You skis boots should never ruin your day out on the slopes. Did you know many common complaints about ski boots can be remedied by knowledge of the proper way to put your boots on? Our Christy Sports boot fitters are happy to show you some methods and for those problems that just can’t be solved by rearranging the buckles, our team is standing by to troubleshoot so your time on the mountain is more enjoyable. Check out some of the top complaints we hear about ski boots and how they can be fixed:
Ski Boot Pain- The Top 5 Complaints
- Cold feet
Spending the day with your feet covered in snow is bound to bring a little chill to your toes right? While sub-freezing temperatures may be necessary for the perfect pow day, suffering from freezing feet are not. Still, cold feet are one of the most common complaints from skiers. The best remedy for cold feet is ensuring you have a properly fitting boot to optimize circulation. Boot warmers can also help keep your tootsies toasty in the cold of winter.
- Toes (Black Toe or 6th Toe)
Toes may be small but keeping them comfy in a ski boot is crucial to making the most of your day out there. Having an ill-fitting boot can put your toes in a bad position, causing you pain and perhaps one or two less toe nails. If you’re experience fleeting toe nails, the boot is most likely too big for your foot and is causing your toe to hit the end or you are compensating by lifting your toe up. If your boot is too narrow, it can lead to toe pain and poor circulation. But not too worry, an experienced boot fitter can punch out the toe box, widening it for a more optimal fit.
- Ankle/ Arch Support
We all want to feel supported, in life and in our ski boot. Not enough support in your boot can lead to a multitude of discomfort and pain. Often, a custom foot bed will solve support issues as they are sculpted to your exact foot, whether you have a high arch or flat feet. It’s impossible to create one ski boot that meets the support needs of every skier, which is why adding in a custom element is so helpful.
- Heel Lift (Moving around inside the boot)
It’s common for skiers to pick out a boot that “feels good” when they slip it on in the shop. But what is comfortable on a boot bench often isn’t the best fit for out on the mountain. Your ski boot shouldn’t fit like a slipper, but should snuggly hold your foot in place. Buying a boot that’s too roomy might spell out trouble later, as a lifting heel or a sloshing foot often leads to the other ailments mentioned. If the boot fits but the heel cup is too wide, your boot fitter can solve that with boot fitting aids such as a heel wedge.
- Acute pain points
A dull ache is common in a new ski boot as you are packing it out and breaking it in. But when a dull ache turns into a pain you can pinpoint, there may be a problem. The solution might be as simple as a wrinkle in your sock but could require a little more expertise. The boot your heart is telling you to choose may not be the one that’s actually best for you so it’s helpful to have a pro there to help guide your instincts.
A ski boot can make or break your bluebird day, you deserve to be comfortable and confident in your boot whether you’re a beginner just settling into your skis or have been shredding most of your life. Tecnica is a brand that’s all about providing skiers with great-fitting ski boots. Check it out!
Tecnica & a Great Boot Fit Go Foot-in-foot
Tecnica believes in producing ski boots with a great out-of-the-box fit. C.A.S. or Custom Adaptive Shape is Tecnica’s revolutionary new fit system created to cater to standard hotspots in everyone’s feet like ankle bones or the top of the foot. Tecnica stands behind a comfortable fit that doesn’t require sacrificing performance. Tecnica uses an anatomically shaped sell. A whaty what? That fancy lingo just means the shell inside of the boot is shaped to fit a human foot, preventing discomfort while you spend the day traversing the mountain. Which leads to more time traversing the mountain and less time inside the lodge with just your socks on.
We think you’ll discover a pretty fantastic fit in a Tecnica boot. But in case you require some adjustments C.A.S. offers more customization options than ever! Dimples on the shell offer easier customizing and a shape that holds better and for longer. The tiny dimples make the shell easier to heat and mold. Head into one of our Christy Sports locations to try on a Tecnica boot for yourself, or to ensure your Tecnica boot is a steller fit for your foot!
Product Spotlight: Tecnica’s Mach1 Ski Boot
The Mach1 is Tecnica’s all-mountain, high performance boot ready to tackle any terrain. The Tecnica Mach1 ski boot is the perfect boot for a skier who loves the feel of a performance boot but doesn’t want or need the full flex of a race boot. It’s a great choice for a less aggressive, all-mountain skier who doesn’t want to compromise on comfort or responsiveness.
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