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Ski Boots For Wide Calves

The great thing about people is that we are all different, but this does present some issues for skiers, especially when it comes to ski boot fitting. One of the most common complaints I hear from people looking for new ski boots is that they’ve never been able to find a comfortable boot because they have wide calves, so they just accept that they will have to cope with hot spots and other pain while skiing. If you have the same mindset, abandon those negative thoughts, because there are few different ways to accommodate athletic calves.

Start by looking for a boot with a short cuff and consider getting a custom insole with a heel lift to bring the shaft of the leg slightly out of the boot. This will allow the boots to make contact with the lower leg and narrower part of the calves, enhancing fit and comfort.

You should also consider adding a custom liner that fits into any shell and can be molded by a professional to accommodate any extra room.

Although custom insoles and liners are great solutions for issues with fit, it really helps to start with the right boot. It is strongly advised that you consult with a knowledgeable boot-fitter to ensure that you are getting the best recommendations for your anatomy. In case you don’t have the ability to meet with an expert at Christy Sports, here are few models to start your boot search with:

Men’s Ski Boots:

Fischer Hybrid 12 Vacuum Fit Ski Boot

Fischer Hybrid 12 Vacuum Fit Ski Boot (**Not Sold Online**)

Tecnica Ten.2 120 HVL Ski Boot

Tecnica Ten.2 120 HVL Ski Boot

Atomic Live Fit 130 Ski Boot

Atomic Live Fit 130 Ski Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apex MC-2 Ski Boot

Apex MC-2 Ski Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Ski Boots:

Fischer Hybrid W 8+ Vacuum Fit Ski Boot

Fischer Hybrid W 8+ Vacuum Fit Ski Boot (**Not Sold Online**)

Head Dream 80W Ski Boot

Head Dream 80W Ski Boot

Atomic Live Fit 90 Ski Boot

Atomic Live Fit 90 Ski Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apex ML-3 Ski Boot

Apex ML-3 Ski Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

These models are by no means a cure-all, but we’ve found them to be a good starting point in our shops. If the fit of your ski boots has been an issue in the past, visit a shop and get fit by a professional. At Christy Sports, we guarantee every boot we fit in our shops. This includes any molding, liners, parts, and labor. Have you found solutions for boot fit issues? Help fellow skiers by sharing them in the comments below.

Christy Sports Powder Daze Sale

“Will summer ever end?” isn’t something most people ask. If this thought crosses your mind regularly, it’s because you’re one of us. You prefer altitude to sea level, snowpants to boardshorts and a goggle tan to an even one. You dream of slashing through beautiful white powder when it’s 90 degrees, and have definitely been guilty of cranking the A/C to remember how right your winter getup feels. You won’t have to abuse your thermostat for much longer, old man winter is on his way back. Until then, there is a twelve-day respite from your summertime sadness. The Christy Sports Powder Daze Sale gives winter its moment in the sun. (Don’t worry, we have A/C too.)

Maybe you’re one of the many new residents moving to Denver every month on the premise of snowfall measured in feet rather than inches. Maybe you’re a Colorado native that knows these Rocky Mountains better than your own siblings. Or maybe you fall somewhere in the middle. Whether you fall into one of these groups, or another one entirely, Powder Daze has something for everyone.

If you’re new to the Colorado snowsports scene, you might be looking to pick up snowboard or ski gear at a bargain price. And you’re in luck; Powder Daze has gear marked down to the extreme. I’m talking up to 70% off top of the line equipment! If this isn’t your first rodeo and the state of your equipment proves it, maybe you’re looking to talk to an expert that is up on all the latest tech. At Powder Daze, you’ll be surrounded by them. Our team is made up of folks just like you; who live to ski and snowboard, and know the gear they sell because they use it every chance they get. If your set up is already dialed for next year, drop in for the atmosphere and to talk shop with some of the most passionate skiers and riders in The Rockies.

Regardless of where you fall on a scale of “I’m new to town” to “I’ve been skiing these mountain since before they had names,” you’re going to need a ski pass. Powder Daze has got you covered here too. The likes of Copper, Winter Park, Steamboat, A-Basin and many more will be onsite to hook it up with their best deals of the season. See the full list of resorts and exclusive deals here.

If you’re one of us, I would highly suggest jumping on the Christy Sports’ email list. I’m not saying there’s an early access V.I.P. event or anything, but…you’ll never know if you aren’t on the list. Sign up here; you’ll be glad you did. If you don’t want to miss a minute of the action, give us a follow on your favorite social media. All our posts will be tagged with #PowderDaze, and if you want to share an exceptional find or story with us, yours should be too.

The Details

Who: Christy Sports and You

What: Deals you have to see to believe! Skis, snowboards, outerwear, accessories and passes marked up to 70% off

Where: Christy Sports Event Center – 8601 W Cross Drive Littleton, CO 80123

When: August 28th – September 8th, 10am-8pm

Why: Great deals, great people, good vibes.

P.S. If you can’t make it to Powder Daze in Denver or the other two locations (Dillon|Steamboat), you can still capitalize on the great deals by shopping the sale online beginning August 19, 2015.