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skigal
01-04-2007, 07:31 PM
On another note. Special thanks to the guys at SureFoot for saving my day. Listened to wife complain about feet killing her on several runs till she went and got custom boots from these guys. $800 later got one run in with her. Best run of the week. Heard a few other people raving about how good there boots felt after going in there. These guys know there stuff.

What is SureFoot?

Lostone
01-04-2007, 07:49 PM
I believe SureFoot is a boot fitting operation at the bottom right (as viewed from the parking lot.) of the Claybrook building.

I havn't used them but the word is, as stated above, they are very good.

freeheel_skier
01-04-2007, 10:22 PM
I have nothing but good things to say about the boys @ Mountainside. Good people. Good service. Good prices! Sugarbush Village. 8)

These guys are pros!

Lostone
01-04-2007, 10:35 PM
Not arguing about Mountainside. :)

walks
01-05-2007, 07:38 AM
Freeheel, I agree with you on Mountainside. I get all my kids stuff there and all my tunes are done with them. Know them and they are great guys. To my knowledge though they don't offer this type of fitting. Being able to pick out a shell that fits your type of skiing and then have a custom foam injected liner made to match your foot. They also have a high tech way to make custom footbeds using a computer. I used to make footbeds from Superfeet and this is by far more superior. Also, wife's feet hurt so bad she couldn't make the walk over there.

freeheel_skier
01-05-2007, 07:42 AM
Freeheel, I agree with you on Mountainside. I get all my kids stuff there and all my tunes are done with them. Know them and they are great guys. To my knowledge though they don't offer this type of fitting. Being able to pick out a shell that fits your type of skiing and then have a custom foam injected liner made to match your foot. They also have a high tech way to make custom footbeds using a computer. I used to make footbeds from Superfeet and this is by far more superior. Also, wife's feet hurt so bad she couldn't make the walk over there.

As long as the wife is happy! That is my credo 8)

Tin Woodsman
01-05-2007, 07:49 AM
Freeheel, I agree with you on Mountainside. I get all my kids stuff there and all my tunes are done with them. Know them and they are great guys. To my knowledge though they don't offer this type of fitting. Being able to pick out a shell that fits your type of skiing and then have a custom foam injected liner made to match your foot. They also have a high tech way to make custom footbeds using a computer. I used to make footbeds from Superfeet and this is by far more superior. Also, wife's feet hurt so bad she couldn't make the walk over there.

I use Brooke, Dave, Hank and Co as well. They know their stuff and they're good people. I've been extremely happy with the work that Dave has done on my boots. In addition, at the end of the day, I want to feel good about the people that I do business with, and I get that withthose guys.

This is a good topic, I'm going to split it out of the Foodservice discussion.

ScoobySnack
01-05-2007, 08:24 AM
Does anyone have any input on the bootfitting at Inverness Ski Shop. I was browsing around the other day, and the guy I spoke with there really seemed to take it seriously. Anyone have any comments on them?

Tin Woodsman
01-05-2007, 08:48 AM
Does anyone have any input on the bootfitting at Inverness Ski Shop. I was browsing around the other day, and the guy I spoke with there really seemed to take it seriously. Anyone have any comments on them?

I forgot what his name is, but I know he's a certified pedorthist, FWIW. OTOH, he would be the first one to let you know that. I didn't get a good vibe when I walked in there from him. Quasi bad mouthed some other shops in the valley. No thanks.

walks
01-05-2007, 08:59 AM
Scoobysnack I would go to Mountainside..

Plowboy
01-05-2007, 09:37 AM
Does anyone have any input on the bootfitting at Inverness Ski Shop. I was browsing around the other day, and the guy I spoke with there really seemed to take it seriously. Anyone have any comments on them?

Not sure about the boot fitter, but the owner did not impress me at all. :roll: edit Nevermind

Yes, go to Mountainside.

Lostone
01-05-2007, 09:38 AM
I forgot what his name is, but I know he's a certified pedorthist, FWIW. OTOH, he would be the first one to let you know that. I didn't get a good vibe when I walked in there from him. Quasi bad mouthed some other shops in the valley. No thanks.

You were probably talking to Bill. Sometimes has a little trouble :roll: being a people person. :lol:

And most of the other shops in the area will send you to any onther shop, for something they don't have, except his.

Respect is earned. And if you know about attaboys... :roll:

freeheel_skier
01-05-2007, 10:19 AM
Go see David @ Mountainside!

ScoobySnack
01-05-2007, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the feedback, all.

Biff, Paris-France
01-20-2007, 04:36 PM
Mountainside for the best service... those guys know their stuff, they didn't just read the manual last month they have 25 + years working on skis, boots, they knowing racing and tree skiing, they've been there and can ski as well as they can tune a ski or fit a boot.

I admit, Surefroot is cool, the thing you stand on and the bells and whistles, pretty cool. but fitting a boot relies on experience and a deep knowledge of how feet work with boots .... they've fitted me with several footbeds, ground my boots, tuned my skis.

all I can say is that's the only place I'd go for the best service in Vermont ....

MntMan4Bush
02-06-2007, 01:20 PM
Sorry for the late chime in, but I had really bad ankle problems and no boot fit off the shelf. I went to Alpine Options last year and they have a specialist come in on Fridays (did last year at least). Hooked me up with the right shell, custom foot pad and had a machine that could heat and stretch any part of the boot. He said try without the stretching first. I did and came back for the stretch. No extra charge. In fact he said if I ever need any fine tuning to come in and they'd take care of it right away. Very friendly. Must have spent hours in there and they seemed very focused to fix my problem.

CMISLES
02-11-2007, 08:05 AM
I got my boots at Inverness. First few times I went out they seemed fine, then they started to hurt around one ankle. I took them back a year later and Inverness had me re-fitted and perfomed some sort of surgery on the boot. It's now great. They have excellent service, they're pleasant to deal wih, and really know what they're doing with boots! :D

Mike_451
02-11-2007, 10:34 AM
I have had good luck with Alpine Options, they all know their stuff for the most part and are pretty well equiped. Again, they don't really push any really radical fitting, just whats needed, one step at a time. I obviously did prety good with them, because my current boots have served me well.

MntMan4Bush
02-12-2007, 11:19 AM
One more note on Alpine Options. I always recommend them so my buddy went there because he was having issues with his boots and wanted to get new ones. They sized him up, talked about his issues and determined teh best boot for him. Unfortunately they didn't have his size. They told him he could order them and they would likely be in in about 2 weeks. Knowing though that my buddy was leaving for Utah in 2 weeks and he'd need time to break them in they recommended another place on the mountain that would have them. Instead of trying to put him in anther boot that wouldn't be a best fit they sent him to a competator. That says a lot about a company and the fact that they will make sure that they get you exactly what you need and not try and place you into something "that will likely work just as well"