(Skiboots) Bootfitters in Munich

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I'm looking for bootfitters in Munich that will do modifications on the boot plastic. I bought my new skiboots from Sportscheck and discovered they caused problems on the slopes ,even though they felt ok in the shop. Sportscheck refused to take them back for a reasonable price arguing they were used. They suggested to do the fitting however that was utterly unprofessional and I eventually declined. Now I'm looking for somewhere decent for the job.

 

Thanks!

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You might like to try Sport Bittl in Allach.

 

I know a number of locals who recommend them.

 

and "good luck" when I had this problem a few years back I ended up binning a pair of Salomon boots after three weeks use.

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Problems with new ski boots fitting properly are very common and unless there is a fault with the boots (unlikely) the retailer wont take them back. Most places that sell boots should be able to adjust them, personally I have found the best thing is to take them to a shop in the ski resort. Most places will do the work overnight and you then can take them straight out on the slopes to test them.

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I thought I'd share my eventual experience

Since I didn't take the boots to Bittl (just because its rather far and I wasnt very sure about the level of their work, having seen the way Sportscheck handled the issue) I did some research and came over ERTL-RENZ (http://www.ertl-renz.de/). They have a store close to Frauenhoferstr. and these guys are seriously in the footwear business. Anyway, what they did for me, was fabricate new soles for the boots, of which I was completely sceptical, because the problem appeared to be in a completely other place. However the guys apparently knew what they were doing, because it worked terrifically. Set me back 100 EUR, which, officially, was the price of the soles.

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Hi Just wondering if Ertl renz is still recommended for ski boots?

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I'd be interested too. Also re the bootfitting question in general. A good bootfitter-- a real boot fitter-- is a godsend.

 

And custom or at least after-market insoles (Superfeet/Align) make a TON of difference. The first thing you should do when you get new ski boots is toss the insole that comes with it (because it's garbage). A good insole, even a non-custom one, can stop limit to bang, take up volume, prevent your ankle from rolling (which can cause either the ankle bone or forefoot hit/rub on the shell of the boot), and improve your stance/skiing.

 

I need a bootfitter to do a small punch in the area of the fifth metatarsal head.

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just wondering if anyone ever ended up finding a decent bootfitter in Munich?

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Best place to figure that out is to post on TGR (be careful) or Epicski (not as many euros) and ask for a bootfitter there. I do remember hearing about some folks in Tirol, probably Innsbruck area... but don't remember the thread/names.

 

If it's something simple, the folks at Intersport on Humboldt Strasse-- literally 2 meters from one of the Kolumbusplatz U-Bahn exits-- will punch boots for 5 euros per spot. More or less fixed the hotspot I had.

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thanks might give them a try as trying to DIY fit some cheap boots after not having much luck with localish fitters :(

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