Used Telemark Ski Boots
FritzRay last edited by toby
Johntp, or anyone else here. I have two pairs of old tele boots I am giving away. You pay USPS Priority Mail shipping & one or both pair are yours.
The oldes pair date to 1982. Asolo Extreme boots, size 8 1/2, although I think they fit like a size 9. This was THE tele boot until plastic boots for tele-skiing came out. I used these a lot for both backcountry tours & downhill skiing at places like Sun Valley, Snowbird, Alta, & Park City. Very comfortable & I never blew out the metal plates in the lug soles. Included is a pair of nice snug-fitting unlined over-gators.
OK, OK, I beat the soles up a little bit, but the plates are still intact.
The plastic tele boots are Garmonts dating to about 1995, with a comfy removable lace up inner bootie. About size 8 1/2. The only size I see on them is 27 - 28.5, but they fit a little more snugly than the Asolos. It appears the shells have a very light layer of oxidation on them, but they seem very solid. I used these mostly for lift-service skiing, since they are stiff, although they do have a "climbing-release" that allows some movement in the upper cuff. Soles are in very good shape, with an intact metal plate.
I think those were what I wore BITD and they were my size then. My feet have kind of splayed a bit since and now I mostly wear a size 9 in trail runners.
Wonder what the size 27-28.5 is based on; doesn't fit euro sizing for US8.5.
What size trail runner do you use and do the boots still fit you?
I'm currently wearing size 10 in KEEN & 10 1/2 in OBOZ, but as you know old feet get longer & I enjoy a looser fit, I was sized a 9 1/2 D last year on a Brannock Device foot sizer.
My right foot is a little longer & with a pair of heavy hiking socks, I just tried on the right Extreme. Too tight these daze, by at least a half size.
I noticed there were a fair number of Asolo Extreme boots similar to mine on EBay & the Sold button shows a fair number selling at moderate prices. Mine are now visiting EBay for the next 10 days, for $17.95 opening bid, plus USPS Priority Mail shipping. eBay item number: 153703050525
I'm a little confused. You wear a 10 to 10-1/2 and these are 8-1/2? Are they marked 8-1/2?
I'd be willing to give them a shot; like the idea of boots already broken in.
FritzRay last edited by FritzRay
@johntp! Per my last post, they are currently on EBay, where there is a photo of the boot marked Italy & 8 1/2, which I will add here. Please read ALL of my below posts for foot size change information.
Read your posts about foot size change. Headed to ebay now...
Are these yours?
Nope. Mine are on EBay for $17.95. Here's the link. https://www.ebay.com/itm/153703050525
johntp last edited by johntp
I won! Here's hopin' they fit.
@johntp! Me too. If not, you can return them for a refund, but I am not losing money on return postage.
Fingers crossed for a fit.