(Editor’s Note – This original blog post from November 2014 has been updated to reflect current ski boot fitting practices.)
How tight should a ski boot fit and how important is a custom ski boot fitting?
Have you ever had a ski boot fit so uncomfortable that you’re sure the only solution is amputation? Before things get that drastic you should consider asking for professional ski boot fitting advice.
When it comes to finding the right ski boot fit, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Ski Boots Should Not Be Painful
First and foremost it is important to realize that not only should your ski boots not cause you pain, but also the ski boot fit (or ill-fit) can drastically affect your skiing ability.
Too many times have we encountered skiers that are struggling needlessly to overcome poor fitting ski boots.
- Ski boots too big can cause a skier to have limited control over their skis and can result in toe bang as your foot moves around in the boot.
- Ski boots too small can cause cramping and lack of circulation; one of the leading causes of cold feet.
In order to help you avoid having to cut your heli skiing days short due to pain caused by ill fitting ski boots this season, our Northern Escape Heli Skiing staff caught up with 25-year veteran ski boot fitter Glen Delboscoe, who laid out a ski boot fitting guide and shared a story of an extreme reaction to sore feet. Read more