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Right, to complete my new set up all i need is new boots!! Now i have spoken to the nearest Board shop to me (200 miles) and they said they will post any boot i want and if it dont fit i can just pop it back to them.

Or

I can wait to i get to Tignes on the 29th and buy from a shop there!

Can anyone recomend a decent shop for fitting boots in Val Claret??? Or should i go with the posting boots back and fore idea!!!! lol.

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I bought boots off the interweb (bargainboards.co.uk) and got lucky in that the first pair I got seem to be almost perfect for me... your mileage may vary though. You can probably save money getting your boots beforehand (unless you're going to Canada) but you will probably save time getting them fitted in person. I'd make your decision based on which is more important to you and how long before your first trip to the snow this season (not that far away from the sounds of it?)

Normally I'd recommend splitting the difference and making the time to go to a shop in person before your hols, but if you're in the Wick at the top of Scotland then I'm guessing your nearest shop is Boarderline and yeah, that's a serious trip as you indicate.

On balance it does seem like buying on-piste is probably your best bet as I doubt you'd have time to return boots and get a second set delivered. Good luck! NehNeh
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Ellis Brigham in Aviemore? 3 hours drive.. maybe thats worth it!?
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I think il just wait to i get to Tignes like hope there is a good selection though.
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dave_wick, atleast you have them 'heat fitted' moulded to your feet which will save you a few days of having to break them in
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There is a very good sbd shop in Val Claret, you should have no problem there.
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Will it be more expensive in Tignes you think ?? And by how much?

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Right i have ordered boots the shop says i can post back as many times as i want until i get a pair that fits hopefully the 1st ones will be alright Very Happy

I really cant be bothered raking about in shops on my holidays theres far too much drinking and boarding to be doing!!

The boots i have ordered are the new Saloman (F-22)


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i've a pair of those and they're super comfy, i'm really happy with mine.

the consensus seems to be that they fit people with a narrower heel/ankle area, but seem quite roomy around the toes.
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Good Good that sounds about right for me.

My trainers and dancing shoes Very Happy are always size 8 so i chanced a size 9 in the Salomans as my Burton boots (which were crap) were also a 9! Very Happy
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best to go up a size anyway, i'm normally a 3 and bought 3 in Vans the first time & they crippled me, next time round a 4 in the Vans and they are comfy as !
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debbi, are you someones mini-me?
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Swirly, Laughing Laughing Laughing You will see for yourself in Jan Laughing Laughing Though, you wil have to look down when you feel someone nipping at your heels Laughing
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debbi, Laughing I'm slightly short sighted so may never actually see you. Laughing
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Cool. I can do a comedy kick in the shins and get away unoticed
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dave_wick, sounds like a good plan - i think the f22s are generally a tad smaller than the label says - when i got mine the fitter said start a half size bigger than you think.
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See what happens when they come!

Thats me sorted now New Board, New Bindings and booties woooooo hooooooo.

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dave_wick, I'd second what rogg says - bought a pair of f22s last season and IMHO they're awesome. warm, comfy, not too soft, not too stiff and a better fit than the 'top-of-the-range' f24s. happy riding!

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Got the boots on my feet as i type Very Happy seriously cool boots but what exactly am i looking for fitting wise!

My heels nice and tight in the boot and my toes are just about hitting the front of them feel pretty good to be honest!

Think i am sorted Very Happy
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sounds like you are.


wear your boarding socks (*thinish ones).

when you stand up dead straight your toes should just touch the front of the boot (only lightly), drop into 'riding stance' - your toes should now not be touching. (if they are you might want to go up half a size?)

since heel/ankle fit seems ok, generally sound about right. wear them round the house (preferably standing) for a couple of hours. if they're pain free you're onto a winner.
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Woo hoo sounding good.

Cant walk im currently watching Celtic get beat! Not missing this for the world! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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