Maximize Comfort & Performance
For skiers and snowboards alike, perhaps no other equipment selection can have a bigger impact on your overall experience than your boots. They’re responsible for transferring energy from your body to your skis or board, providing feedback from the snow surface, and keeping your feet warm and protected. How well they perform these duties depends on how well they fit. Properly fit boots can improve comfort, increase performance, and help avoid injury. Whether you’re purchasing new boots or seeking to improve the fit of your current pair, consider a professional fitting to maximize your enjoyment on the slopes.
When Should You Get Fit?
The best time to take advantage of boot fitting services is prior to making a purchase. Our experienced fitters can discuss your specific goals, take measurements of your foot anatomy, assess your stance and balance, and suggest several models to try on. Plan to spend about an hour with us, and be sure to bring along your favorite pair of socks. And, if you’ve owned boots previously, bring your old pair with you—they can help your fitter make a more informed recommendation.
Our Boot Fitting Services
Our friendly staff have the expertise to help guide you towards the best fitting equipment. When recommending ski and snowboard boots, we’ll help narrow down the options based on your priorities—whether it’s being as comfortable as possible, achieving your best performance, or finding the perfect balance of both. Once a selection has been made, we offer additional services, such as stance alignment, heat molding, custom insoles, and shell modification, as well as care and storing information, to ensure you receive the maximum enjoyment and lifespan from your new equipment.
3D Foot Scanning
The company behind the 3D Foot software has scanned the inside of nearly every ski boot on the market. After adapting the selection parameters to your requirements, we can virtually overlay the 3D scan of the ski boot onto the scan of your lower limb from the analysis stage. Pressure areas are identified straightaway, as are areas where there may be too much room in the boot for you. The boot fitter may also recommend some ski boots based off their own intuition and knowledge regarding shell manipulation and modification.
Our boot fitter will usually start with two ski boots for you to try. Before the ski boot even goes on your foot, the boot liner is pulled out and we perform was called a shell check or shell sizing. This is crucial to the process as it allows your boot fitter to see if the shell is a good match for your foot. It also removes the liner from the equation which is important because the shell is the true indicator of the size of a boot and a liner will mould and compress throughout its lifetime.
If the choice in size is looking good then it’s time for a direct comparison between the two initial options by putting one of each boot on your feet. Based on your feedback at this stage in the boot fit you will now either try on the pair ‘winning’ boots or compare to a third option. Trying on more than three boots can lead to confusion and will unnecessarily lengthen the process.
At this point, the best solution should be clear, and now it’s time to move forward onto customizing and personalizing your boots for the ultimate in comfort and performance. We would most likely looking at getting you custom footbeds and liners. After all is said and done, it's now time for you to go out onto the slopes and break in your new boots!
Put Your Best Foot Forward
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