Originally Posted by munze75
ok can you give me some tips....which boots are for intermediate skiers,how i will now what to buy?What i mean is in any shop where i go they will sey anithing just to sell boots!!!
Read the WIKI at the top of Ask the Boot Guy's about how boots should fit. Buy a boot that is the right size(paramount). Boots with some form of 7---8---9 or 70---80---90 etc are intermediate boots and will offer better plastics and liners(get the liner heat molded), if the shop won't heat mold the liner----leave---buy somewhere else.
GET A FOOTBED!!!
The factory footbed is just a pad and doesn't align/stabilize your foot bones.
You should have your alignment and fore/aft balance position in the boots checked. If the shop doesn't know how to do these things----leave.
Finally saving a few $$$ on the purchase of your boots will haunt you for as long as you own them, don't make a mistake here. If you amortize the cost of boots over the life of the boot (if you ski 10 days a year they will last 10 years that's maybe $50 to $80 a year), compare that to what you pay for a lift ticket per day? So far as "shops
" look for one that advertises bootfitting. Perhaps one of the shops listed among the fitters here.