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CabbyArrantI am new to newschoolers so I may not be aware of all the posts but I didn't see a thread about what to do if there are boots you want but you can't get them from a shop.
Recently I was looking to build a new park setup. I got Salomon NFX Lab skis, Rossignol FKS 140 Bindings, but no boots. Everything I have heard so far has been that Full Tilt boots were the best for park. I currently ski a pair of Salomon SPK's but the tongue has rigid edges that dig into my shins. I saw that the Full Tilt Classic boots were marked down for about $270 but I don't have a Full Tilt dealer within 3 hours of my home to go try them on.
My question really is; is it advisable to order them and possibly return them if the fit is wrong??
everything I have read on here is that you need to find a boot with the proper fit for your foot.
CabbyArrantMy problem lies in that there is no actual boot fitter in a reasonable distance from my home. I have to order pretty much everything I use so trying out lots of boots and getting them fitted isn't something I can feasibly do.
onenerdykidNo you don't, which is good news.
Obviously you don't live where you ski. So, when you go on your ski vacation you should do some research of who/what/where are the best boot-fitters in that area. Call them up, speak with their fitters, make an appointment, and when you go there, you will walk away with a great fitting boot. Do not go in to any store with an idea of "I want a park boot" or "I want boot X". A boot-fitter's job is to find the right boot for you and I am very confident that you will find a solution for your foot/needs at your vacation destination.