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boot shopping in seattle

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where would you go if you had a saturday afternoon in seattle or the surroundings) to try on boots, especially if you had funky big feet.

 

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Feathered Friends and the downtown REI are within walking distance of each other and will give you a very good taste of what's out there between the two.

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second ascent in ballard usually has someone there who knows what they are talking about, plus good deals on new boots and even better deals on used or aftermarket boots.

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i wish i had size 11's unfortunalty i have a funky shaped size 12 1/2. living were i do, i've never had the benifit of a good boot fitter.

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Most every shop in the area is limited on models and sizes. REI in Seattle, FF across the street and Marmot in Bellevue are all good but still limited in models.

 

Likely the best place for a good mtn boot selection in the seattle area is Whittaker's in Ashford on the way to Rainier.

 

http://www.whittakermountaineering.com/cnav/3/footwear

 

Being a simalar size the other best place in Seattle to shop for boots is Zappos, seriously.

 

http://www.zappos.com/climbing-boots?zfcTest=navAndThumbs:0

 

 

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Most every shop in the area is limited on models and sizes. REI in Seattle, FF across the street and Marmot in Bellevue are all good but still limited in models.

 

Likely the best place for a good mtn boot selection in the seattle area is Whittaker's in Ashford on the way to Rainier.

 

http://www.whittakermountaineering.com/cnav/3/footwear

 

Being a simalar size the other best place in Seattle to shop for boots is Zappos, seriously.

 

http://www.zappos.com/climbing-boots?zfcTest=navAndThumbs:0

 

 

Thanks - Zappos is great for a lot of things, but i'd need some work done as part of the fitting and that's a service that's tuff to get over the interweb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.sierratradingpost.com/d/4685_Mens-Climbing-Shoes.html

 

There are a pair of plastics size 12.5 on sale

 

these http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/4685,2015T_Scarpa-Omega-Mountaineering-Boots-Pebax-For-Men.html in 12.5/13.5 don't fit. the length is fine need the shell blown-out along my little toe (even after baking the liner), which is tuff to do on line or by mail order.

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From my own experience no one listed so far will be able to really custom fit a pair of boots for you locally.

 

The guy to talk to is Martin at Sturtevants in Bellevue.

Best to call and make an appointment with Marin I suspect. If you can, talk to him before you fly in so he'll know what to be be prepared for. I have had him do a couple pairs of boots. Generally takes an hr. or so.

 

http://www.sturtevants.com/Sturtevants in Bellevue

 

I heard he was leaving Sturtevant's this spring to open his own fitting business. North Bend..may be? Which is a few minutes from DT Seattle and a bit east of Bellevue. I don't know if that has happened yet. But he is worth hunting down if you want a really good fit done. The guy is magic with ski and climbing boots imo.

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The guy to talk to is Martin at Sturtevants in Bellevue.

Best to call and make an appointment with Marin I suspect. If you can, talk to him before you fly in so he'll know what to be be prepared for. I have had him do a couple pairs of boots. Generally takes an hr. or so.

 

http://www.sturtevants.com/Sturtevants in Bellevue

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