Hi there NSers, hoping you guys can give me a bit of advice here...
Last year was my first 'real' season where I sort of decided to get into sking as a hobby, but I really knew nothing about the sport at the time so I bought boots that really weren't/aren't great for what I'm wanting to do.
This brings me to the real issue at hand - what boots to buy. I've been lurking the forums since the end of the Aussie ski season last year and the general consensus seems to be that FullTilts and Dalbellos are the way to go.
Now I could jump onto any website or eBay and pick up a pair in my size (28.5) for about $300-$400 USD which is about $285-$385 AUD - sweet! Problem solved, right? Not really... I have no idea if these things will fit me at all.
But Sameface, y u no go into store to try them on? Well, in Ausfailia there are only a handful of stores that sell boots and only 2-3 that even stock the boots I'm after. Not just that but they charge $50 to try boots on (this price is taken out of the sale price if you buy them however).
But SAMEFACE, Y U NO BUY FROM STORE? Welp, a pair of FullTilt Hotdoggers would probably cost me about $700-$800 AUD to buy in-store.... Yeah, they seriously charge that much... I have no idea why.
So there's my problem... buy them for less than half price online OR spend like $800 to get a guarenteed fit. What do guys, what do?
Sorry for the long, long, incredibly long wind-up.
Not sure if you would need this but here's my "stats";
Skis: K2 Revivals (164cm)
Bindings: Marker Griffon
Thanks in advance dudes!