> He needs size 24 boots. These are sizes available for ***s.
> Now, is there a reason why I should stick to junior gear
> rather than ***'s? There seem to be a lot more
> variety and bargains on *** gear, e.g.,there are tons of
> size 24 women's boots on ebay.
> Besides being cheaply made and not able to withstand much
> weight, what's the advantage of junior gear?
> More specifically, if I got him a pair of those size 24
> women's boots, would it be a disaster waiting to happen?
(ebay) Sounds like throwing $$ away to me!!
2. I have a (short) 13 year old son who is also in a 24 boot. One of the
main differences between a ladies and men's boot is in the boot height and
stiffness. You do NOT want to get a "tall" boot that comes right up to the
knee- this is a major contributor to broken legs. Look for something that is
mid-calf in high. This is also why you need to fit the boots to your kid!
Some Junior gear is beginner gear, some is high quality racing and /or
Not all of it is cheap stuff unless you are possibly purchasing entry level
recreational junk. *** gear is going to be too stiff for him unless he
weighs 100+ pounds and is a super aggressive skier. Heck, I ski in junior
racing boots!! Anyway, most kids trash their gear or outgrow in a season or
two anyway. Come to think of it, both of my boys are in ladie's boots....