How To Custom Fit Ski Boots? [Expert Review!]

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Many people have asked about custom fitting ski boots. So today I am going to walk you through the process of taking your everyday running or walking boots and transforming them into ski boots that will have you skiing in no time.

It takes a bit of work, but it is extremely doable, and it’s a great way to have some fun in the snow while also being environmentally friendly.

To make things easy for you, I have compiled a list of all the necessary information that you need to know. We are going to cover each part of the process one by one, and at the end you will have your new, custom-fitted ski boots. Let’s get started.

Take Your Everyday Walking Boots

You wake up, excited about the day ahead. You have a long run planned with a friend, a cruise on the lake is on the calendar, and you are looking forward to getting some fresh powder on your favorite ski resort. So you lace up your walking boots and prepare for your day. As you walk across the parking lot to your car, you notice something is different. Your feet feel heavy, and it takes more effort to walk in these boots. You look down and see that they have been altered to fit your foot size. It seems trivial, but this is indeed a very special moment, because now your everyday walking boots are no longer just ‘good enough’. You have made them fit for walking on the slopes, and that is exactly what you are going to do. You are going to take them out for a spin and see how they perform on the slopes. Does the fit seem perfect? Does the feeling of sturdiness and security when walking on the snow make you feel like a new person? How does your skiing partner react to these magical boots? Do they not want to take them off your feet once you have fitted them? These are questions you have to find the answers to if you want to have fun on your ski holiday.

Find The Right Shoes

As we have mentioned above, your everyday walking boots have been altered to make them fit for skiing. This means that they no longer fit for just walking around the city or the country. You are going to need special ski shoes to go with these beauties. This is where the fun begins. Once you have gotten used to the feeling of wearing these incredible boots, you can start searching for the right pair of ski shoes to go with them. Remember: the aim of this journey is to have fun, and you want to find a pair of ski shoes that make you feel like a pro! So ask other enthusiasts for their opinions, read online reviews, and check out the demo videos of the products you are interested in. You can find a variety of branded and unbranded shoes, and there are also dedicated ski stores that can help you find the right pair for your needs. Do not hesitate to ask the salesperson to try on a few pairs of shoes for you, so that you can see how they feel.

Sizing Your Feet Correctly

In the above scenario, you have followed a tried and tested process, and your everyday walking boots have been altered to fit the slopes. Naturally, you will want to do the same for your ski boots, but this is where things get a bit more complicated. Getting your feet right for skiing is not as easy as taking off a few pounds or adding some cushioning in the boot. Your ski boots need to fit your body and your feet perfectly, otherwise you will surely have some negative experiences. Let’s start by taking off your everyday shoes and socks and washing your feet, then you can put on the special ‘winter’ footware, which consists of insulated socks and heavy duty plastic or wool boots. Remember: your feet swell during the night, and this is why you should take your shoes and socks off at night and leave on in the morning. This provides your feet with some time to settle and relax, so that they do not hurt when you put them on in the morning. After you have washed your feet, you can measure them to find out which size of ski boot you need.

Take Your Time

Custom-fitting your ski boots should not be rushed, because the last thing you want to do is damage your feet by wearing improper footwear. You are a pro-skier now, and you have the skills and the equipment to do your job properly. Do not be in a hurry to get your boots altered, because you will surely end up hurting yourself, causing you to take longer to recover than expected. So take your time, measure your feet a couple of times during the day, so that you can find the best fit possible, and enjoy the experience without any problems. Wearing the right equipment is essential, so make sure you are equipped with everything necessary, as we mentioned above. Once you have found the right pair of shoes and socks, you can begin the process of taking your everyday walking boots and making them fit for walking on the slopes. Do not forget to measure your feet prior to altering your boots, and do not rush the process. Remember: being able to ski is not an easy achievement, and you should feel proud of yourself for being able to master this skill.

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