Home boot fitting and when to retire

The ski season starts slowly here in North America, but I’m still happy from head to toe. Yes, feet, after every six months of glittering sandals, it’s time to bury yourself in a grillade box and closed cell foam for the next six months. You freeze, sweat a lot and then calm down again. Transport the cargo in 8 hours ride. The toes are stuck, the heels slip. Skiing and skiing are in high demand, so I will do my best to welcome you to your prison.

Early and adventurous skiing is essential for a long happy season and skiing career. I am writing this article as a suggestion and self-motivation as I will now run with some important things. Ski boots are a fluid process. I find that I want to live for a few weeks, be in shape for a month and slowly get space for the rest of my shoes. Check out WildSnow’s five basic tips for starting new sizes and stock assembly. If possible, start with a professional cobbler. They are worth every penny. The following tips will keep your ski boot healthy.

Misery in the pre-season

So you were happy with your boots in late spring, and now the heck sucks when you look for shark-free snow in the pre-season. They have a scale of 1-2 cm and the inner lining is warm made of reinforced cardboard. What does it bring? First, there are always small changes in our bodies, including our feet. Flat, non-slip summer shoes (I am an addict to flip flops) allow us to spread modern patterns. With ski boots, small changes are a big solutions.

Note the noticeable difference in fit between the 99 mm and 103 mm ski boots. A four-millimetre spread provides space for the vast majority of skiers. You can spread the millimetres on extra summer legs or calves with bare feet across the field while climbing. Yes, princess, you can feel the peas.

Your feet probably also collapsed if you were chronically dehydrated last spring and have been drinking water ever since. The most likely scenario is that you are not used to the joy of the best ski boots.

Upholstery and glitter

At the beginning of professional skills, the minor adjustment should be made to all ski resorts. Accuracy in the early season, whether physical or mental, requires patience. Allow yourself to relax. Calluses can be delivered. You can unpack gently again without water or cover. Relaxation can be easily corrected with a simple 1 mm hood panel under the lining or with a foam insert, such as a small moustache pad behind the ankle or a trapezoidal shape in front of the double chin.

Don’t be afraid to experiment only if the strain is already professionally adapted. Do you know the nylon, velcro and foam alpine ski harnesses that go between the skis? I have a very effective pillow with foam on the liner. Don’t have a lot of Bontex shoes in your garage? Take the scissors from the box of Wheaties and cut them into pieces slightly smaller than the size and shape of the bottom of the liner. Two to three pieces of glued wheat channels correspond to a 1mm Bontex board. When it is necessary to tighten the rest of the foot, I often cut the heel part of the shoe to keep my heel in the pocket. Glue the entire mid-layer directly to the heel of the backplate so that it does not slip backwards.


Be proactive and experiment with pads and pads to keep your feet happy. You can remove these small adjustments at any time. I hit the middle of the ski mission and tore or adjusted the misplaced pillow. Your partners will understand.

Fist and shell mode

Environmental changes can and should be made quickly. Your legs aren’t changing fast enough to need a punch after half a season of skiing. Either it was used all the time (i.e. it worked, rather late than never) or the power is broken. You should be able to squeeze the bone extension to make it less noticeable instead of lengthening the mantle. Wider or longer should allow movement and become a cyclical problem.

New clothes

Someday you need a new layer. The number of days you can take off a shoe depends largely on the foam quality, departure times and line rotation (tourist skiing with boots?). Conversely, a Zipfit boat I used in mountain boots for over 200 days while on a ski patrol still resides in a friend’s boots, capturing the 400-day mark. Say what you will say about the healthy choices made at the time, the thing is, light aircraft are consuming faster. If you’re unnecessarily busy and crowded or have games and hot spots, it’s time to check out the charger and talk about a new booty. I wore professional boots but came back with slippers with a warm model. It is very easy to avoid two hands that are not yours.

If you’re lucky enough to have a shiny boot or an old tight-fitting towel, try replacing the towel. A woven shoe of soft boots often matches perfectly with your newest lightweight and thinner slippers. The impressive weight of the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro is achieved with four buttons with an extremely lightweight lining. I have found that it is not enough for the solid shell; pre-printed after a few days and reminded me exactly where my spinal cord is. I launched this 200g aircraft on the Alien RS and thought it was a great addition and upgrade.


Blisters usually result from acceptable problems causing a sock to move against the skin. That’s why a proper sock along with some stuffing can be of great help. I’ve been a ski trip evangelist for a while, especially notable for my extremely thin bird legs. My favourite right now is the Dissent GFX compression range. CEP was great for me too. If you get a blister, take a few days of work until it heals.

Remove the ski boots

With a handbook of skill and dedication, you can get your horses out of the daily race. Sometimes it is better to put them on grass. The aforementioned Scarpa Alien RS had two very good seasons where 106mm skiing moved. You are on your third level and the plastic is hanging in the wind. After installing a broken BOA system in one, I removed both and inserted less comfortable nuclear cables that hold the foot tighter and improve performance. Despite my best efforts, I can accept that they are being monitored. I always roll forward and swing through the ring, which also pushes my heels into the heel shell, where the third genetic line is missing. Like lightweight lines, lightweight plastic has a shorter lifespan.

There is no perfect rule as to when it is possible to buy a new ski boot. If you hurt your boots, it will probably take time. If shoes are a functional barrier behind, it’s time. Think about the hours, money and passion you devote to skiing. Invest in yourself and the rest of your vibration. You will be amazed at how much you will love your skis when you will be able to handle them. For those who don’t benefit, even if your boots are in good condition, consider upgrading them. Only in the last four years have we seen great progress.

Take care of your feet; they are your lifelong bond for skiing, sacrificing yourself every day for your passionate pursuits. Identify problems and correct them immediately. If a possible solution is reversible, it is useless to try at least.

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