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Boot Fitting Services

Note: you do not need an appointment for simple things like buckle or sole replacements, boot heater installs and other repairs where we don't actually need you to put the boot on to see if it works. Stop by during business hours. If it's slow we'll likely take care of the problem on the spot, but it's rarely slow so more likely we'll check the boot in and get it back to you in a timely fashion. Most boot work will typically be about a week out.

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New Boots

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BOOK THIS FOR A FITTING OF A BOOT YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY BOUGHT. YOU WILL BE CHARGED DOUBLE LABOUR FOR BOOKING THIS INAPPROPRIATELY

If you're looking to purchase new ski boots, this service is for you. You'll work with one of our bootfitters - or more likely a team of bootfitters - to find the perfect boot for your needs. We sell alpine, alpine touring, telemark and nordic backcountry ski boots.

The process will first involve a discussion about what type of skier you are, where you ski and how often, what your skiing aspirations are, what other sports you do and prior experiences with boots. If you have a short video of your skiing, bring it along. The more information you give us, the better.

After the interview, we'll measure your feet. For this, you'll want a pair of good fitting ski socks. This is a very important step to finding a proper fitting ski boot. Based on the measurements and the discussion your boot fitter will find a number of boots that might work. We'll generally put one boot on one foot and another boot on the other foot and have you spend some time in them standing and walking around. We'll always have a great ski movie playing, or if you'd prefer a shelf full of ski and adventure books to pass the time while your feet settle into the boots. It takes about ten minutes for boots to warm up and start to conform to your foot, so patience is key.

We'll repeat this procedure until we find the closest match. We'll have a discussion with you about footbeds, which cost extra but almost always ensure a better fit and better performance. After making footbeds - or not depending on what you want - we'll heat mold the boot to your foot. This process can be a bit uncomfortable, but it only lasts ten minutes and we do our best to distract you. Finally, you'll try the boot back on. Often the boots fit great right away, but sometimes we need to make adjustments. We'll make adjustments till everything is copacetic and you are ready to go skiing on them. Please see the FAQ section for "What happens after I buy the boot?"

There is a $50 deposit for the "New Boot Sale" service. The $50 will be applied to the purchase of a boot. If you decide not to buy a boot, we feel this is an appropriate amount for sharing our knowledge and experience. To cancel email larrysbootfitting@gmail.com. Cancellations up to 24 hours before appointment we will be refunded the full $50 minus a $5 fee the scheduling website charges us per transaction. Cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment will not be refunded. There is no fee to change your appointment time.

Adjustments: Boots NOT bought at Larry's

Do you have existing boots that were acquired elsewhere that need adjustments made to them? Then this is the appointment slot for you. This is also the category for you if you want a new footbed or Intuition liner, both solid upgrades to almost any boot.

Most of the time we'll get you in and out of the shop, boots in hand, on the same day, but there are situations where this is not the case. With cases where we need to do plastic work - punching and grinding - it takes two hours to do each punch. In these situations we'll check the boot in and get it back to you as soon as we can. If there is nobody or just a couple boots in the repair queue in front of you, we'll often have the boot back to you within 48 hours. However, when the boot repair queue gets backlogged - and from Thanksgiving to President's Day this is pretty much always the case - generally the time for turn-around is a week. Please plan accordingly. If you do have a big trip or objective planned for the winter, get in here early so we can do it right with time to spare.

Other repairs that often take longer than the allotted one hour slot are situations where screws are stripped. Stripped screws can turn a 5-minute long buckle or sole replacement into a 45 minute long process.

We occasionally run into situations where boots are so poorly sized that there isn't much we can do to help. If a boot is two sizes or more too big (or small, although this is much less common) there isn't much we can do to ensure the boot is comfortable or safe to ski. We're good boot-fitters, but until somebody invents a microwave boot shrinker machine, we can't work miracles. And because there is a deposit fee to make this appointment, we want you to be aware of this reality beforehand.

There is a $50 deposit fee for this appointment. This is the category where we've struggled the most with no-shows, so we're trying to make sure you are as invested in the process as we are. This fee will be applied to the cost of the adjustment, and with simple adjustments this often is all it will cost. To cancel email larrysbootfitting@gmail.com. Cancellations up to 24 hours before appointment we will be refunded the full $50 minus a $5 fee the scheduling website charges us per transaction. Cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment will not be refunded. There is no fee to change appointment times.

Adjustments: Boots bought at Larry's

Need adjustments on boots bought at Larry's? Then this is the appointment slot for you. This is also the category for you if you want a new footbed or Intuition liner, both solid upgrades to almost any boot.

Most of the time we'll get you in and out of the shop, boots in hand, on the same day, but there are situations where this is not the case. With cases where we need to do plastic work - punching and grinding - it takes two hours to do each punch. In these situations we'll check the boot in and get it back to you as soon as we can. If there is nobody or just a couple boots in the repair queue in front of you, we'll often have the boot back to you within 48 hours. However, when the boot repair queue gets backlogged - and from Thanksgiving to President's Day this is pretty much always the case - generally the time for turn-around is a week. Please plan accordingly. If you do have a big trip or objective planned for the winter, get in here early so we can do it right with time to spare.

Other repairs that often take longer than the allotted one hour slot are situations where screws are stripped. Stripped screws can turn a 5-minute long buckle or sole replacement into a 45 minute long process.

There is a $10 deposit fee for this appointment. This is the category where we've struggled the most with no-shows, so we figure $10 might be incentive to shoot us an email letting us know you can't make it. This fee will be applied to the cost of the adjustment, and if there is no cost we'll refund you the full $10. To cancel email larrysbootfitting@gmail.com. Cancellations up to 24 hours before appointment will be refunded the full $10. Cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment will not be refunded. There is no fee to change appointment times.

We do not charge for most adjustments within the first year of purchase, not including damage caused by misuse or wear and tear. After the first year of purchase we do charge for adjustments but at a reduced rate from our normal labor fees. There are a few exceptions to our adjustment policy that are outlined in the FAQ section.

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*A note about appointments: Our calendar operates on a rolling 30-day basis, so we're never booked up more than a month out. If you don't see a time spot that works for you, check back tomorrow, as a new day of appointments will have opened