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post #1 of 19
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 Does anyone know who the best boot fitter in Whistler Village B.C. is?

I'm going there next month.

I have two bunions and Morton's neuroma on my feet and I am just looking 

for someone who knows what they are doing and fit my feet properly.  I've had too many kids that

have no idea how to fit a boot fit me in the past and it just results in pure pain.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks
post #2 of 19
I know you said the village but John Colpitts at Can-Ski Creekside is the best. He's seen it all and has been fitting boots well before Blackcomb Mountain ever existed. He quarterbacks the best boot fiitting team in town.

In the village...Alex Vu at Comor (another long term local and ask him about "toe socks") and Ryan McRae at Can-Ski Blackcomb are the fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Both have been influence by John and have been boot fitting in Whistler for years.
post #3 of 19
One of the most recommended shops for bootfitting in town is the guys at Fanatyk Co Kobi has been doing my boots and foot beds for the last 4 years.
post #4 of 19
 John Colpitts at Can-ski. Awesome one of the first before Blackcomb even existed.
post #5 of 19
+1 on Fanatyko. Great guys, great shop. They've managed to do things for my mangled feet that no other boot fitter has managed. Highly recommended.
post #6 of 19
FanatykCo is who I have dealt with, and am very satisfied. They are more than happy to do what it takes to get you a good fit. Ski a few days, go back and adjust if needed.
Alex Vu was mentioned, cant comment on his work, but a great guy and amazing skier.
post #7 of 19
I also have a Morton's neuroma .  Kevin at Fanatykco diagnosed it and gave me some great advice, gratis. 
post #8 of 19
I was all set to choose between McCoo's and CanSki in Creekside or wait until I go to Telluride next month until I read this thread. I checked out FanatykCo at lunch and just purchased a pair of ski boots from them. I was impressed that they were not trying to maximize the cost. After assessing my situation, they actually recommended a less expensive boot that fit me. They looked at my Superfeet cork footbeds and found them in great shape. They trimmed them up and put them in the boot and off I went. After I had dome some shopping around and got other opinions, I was prepared to buy a custom liner and footbeds in addition to a boot but  I ended up with a boot that fits great and skied great this afternoon. I will ski a couple of days to see if I need any minor tweaks to be set for the rest of the season.
post #9 of 19
 Go see George at McCoo's. 30+ years experience. 
You have to make an appointment so call ahead otherwise you might not get in. 
post #10 of 19
 Looks like you can't go wrong in Whistler. I used Sno Covers a few weeks back. Went out with my new Raptor 120s. Nino did a great job of fitting them. Wore them 5 days running and was thinking of leaving my old Salomons behind (I brought them just in case i could not get the Raptors to fit).

The Salomons are now slated to become flower pots...
post #11 of 19
I have enjoyed the boots for 6 weeks now and my satisfaction grows by the day. I am grateful to wbsr for the recommendation because without it, I would have spent a lot more money. When I was in Telluride 2 weeks ago, I did a little casual shopping  that reinforced my good choice of buying boots from FanatykCo. I love the Intuition liners and was glad to see that they stock boots that include these liners. Many other ski shops are stocking the models with the stock liners. 
post #12 of 19
FanatykCo (http://www.fanatykco.com/) but if you have major problems they will send you to see
George McKonkey @ McCoos (http://mccoos-whistler.com/). George works by appointment only.
Best to call 2 weeks or more in advance for an appointment. FanatykCo can usually see you walk-in
or next day for sure. I have also heard good things about John Colpitts at Can-Ski in Creekside from
the locals.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Thrillseeker View Post



I have two bunions and Morton's neuroma on my feet and I am just looking 

for someone who knows what they are doing and fit my feet properly.  I've had too many kids that

have no idea how to fit a boot fit me in the past and it just results in pure pain.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks
 
I see this is an old initial post and hopefully the issue was sorted out by now, my comment is this and you probably already know this.

The bunions on your metatarsal heads and the Mortons neuroma are both likely to be part of the same problem, the bunions are usually caused by wearing footwear that is too tight or some other activity that causes the calcium growth on your foot at the Met heads, a Mortons neuroma is usually caused by the same thing, which is pressure placed on the Met heads to a degree that the nerves that run in between the 3rd and 4th met heads get pressure on them and the nerve sheath thickens,  to allow the nerve to repair itself the pressure from the Met heads must be taken away this would also in time see a reduction in the size of the bunions, but while what ever is causing the bunions remains, so most likely will the Mortons neuroma.
In ski boots a specially modified foot bed can help spread apart the met heads where the neuroma is and the shell can be punched out wider at the Met head area to ensure the boot is not forcing the met heads together resulting in pressure on the nerve.
I am not sure about the laws in the USA, the footbed may have to be modfied by a podiatrist over there, but in Australia boot fitters are allowed to do it, how ever most times I would send people with this problem to a podiatrist anyway to see what was causing the bunions in the first place, and to fix the neuroma for the day to day footwear.
Edited by paulski - 3/30/10 at 3:04am
post #14 of 19

It's still really early and a long ways away but I am heading to Whistler this winter and was looking to find a good boot fitter. I was wondering if these are still the best places to go? Thanks.

post #15 of 19

Yup, still the best places. I've done a LOT of boots at Fanatyko for different quivers, and as well as being great bootfitters, they're also great guys.

 

If you happen in on a lucky day, there may well be a ski-porn star working on their own boots or just hanging around the shop.

post #16 of 19

Hi all,

 

I have just had it with my super wide and flat feet!  I only ski 3 days a year (in one trip), and each time, my feet really hurt by Day 2.  Day 3 is a pretty miserable day of skiing.  I think it's time to bite the bullet and get new boots that actually fit.

 

I was thinking of going to Surefoot on my next trip to Whistler to get boots custom made.  I heard they cost over $1100.

 

I noticed that there is no mention of Surefoot in this thread.  Lots of good recommendations for Fanatykco.  But can a place like Fanatykco fit a boot the way a custom molded boot like Surefoot can fit me?

 

Also, how long does it typically take to get boots fitted?  If I get fitted one day, can I ski the next day?

post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celerywoof View Post


I noticed that there is no mention of Surefoot in this thread.  Lots of good recommendations for Fanatykco.  But can a place like Fanatykco fit a boot the way a custom molded boot like Surefoot can fit me?

Also, how long does it typically take to get boots fitted?  If I get fitted one day, can I ski the next day?

For sure. Surefoot is only a brand of stores with a particular schtick in the way they fit boots. Most good bootfitters have the same or more range of tools and techniques at their disposal. Any shell will stretch if you get it hot enough. Sign of a great bootfitter is one who'll assess you then send you away somewhere else to get a specific boot he doesn't carry.

I'd allow 2-3 hours for a proper fitting. Make an appointment.
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

Yup, still the best places. I've done a LOT of boots at Fanatyko for different quivers, and as well as being great bootfitters, they're also great guys.

If you happen in on a lucky day, there may well be a ski-porn star working on their own boots or just hanging around the shop.
seconded based on a trip in February, 2015
post #19 of 19

Be sure to call and get an appointment; the shop will be the one that can answer your questions.

The only situation i can think of where you would be prohibited by technology to use your boots immediately is with the Fischer vacuum boots where you are advisedto give 24hrs after they are molded for the plastic to set.

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