How to choose your ski boots?

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Choosing your ski boots is an important step. Ski boots are an essential part of your skiing experience. It is important to choose the right pair of boots to meet your comfort and precision requirements. Putting on your ski boots should be a pleasure!

You must respect 3 essential criteria:

  • The length of the shell
  • The volume of the shoe
  • The flex or hardness of the shoe

Length or size

The length of the shell corresponds to your shoe size. It is important to choose a pair of shoes that fits your size and not a larger one. This is not at all synonymous with comfort, as it can cause painful friction on the slopes.

Volume

The same applies to the size of the shoe. The width of your foot and the height of your instep should be respected. A shoe that is too wide will not hold your foot properly. The shoe will not be more comfortable and will be less responsive. A shoe that is too narrow will compress your foot and impede your blood circulation, which will result in a painful and cold foot.

Flex

Finally, the flex or hardness of the shoe depends on your morphology and your level. The flex is between 70 and 130. The higher the flex, the stiffer the shoe. If you choose a boot that is too stiff, you will not be able to bend it and therefore “go ahead”, which can affect your posture. You will not be able to control your skis properly. Similarly, a boot that is too soft will not transmit your energy to the ski and may also throw you off balance.

Now you know how to choose the right ski boots. You are ready to enjoy the ski slopes! Prosneige also offers a bootfitting service, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment with our team of specialists for advice or adjustments.