HarambeA lot of the best boot fitters I've met focus on fitting racers. Fitting a race boot is not all that different to fitting a normal boot, you're just going for a much tighter and closer fit. A good boot fitter should be able to fit all types of boots for all types of skiers.
Profahoben_212What? those guys are usually the best?
allow me to clarify:
I am a boot fitter. I have listened to multiple boot fitter in the New England area pitch a sale to either me or a friend.
The approach of a race boot fitter is they take a boot off the shelf that is vaguely near the boot you want (stiffness, hike- mode feature, # of buckles, or other feature(s) that you may have mentioned) and then try to make that boot fit you, molding it, shimming it and generally ruining the boot in an effort to get you to buy it.
The approach I take is to get the best shell and liner fit based off of your foot shape, then take into account what you want to do with the boot. A boot that fits you out of the box is going to be a better product for you then the one that requires 18 hours of custom work.
I can promise you that this method is more effective. just because a boot fitter is willing to do ALL this extra work does not mean that is the best boot for you.
If anyone would like to call or text me about how to fit a boot or get fitted for a boot, my number is 845-705-3522.