My dad is 70, a level 7-ish (but enthusiastic) skier, and a constant tinkerer. His inner boots are covered in duct tape, foam, and he has all sorts of wedges, shims and other paraphernalia under his footbeds.
Problem is, his feet have been giving him issues for years, but this year he really banged up a few toes during tennis season and they are giving him a lot of grief.
So he brought his boots (1997 Nordicas) to a CT shop, and they told him his liners are pretty well shot and to just buy a new pair of boots during their end-of-season sale. I wasn’t there, but it just doesn’t sound like a very satisfactory suggestion.
If his inner boots are shot, wouldn’t it be more logical to keep the shells and spend his $$ on custom liners like Zipfits or Intuitions? (And I guess the tangential question is, how does one know when one’s shells are shot?)
I’m just concerned that new boots are just likely to lead to another sequence of problems as they break in and need adjustment after adjustment, starting the duct tape and foam marathon all over again.
Thanks for any advice!
Edited by gfabbri - Wed, 04 Feb 09 16:25:46 GMT