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Good Bootfitter in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities Area?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey there folks, anyone know of a good boot fitter in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area?  I'm looking to get a custom footbed for some boots, as I am flat footed in my left foot.  I currently have some Superfeet Korks, but they are a little too supportive for my needs and I'd also like something a bit more lower profile.

The shops I've been able to find that offer boot fitting in the area are Joe's Ski Shop and Hi Tempo, but I haven't heard anything specifically about either of these companies.  Hi Tempo offers up something called the "FootLab" insert, while Joe's offers bootfitting, but doesn't specify whether they do custom orthodics.

Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 12
Pierce Skate and Ski
Edited by Ole703 - 10/22/09 at 9:39pm
post #3 of 12
Joe's does a pretty good job.  I can't remember what kind of custom footbeds they do, but they do them.  Pierce is pretty popular with a lot of people on my patrol.
post #4 of 12
MPLS is a funny place for bootfitting, in that there are 4 really good shops to get your boots fit, yet there is not one individual rock star bootfitter that owns the market.

Good shops include Pierce Skate and Ski, Joes, High Tempo, and Hoigaards.

I personally know Scott Prochnow at High Tempo and he has many years of experience in the ski boot world. Also one of gregfits better guys came from High Tempo.

jim
post #5 of 12
 If ya want sum heel lifts in dem dar langes, Jeannie Thoren iz in duh loot.
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Originally Posted by Ole703 View Post

Pierce Skate and Ski in St. Louis Park, Off of Hwy 100 and Excelsior Blvd. They will take care of you well.
 

I agree Pierce does a good job but you're confused on their location.  They are in Bloomington near 98th and 100.  Hooigaards is in St Louis Park on Excelsior Blvd.

I like my foot beds from Hi Tempo.  They're thin but hard and I'm not sure what's best for flat feet.  My son has flat feet and footbeds seemed to make things worse.

Joe's is a little dicey.
Edited by AverageSkier - 10/22/09 at 8:40am
post #7 of 12
Ah yes I was mistaken........I was on the phone with Hoigaards the other day.......must have had a brain fart while typing that.


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I agree Pierce does a good job but you're confused on their location.  They are in Bloomington near 98th and 100.  Hooigaards is in St Louis Park on Excelsior Blvd.

I like my foot beds from Hi Tempo.  They're thin but hard and I'm not sure what's best for flat feet.  My son has flat feet and footbeds seemed to make things worse.

Joe's is a little dicey.
post #8 of 12
Brian Foley at Pierce Skate & Ski
post #9 of 12

brian or bart at pierce or brent at joes.
pierce has a sort of orthotic fitter that you stand on and shows the most points of pressure to customize your orthotics.
the down side is they are almost always waaay busy. call ahead of time to make sure brian or bart are there.

post #10 of 12
Hey all, Pierce is the place! Give Dave Hinz a call and set up an appt.

SkiCrazyMN
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ended up at Pierce.  Great shop.  All they did was grind down some posting material off my Superfeet Korks, which were a little overbuilt.  Thanks for the advice, all.
post #12 of 12

The BEST boot fitter in Minnesota is Dave Hinz.  He works at Pierce Skate and Ski.  You will need an appointment to see him for sure, but the people there are

good if you can't see Hinz.

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