact I've made such adjustments successfully myself. Cheap, easy, reversible.
However, unlike apparently most here, I trust a real doctor for the orthotics. Again, I'm amazed and saddened that the boot guys gleefully denigrate podiatrists, the real pros in the field.
|Solution - Bootfitting alignment guru. Saved tons of time & money. Boots fit out of the box - no mods needed. Footbeds made perfectly and now allow me to walk the next day after skiing. Never any pain. Beats those $50.00 cut to fit footbeds that don't help me & is a waste of $50.00 better spent on an effective custom footbed in my case. Helps when your bootfitter knows the foot condition acquired from wear & tear. And doesn't try to sell something I don't need. Plus , I get his sense of humor so I get to laugh alot ! Maybe I just have a warped sense of humor too.
I'm glad you had a good laugh with your boot fitter, but I'm unconvinced about the alignment. Furthermore I continue to chafe at the attitudes on offer in the linked boot guy thread, and most especially the obstinate refusal to even acknowledge any problem.
Like I said, a freaking shame. Still no sale here.