Generally known as the best boot fitter in Seattle, knowledgeable, thorough, good value.
Best boot fitter in the country. Custom fitting, alignment and canting done right.
Great boot fitting option in Seattle. He will work with you to make your boots work for you.Original recommendation
Jim is incredibly knowledgeable. He is terrifically easy to work with. Without question, this was the best boot fitting experience I have had in 35 years of skiing. If you aren't happy with your fit, go see him as soon as you can. Honestly a no-brainer.Original recommendation
I got home from a backcountry ski trip with raw meat for heels and was desperate for help. A quick search revealed Jim at Custom Boot Service. The reviews sounded too good to be true and I was also a little worried that a fitting was going to cost more than my boots, but fear of missing out on our limited dry snow got me to book an appointment. Jim was able to get me in just a few days later and it turned out it was just several blocks from my house, bonus!Original recommendation
At the fitting Jim deftly addressed the blister issues and went on to share all kinds of amazing knowledge about static and dynamic movement. Jim corrected some forward/backwards imbalance with some heel shims and then educated me about the different heights of different bindings which explained many of the problems I've been struggling with.
I didn't end up needing any custom footbeds, so my bill was incredibly reasonable--less than a lift ticket and way more valuable. If you need custom footbeds it sounds like that will cost a couple hundred dollars.
I highly recommend a visit to Jim even if you don't think you have a boot fit issue. I bet you'll come away with some advice and/or tweak that will vastly improve your skiing.
Jim is a master when it comes to setting you up correctly in ski boots and factors in the bindings and human mechanics. Don't waste your time, just go straight to Jim. Our entire family of hard core skiers have been seeing Jim for ever and he never disappoints. We always walk out of there ready to attack the hill with more power and no pain. A properly set up boot binding combo will have you skiing way stronger and more efficient. Thanks Jim!!!Original recommendation
Let's say you ski 30 days a year, and want to keep getting better. And you spend $500 a year on ski lessons at vacation resorts, and they help some, but you feel like you've mostly plateaued.Original recommendation
The issue might be your gear, and in particular your boots. You may have the flashiest skis, and the orange-est boots, but if the alignment of them doesn't match the way your body naturally stands (which is very unlikely btw), then you are going to have issues. Potentially big issues. If you come home from a day of skiing and your quads and/or calves ache severely but most everything else feels fine, that is a hint.
Spend a couple of hundred with Jim to get yourself analyzed and straightened out, you'll be amazed. He worked wonders with my boots.