I was talking to one of the other instructors on Saturday at our orientation and somehow we started talking about boots. He said that skiing as much as he does, about 100 days a season, boots are only good for 2 or maybe 3 seasons and then you need to replace them. He said they are just basically ruined after that much skiing. Is this true? I had never heard that and it has the sound of boot manufacturer marketing department.
How long do boots last?
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2-300 days is the life of a shell, liners probably less than 1/2 of that before they are trashed...... if a boot fits really well then the liner won't pack out as much and it will last longer than if it is loose fitting
after this period of time the plastic will have degraded and the foam in the liners will be mush..it is only furniture foam after all..... so is it a marketing thing for the ski boot companies, nope, but they obviously do want you to buy new boots at some point
if you look at the days the average skier does each day around 1 -2 weeks.... then the boot will easily last 10-20 years in theory.....if you ski more then they need replacing more often