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First pair of boots, bootfitting?

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I just got my first pair of skis and boots.  I tried on boots at two different shops and ended up with the Salomon Impact GT (which I guess are REI specific)  They feel great, I wore them for about a half hour in the store, they are snug, but not too tight, doesnt hurt to kick the toe but my toes come just about to the front of the boot.  I have read about bootfitting, but don't really understand what is involved.  The guy who helped me pick out my boots seemed like he knew was he was doing, and said he had been doing it for years.  But...since I've always been a snowboarder, I don't know the first thing about it so I really don't have any preferences going in.  Any insight into what I should be looking for or what a "professional bootfitter" would do differently would be very helpful... seeing how I just spend 400 on boots I want to make sure I'm getting the best thing for me for my money.

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shameless bump!

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boot fitting is problem solving.   if you have not skied much, problems might not be apparent yet.  as they come up, boot fitters solve them.

 

This might be in flex, shape, footbeds, angles, etc.   Odds are we can solve it.   By seeing a good bootfittter first it eliminates some of the potential issues.

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So basically... just try out these boots, and as I get some experience on them.. if I have any issues get them addressed later.  That works for me, thanks for the response!

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