I'm planning a holiday from Australia to Lake Tahoe beginning 20 March 2011. The main purpose of this visit (apart from skiing) is to get new boots.
I'm 52 years old and have very difficult feet to fit.
Specifically my problems are...
- Very large calf muscles as I have spent my whole life standing and walking on my toes (weird, I know).
- Limited Dorsiflexion
- Short, wide, somewhat web-shaped (not too dramatic) feet
- High arch
I have had a pair of Strolz boots for the last 13 years that have been tremendous. They had a walk/ski mode which allowed me to ski with quite an upright stance. I also had a significant heel lift inside.
I purchased a new pair of Strolz boots two years ago, but unfortunately they didn't work out too well as they had too much forward lean, which unfortunately neither the store I bought them in, nor another Strolz store could solve. Pity, because I truly loved my first pair more than life itself.
So, my questions are.....
- Am I arriving too late in the season for a boot fitter to obtain and fit a suitable boot for me - that is, will stock be too limited this late into the season for my difficult feet?
- Do boot fitters take appointments 4 months out?