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When you want to own your own ski equipment, ski boots are the first purchase you need to make. It is the most important element of your equipment being in direct connection between your feet and the skis. A suitable model will be a source of pleasure since you will be comfortable in your ski boots and you will ride your skis with precision. Spe...

When you want to own your own ski equipment, ski boots are the first purchase you need to make. It is the most important element of your equipment being in direct connection between your feet and the skis. A suitable model will be a source of pleasure since you will be comfortable in your ski boots and you will ride your skis with precision. Speck-sports has selected the best brands of men's ski boots, women's ski boots and junior ski boots. Good news, we have cheap ski boots.

Here are some tips to help you make your choice of alpine ski boots and select the model that will suit you best.

1) DEFINE YOUR LEVEL AND TYPE OF PRACTICE

To choose a ski boot that is perfectly adapted to your foot, it is important to know your level and the type of practice. Expert skiers, freestylers or pure alpine skiers will not choose the same boot, because their practice is completely different.
Define your level well: beginner / intermediate / advanced / expert, as well as your type of practice: Track, Freeride, Freestyle, All mountain, Rando...


2) DETERMINE THE FLEX OF YOUR SHOE

The choice of the flex for your boot will be based on the evaluation of your practice, but above all on your level of skiing and your template.

What is flex? 
This is the stiffness indicator of your shoe. The more important this one is, the more rigid your shoe will be, and therefore reactive.
On the other hand, a softer flex will be more tolerant, and more comfortable.
The choice of flex is therefore crucial.

For men, it is therefore generally considered that:

  • A flex from 60 to 70 is designed for beginner to intermediate skiers
  • A flex from 80 to 110 is designed for intermediate to experienced skiers
  • A flex from 120 to 150 is designed for expert skiers:
  • A flex that is too rigid for an average skier will be a limiting factor in his progress.
  • For a very heavy and powerful skier, it will be necessary to increase the flex of the boot.

For women, we consider that:

  • A flex from 50 to 70 is designed for beginner to intermediate skiers
  • A flex from 80 to 90 is designed for intermediate to experienced skiers
  • A flex from 100 to 110 is intended for expert skiers

Also, the type of practice is decisive: a Freestyle shoe is not required to have the same qualities of grip and flex as a track shoe, where the transmission of support is very important.

3) CHOOSE THE WIDTH OF YOUR SHOE

Each foot is unique, so it is essential to choose the right pair of shoes, and to take the necessary time when buying.
The number given as the last of the shoe corresponds to its width at the forefoot level. From 92mm to 104mm, each foot can find the width of the shoe that suits it. The last of the shoe is given for a sample size of 26.5, but be aware that if your foot is larger, the width of the shoe you will try will be larger. The wrap of your foot must be homogeneous, and good support at the metatarsals and heel is necessary. On the other hand, toes must be able to move freely. The foot should not be compressed.

4) CHOOSE THE SIZE OF YOUR SHOE

Finally, it is necessary to choose the right size of your ski boot. This is measured in Mondo Point or MSS -Metric Sizing System. This is the length of the foot in centimetres. In flexion, the toes must touch the toe of the shoe.

5) CUSTOMIZATION

Some pairs have a thermoformable liner to adapt exactly to your morphology. The most advanced models now have a customizable shell.

Choose the size of your ski boots: go to the Speck-Sports pedimeter!

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