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hello glocals, could you share some advice on buying ski boots? trying to catch a pair during off season, hopefully shops will sell them cheap! better to look for it in geneva or up at the ski resort?


 


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hello glocals, could you share some advice on buying ski boots? trying to catch a pair during off season, hopefully shops will sell them cheap! better to look for it in geneva or up at the ski resort?


 


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Ted TApr 13, 2019 @ 16:56
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hello glocals, could you share some advice on buying ski boots? trying to catch a pair during off season, hopefully shops will sell them cheap! better to look for it in geneva or up at the ski resort?

 

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Apr 13, 19 16:56

Hi Ted - you asked for advice, so from a seasoned skier with awkward feet, I would advise as follows:


If it's the first time that you've bought boots, go to a shop in a ski resort and ask to rent-before-you-buy.  This will give you the opportunity of skiing in the boots before committing to buy them.  All sports shops in ski resorts will do this for you.  If you don't buy, you pay for the rental, if you do buy, the rental's free.  


Alternatively, if you do buy in town, buy from a retailer that has a full refund-if-they-dont-fit, policy.  Not many retailers will do this, however.


It's important to remember that the boots will feel a whole lot different in a shop than they will up the mountain.  They'll be warm, for a start, so will feel a lot more comfortable.  They'll be softer, so easier to get on and off.  And you won't be in the same stance, as you will be when they're in your bindings and strapped to a pair of skis.


One last piece of advice, try on boots with the socks you intend to ski in.  Not the retailers socks, or you normal socks, but YOUR ski socks!


The rent-before-you-buy scheme is also the best way to buy skis.


Hope that helps and you find a great pair of boots.  Happy skiing (but hurry as you only have 2 weeks left!!).


 

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Hi Ted - you asked for advice, so from a seasoned skier with awkward feet, I would advise as follows:


If it's the first time that you've bought boots, go to a shop in a ski resort and ask to rent-before-you-buy.  This will give you the opportunity of skiing in the boots before committing to buy them.  All sports shops in ski resorts will do this for you.  If you don't buy, you pay for the rental, if you do buy, the rental's free.  


Alternatively, if you do buy in town, buy from a retailer that has a full refund-if-they-dont-fit, policy.  Not many retailers will do this, however.


It's important to remember that the boots will feel a whole lot different in a shop than they will up the mountain.  They'll be warm, for a start, so will feel a lot more comfortable.  They'll be softer, so easier to get on and off.  And you won't be in the same stance, as you will be when they're in your bindings and strapped to a pair of skis.


One last piece of advice, try on boots with the socks you intend to ski in.  Not the retailers socks, or you normal socks, but YOUR ski socks!


The rent-before-you-buy scheme is also the best way to buy skis.


Hope that helps and you find a great pair of boots.  Happy skiing (but hurry as you only have 2 weeks left!!).


 


Carolyn C, Apr 15, 2019 @ 13:26
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Good morning Ted,


Carolyn is absolutely right. Try before you buy, and try them in the conditions you will use them.


I would only add: ski boots will last you for a while, and they will determine how much you will enjoy your skiing, how much control you will have over your skis and how pain-free your skiing will be. Do not buy the cheapest boots you can find. Buy the best you can afford. Once you have an idea which boots those are, do shop around for the best price on that particular brand and style.


Last time I was at GO sport at Val Thoiry, they still had ski items on sale and they had great discounts. In particular, they had Rossignol all-track boots at a 60% discount.

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Good morning Ted,


Carolyn is absolutely right. Try before you buy, and try them in the conditions you will use them.


I would only add: ski boots will last you for a while, and they will determine how much you will enjoy your skiing, how much control you will have over your skis and how pain-free your skiing will be. Do not buy the cheapest boots you can find. Buy the best you can afford. Once you have an idea which boots those are, do shop around for the best price on that particular brand and style.


Last time I was at GO sport at Val Thoiry, they still had ski items on sale and they had great discounts. In particular, they had Rossignol all-track boots at a 60% discount.


JR M, Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:28
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