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New ski boots.Midlands.Lockwoods?

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi all after years of debating I would like to buy some ski boots.However the only place near (le67) me is Lockwoods in Leamington spa but it's got mixed reviews.Would any one recommend a place ?

Cheers
Andrew
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I travelled from Nottingham to these...….http://www.rivingtonalpine.co.uk/.....can highly recommend. 2 hours from you should do. You need to book, which you can do on their website.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I had a bad experience at Lockwoods but had a great boot fit session at Snow and Rock in Brum. Their boot fitter only worked winters fitting boots and the rest of the year was a landscape gardener. No idea if he is still there though....
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https://www.solutions4feet.com/
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Another vote for CEM @ Solutions for feet - happily travelled 3 hrs for boots/zipfits
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Thanks for the replys
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I've used Lockwoods several times. I bought my previous pair of alpine boots from them and after a few years had new liners. I've a pair of touring boots now that I bought from them. They also did something to my daughter's boots that I didn't even buy there, I cant for the life of me remember what now. All positive experiences.
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@Andrew1234, do you knowingly have strange, bumpy, extra narrow or wide (etc) feet or have you had any particular problems with previous boots? Just asking to try and establish how much and what type of specialist fitting (or range or more specialist boots) you might need and how far it might or might not be worth you travelling accordingly (as far as your guess and an internet forum can determine it anyway!).
Can't speak for Lockwoods, but Solutions certainly has a very good rep and Rivi Alpine (at Chorley, M6) I have personally used and believe to be good. Snow & Rock to me have very mixed reputations (depends in the in shop fitter), so might be worth missing if it's your first pair.
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@Grizzler I have artheritis which causes my toes to swell and Metatarsalgia (Balls of feet inflamed)
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@Grizzler I have artheritis which causes my toes to swell and Metatarsalgia (Balls of feet inflamed)
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Ive never owned any ski boots but have always rented and never have felt right/stiff enough.Hope that helps.
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@Andrew1234,
where and when you going to be skiing?
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I'm going on the 9th March till the 14th march and staying le chable near verbier.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@Andrew1234 It sounds as if you would certainly benefit from an expert, knowledgeable fitter.
You could always try phoning each of the suggested three shops on here and see what they say and recommend (obviously without seeing you, though), what they have in stock in your size (if you know it) and when they have fitting appointments available.
It's a real pain if you decide to travel a fair distance only to find that they don't have boots in which would suit you - an upside, therefore, to going more locally.
Good luck.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@Andrew1234, In terms of budget you could sacrifice some very expensive skiing time and try to get an appointment at Mountain Air in Verbier (who have a lady boot fitter with a very good reputation - but to my shame I can't remember her name Embarassed) however, given the poor exchange rate of the pound and your stated feet issues, I personally would try to get to Bicester (https://www.solutions4feet.com/) if at all possible (and if you can get an appointment) - given that I would prefer to ski when snow is in sight!
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Poster: A snowHead
Hi thanks for all the help, I'm going to ring up solutions for feet to see what they have to offer as there about 1.5 hours away.I can bribe the misses into going by dropping her of at the outlet centre so win win Razz
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