Zelda and I spent the day in the car traveling in a driving rainstorm to visit Steiner’s Sports. It was well worth the trip. We went to the Valatie store. It’s an unassuming building on the right as you come into town from I90.
We’d made the decision this off-season to move Zelda to alpine gear in the hope that we could spend more time skiing together and share more terrain. I know little about fixed-heel gear, but had always assumed the boots were less than comfortable. I’ve seen countless alpiners, unbuckle their boots at every opportunity. You really never see telefolk doing this and I came to the conclusion that the boots must be less comfortable.
On the recommendation of Highpeaksdrifter we decided to check out Steiner’s, home to Garrick — the boot fitting master. Last month we picked out a pair of Technica Boots in the Glenmont store, and today they were waiting for us when we arrived for a 1pm appointment with Garrick.