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Do I need new boots? Or are there cheaper options?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I bought a pair of nordica bsx beginner boots a couple years ago, when i was a beginner. Theyre a little bit loose and i can crank them down to fit tight, but they still have a very soft flex that keeps getting softer, if i dont buckle the top buckle to the point of my feet turning blue they almost fold at ankle hight. Also they have a rub point on the inside of my arch and i have to duct tape my foot (use number 1003) to prevent some nasty blisters. The liners are packed out and the boots are pretty much worn out. I dont have a wad of cash to drop on boots but I am an advanced skier and would like a way to keep the boots stiff or find some affordable stiff boots, comfort matters a little but performance is what matters the most to me. So any advice for new liners power straps or new boots without breaking the bank?

post #2 of 6

You would just be throwing good money after bad by trying to do anything with those boots. Find a fitter and tell him up front what your situation is. I try to put people into the best boot they can afford. Many times I have a model from a year or two ago that fits the foot and the wallet.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Alright thanks for the advice, ill check out my local shop and see what he has left over. Dont have any bootfitters around here but there are a few places that will not put me in a boot that wont work for me.

post #4 of 6

Assume you ski at Jackson or someplace nearby.  You should be able to find a fitter.Lou

 

 

post #5 of 6
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I wish i skied at Jackson, but no. Im on the other side of the state in Laramie. We have two ski shops one alpine one mostly focuses on touring and telemark. Its about a two and a half hour drive to denver 45 mins to Fort Collins.

post #6 of 6

If they aren't boot fitters how will they have enough knowledge to not put you in a boot that won't work.  Drive to Denver or to Aspen. or Vail or somewhere and get things done properly and you won't be sorry.

 

Lou

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