People’s feet are as unique as they are, which means proper Boot Fitting takes time and expertise to do right. We want our skiers to enjoy their day in the most comfortable boots available without sacrificing performance.
In addition to finding the right fit to maximize comfort, each skier will need different specifications in their boots to ensure they get the performance they want out of it. Your ability level, terrain preferences, physique, and personal preferences are all very important factors that we account for as we find you your perfect boot.
There are several key aspects in ski boot technology that we hone in on and fine-tune for your particular needs during your boot fitting. By doing so, we are able to culminate a comprehensive boot profile and pick out the best fitting boots for you.
A skilled boot fitter will be able to harmonize these various aspects to find a boot that caters to your desired experience, whereas a less knowledgeable Boot Fitter may hinder you from it.
Whether you are a beginner skier- seeking maximum comfort to get you through the learning curve, or an expert looking to upgrade their gear to expand their ability on different terrains, a custom boot fitting is a necessary first step. The right boots will act as a helpful and responsive liaison between your body and your skis, and keep you more in tune with your skiing groove.
Explore some aspects of boot fitting below!
There are several factors that affect the flex of the boot that is right for the skier. Flex means how far your leg is able to push forward while in the boot.
A large majority of boots have moldable linings which allows us to ride a stiffer boot with the added comfort of the molded liner that takes up the space between your foot and the boot to provide support that caters to the exact shape of your foot.
They are exactly what they sound like: a pocket at the back of your boot to secure and hold your heel. To properly fit your foot in a boot, you should bend your knees and rock back and forth to encourage your heels all the way into the heel pocket at the back of your boot. It should feel like a neck pillow around your ankle!
Lack of knowledge of Heel Pockets can present pitfalls of boot fitting that cause issues:
There are three main types of boot design:
Typically for Beginners, Rear- Entry boots are easy to take on and off, and provide plenty of comfort for the skier. However, they may not provide the support that a higher ability skier may need, particularly if they are an aggressive skier.
Most ski boots are Front- Entry, or Overlap boots, where the front of the boot pulls all the way out to allow the foot to slide in. Front- Entry boots often have three or four buckles securing the structure of the boot once your foot is inside.
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