When buying ski boots we always recommend that you travel to our store and have one of our professional boot fitters fit your feet. They will be able to guide you and can offer professional advice. These days, many boots also need to be heat moulded to custom fit the liner to your feet - this requires special equipment and needs to be done by a qualified fitter.
Your ski boots are the most important piece of equipment you will use when skiing. They are the foundation that transfers the technique and power to the skis. Your ski boots need to be as supportive, balanced and as comfortable as possible. Ski boots are designed to minimise lateral ankle movement and provide appropriate resistance to forward flex, generating power through the boot to the ski. They should be supportive of your foot and lower leg so that maximum performance is achieved and therefore, you need them to be fitted professionally.
Ski boot fitters must have an in depth knowledge of foot analysis, be proficient in customising ski boot shells and liners, be able to create effective foot beds, use a variety of boot fitting tools, use custom fitted liners and have a good knowledge of biomechanics, including alignment. Experience and training also enables a ski boot fitter to problem solve. We have the tools to enable our fully trained fitters to fit your ski boots and stock a good selection of boots to enable them to do a professional job.
Please note that a ski boot fitting takes time – it may take more than an hour, so allow yourself plenty of time.