In the movie world, sequels don’t often measure up to the originals. Need I say more than “Little Fockers” or “Grown Ups 2?” Occasionally, though, the sequel knocks it out of the park to become the new standard, like “The Godfather Part II” or “The Empire Strikes Back.”
In the world of ski boots, that blockbuster hit from the ’80s and ’90s — rear-entry boots — is making a triumphant return to market after a decades-long slumber, much to the delight of a surging demographic of older skiers who struggle getting their boots on and off.
Early reviews indicate this is a sequel that might just outperform the original cult classic.
“We are seeing the rear-entry trend in the store,” said Tom Favro, store manager at Northern Ski Works in Ludlow, Vt. “People are calling and stopping in looking for rear-entry boots. We’ve sold quite a few of them.”