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onenerdykidIf you are buying current year product, there will be almost no advantages to buying online. Quite often, buying from a store will get you a boot-fit guarantee and the shop will perform any boot fitting related labor for cheap or free of charge. This will most likely come in handy for you at some point.
Regardless, you definitely want to get assessed by a boot-fitter to see if that is the right boot for you still. Things have changed slightly with the boot and most likely with your leg&foot shape over the years. Your boots are the most important part of your set up and you will have them for a few years at least (just like your old ones), so definitely make sure you take the right steps and don't cut corners. It will only bite you in the ass in the long run if you do it wrong.
NegromancerDo you have custom footbeds? Footbeds can actually make the boot feel stiffer because when you support your feet in the boot with the footbed and get them into a neutral position you cut down on the movement in the boot which can make them feel stiffer or more powerful.
I always found my boots to feel far more powerful once I got a footbed into them.
You could look into getting a foam injection liner perhaps? The foam will fill in all the little gaps in the boot which can help reduce movement in the boot which again can help make the boot feel stiffer. I don't know if you would want spend the money on a new liner though just for a years use.
KravtZAnyone know anything about Nordica Patron Pros? Found them online for $200
keefskiGo to a boot fitter, try the boot you want in your size, get all the info you need to know, and if it's the same exact boot and size online, then pull the trigger. NEVER buy a boot online if you haven't gone to a boot fitter!!
I recently bought a pair of Full Tilt Drop Kicks online, but I made sure to go to a boot fitter first and get everything I needed to know.
KravtZDoes anyone have any advice how to break in a boot without skiing? Walk around the house in them?
KravtZPulled the trigger on the boots I wanted. Nordica Patron Pro's. Nordica's generally fit me pretty well. I have very narrow feet also. If they are THAT uncompatable with my feet ill simply just return them. But Im going to take a big risk right now. Hope I can get them to fit me well.
Does anyone have any advice how to break in a boot without skiing? Walk around the house in them?
BlackcountryBillSo you asked for advice, then went against all the advice you got? You're dumb.