Ski Boots - Los Angeles

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Ski Boots - Los Angeles

Postby jojo_obrien » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:27 am

Wondering if Tony and others could chime in on the best option for new boots in LA/OC?

I'm going on 10 seasons on these: https://www.rei.com/product/758471/tecn ... boots-mens and I always felt like i never got these dialed in -- always felt cramped/half a size too small.

Surefoot ? SkiNet ? REI?

Thank you!!
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Re: Ski Boots - Los Angeles

Postby socal » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:23 pm

I bought my last two pairs from Claude at Skinet. I considered Surefoot but just couldn't swallow the cost. I have wide hard to fit feet and Claude's made me happy both times.
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Re: Ski Boots - Los Angeles

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:57 pm

I think we called Skinet about Liz. I forget what the issue was, but they were rather inflexible. I bought my last boots at Mammoth. Big advantage there is you can demo, go out for a couple of hours, come back for tweaks. Both Footloose and Kittredge are competent. Footloose is the place if you have a hard to fit situation. Corti Lawrence at Footloose finally resolved Liz' two year boot soap opera.

With the widespread demise of both specialty ski shops over the past 20 yeas plus Sport Chalet in 2016, I am in general not inclined to shop for ski gear in SoCal. I have bought my last two ski jackets at season end sales at REI.
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Re: Ski Boots - Los Angeles

Postby socal » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:41 am

Skinet is inflexible for sure. If you live in LA, honestly buy there, you'll be happy. He's really good if you can put up with a bit of an attitude. Nice to support local too.
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