Question New Old Boots

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by SkiMountaineer, Jul 16, 2017.

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  1. SkiMountaineer

    SkiMountaineer Active Member

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    I'm in the market for new AT boots. I have poked around online at what ski shops in Australia are carrying stock-wise, and I am seeing boots which have been out of production for five to ten years. I do quite a bit of high-consequence climbing/skiing and need to trust my gear. I will not allow them to push me towards an old pair of new boots, but what is the shelf life of an unskied boot (assuming they were stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight etc)? And would you buy them?
     
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    Yep, Straya is not a great place to shop for skimo gear. Couple of exceptions spring to mind - Aussieskier has Atomic Backlands, and Bogong has La Sportiva Spitfires (along with TLT4s - ha!). Both of these boots have favorable reviews, are in the 1kg class of boot and would be good to go for what you are talking about.

    Good luck and let us know what you go with!
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm based in Newcastle and would rather work with a boot fitter. Not keen to buy online and then take them in to a boot fitter, although might be forced to.