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How many ski days does it take to pack out a boot, e.g. when should you buy new boots?

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How many ski days does it take to pack out a boot, e.g. when should you buy new boots?

How many ski days does it take to pack out a boot, e.g. when should you buy new boots?

I've had my boots (Nordica Supercharger) for 2 seasons now - probably had 50 days total on them. Should I get new boots next year or keep them for another season? Worth investing in new liners vs. new boots?

asked by rifkinb 4 years 34 weeks ago
answers (4)
Don't know. I've only been skiing in my Rossis since 1988. But I only ski 20 to 25 days per year. Had a couple 100 mile years recently. Have to duct tape the liners at the start of the season. I put them on in the morning and don't touch them until the end of the day. If they fit and ski well don't let them pull them off your feet until they die or you do first.
35 to 50 days for most boots to pack out. You need new boots or new liners when it is no longer "snug." If your foot or ankle or lower leg has any room to move you can't take your movements to the skis. New liners are a possibility if the shell is still good. A custom foam injected liner is an option. The foam liners such as you get from Surefoot last 3 to 5 times longer, they are a much denser material. I have 240 ski days in the past 3 seasons in my Surefoot liner and it is just starting to pack out. Sun exposure starts to weaken the plastic of the outer shell and it will eventually have to be replaced. I have seen boots crack on the mountain and in some cases fall apart!!
Most boot makers would tell you that after 60 days, you should replace your boots. I agree that Surefoot is a great way to go if you'd just like to get some custom liners; they'll make any adjustments over the course of the season whenever you visit a Surefoot store. And everyone loves those Nordica Superchargers! - Chris from SKI BUMS
I concur with kenevans. Lots of variables, but if you like your ski boots and they are dry and comfortable, buy new liners every two years.

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