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  1. #841
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Not sure I'm interested in the sole protectors for my ski boots. I've had them before, but if I don't have a bag in the lodge to put them in, I'm not interested in putting the mud and snow covered devices in my jacket pocket.
    Luckily I ski with a backpack all the time, so they just go in there. Usually they're mostly just wet after walking up to the lift (walking on snow in the base area around the lifts helps clean any mud/dirt off). Bang them together a couple times and the snow comes off. For someone worried about them being dirty though, you could always just keep a plastic bag with you to put them in inside your pocket so the pocket itself doesn't get dirty.

  2. #842
    How much walking does one have to do to destroy ski boots? Seems like a solution looking for a legitimate problem unless you do an awful LOT of walking in ski boots. Like over-the-top.
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  3. #843
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    How much walking does one have to do to destroy ski boots? Seems like a solution looking for a legitimate problem unless you do a LOT of walking in ski boots.
    I certainly don't have a discreet answer for you, but I will say walking on patio though villages/streets out west does noticeable damage. If you plan on doing your days at Plattekill, you need not worry, but if you plan on putting a couple miles on pavement walking from your car to the snow this year, it's a different story.

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  4. #844
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    How much walking does one have to do to destroy ski boots? Seems like a solution looking for a legitimate problem unless you do an awful LOT of walking in ski boots. Like over-the-top.
    I destroyed my boots by walking in them as I always boot up at the car. It took 10 years or roughly 350 ski days. If replacement sole plates were still available they could be saved.

  5. #845
    I've been booting up in the parking lot for years. There are advantages and disadvantages. Depends a lot if you're planning to stay for Apres where it would be nice to change. And even when we do that, I just take a walk to the car and put my skis away and do a quick change at the car. I'm not a fan of carrying a lot of extra gear either to the lodge or on me as I ski. Clearly though, I'm going to have to get used to carrying a few more things this season. Maybe a sandwich. Honestly though, I think the biggest issue for me is going to be hydration. I can't imagine carrying a bottle of water.


  6. #846
    Quote Originally Posted by zyk View Post
    I destroyed my boots by walking in them as I always boot up at the car. It took 10 years or roughly 350 ski days. If replacement sole plates were still available they could be saved.
    Renting on the shuttle route at Sugarbush, going up and down to Bravo 50 times a year did a number on my boots.

  7. #847
    Quote Originally Posted by nhskier1969 View Post
    Renting on the shuttle route at Sugarbush, going up and down to Bravo 50 times a year did a number on my boots.
    Anyone tried this type of device? Seem kinda like creepy-crawlers for adding to regular boots for walking on ice.
    https://www.rei.com/product/435109/seirus-cat-tracks
    Ski Season is too short

  8. #848
    yes I said on page 21 that I've used Cat Tracks for years. I had to replace my soles on my fisher ranger vacuum boots after about 7 years because I didn't always use them. SOmetimes I park 20 feet from the snow, so they don't get used then.
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  9. #849
    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    I have driven in ski boots, not more than a couple miles. It really depends on the car. SUV's and minivans aren't that bad. Sedans are not really feasible. Obviously anything with a clutch is impossible.
    I've driven a five-speed XTerra in ski boots plenty of times. The only significant issue with that particular setup was catching the buckles on the plastic around the footwell.

    With a manual Subaru and tele boots, it does take an extra bit of care to get the clutch depressed all the way to the floor so you can start the car, but it's entirely doable.

    Upshifting a motorcycle is a bit tricky; downshifting isn't so bad, but you obviously don't have a lot of feel for it. I've been told it's not as bad with a heel-toe shifter.

    Definitely easier with an automatic with a lot of space around the pedals and traction control/ABS, though.
    Disclaimer: Unless otherwise noted, I speak only for myself, unless I'm saying something incredibly dumb, in which case I didn't say anything and you're hallucinating.

  10. #850
    Quote Originally Posted by Glade Monkey View Post
    Anyone tried this type of device? Seem kinda like creepy-crawlers for adding to regular boots for walking on ice.
    https://www.rei.com/product/435109/seirus-cat-tracks
    Yes...those are the exact ones I use.

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