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Ski boots


Ski boots

Ski boots are specialized footwear which you use in skiing and they provide you a way to attach the skier to skis by use of bindings.

Basically the construction of all ski boots is similar, lying of a rigid polyurethane shell, with a soft removable inner; actually boots are front-entry and this furnishes optimum control and precision.

When it comes to Rear-entry now boots no longer made by the manufacturers. But probably you can find an old pair for rent in certain shops in the Alps. Originally Skis boots were made of leather and resembled standard boots, but as skiing became more specialized as a form of recreation, ski boots also did it. Nowadays, ski boots practically has been categorised as Alpine skiing, Nordic or Randoneé/Alpine Touring.

For instance Boots for downhill (Alpine, Randoneé, and Telemark) are generally composed of a hard plastic shell with a softer foam liner to provide warmth and comfort. Regarding liners, thick harder liners provide more precision, while a soft liner will be more comfortable and provide more insulation while thinner. In recent years, manufactures of skis have focused on comfort and they have opted by the use of conformable linings.

Usually beginners prefer a softer and more padded boot, while more advanced skiers generally prefer a stiffer boot with a thinner liner. Since softer boots are able to be flexed with less pressure applied to the cuff making them a good choice for lighter or less aggressive skiers and translates into a more forgiving ride. This quality is also useful when efficiency and comfort during touring is a concern.

How to choose ski boots
Ski boots types
Ski boot fit
 How to choose ski boots
Consider certain factors such as technical skills and type of skiing to choose the right boots or use a guideline.
 Ski boots types
There are different types such as rear-entry, front-entry, and the mid-entry ski boots so take your time to choose the right.
 Ski boot fit
Boots provide support to feet and protect skiers from injuries so it is important to have the right ski boot fit.