Originally Posted by Mollulnan
I bought a new pair of ski boots for my son last week from a great company called Skiwear4less via Ebay. P&P £5.99 fine. Just looked at a pair for the Missus from another seller £15 P&P!! It pees me off when these people try to rip us off with the postage. I posted 5.5kg Standard Parcel for £8.17 this week, at that rate the ski boots must weigh 10kg!! She best gets some training in!!!
As an ex ski instructor and ski guide, I would usually advise people to buy ski boots in person from a reputable shop with experienced fitters, even better in the ski resort itself.
The reasoning behind this is that ski boots are all very different and some makes will not be suitable for some people, this would be at best uncomfortable or at worst damaging to your feet. Sometimes ski boots fitted by an experienced fitter can still hurt actually out on the slopes, and if you buy them in the resort the shop can adjust them free of charge to make them fit properly.
All the above is just my opinion, although I do have 36 years of skiing experience to back it up! Good luck with your skiing trip