The key to a good ski boot fit is for the ski boot to follow the shape of the foot. Sometimes a foot needs more space, sometimes just a little adjustment is needed for a well-fitting boot, and sometimes there is too much space which must be reduced. That’s why we talk about WIDENING, OPTIMISING and SHRINKING.
What can be done if the foot is wider than the shell?
Atomic Memory Fit is one of the fastest thermally-adjustable technologies. Within just a few minutes, the ski boot can be individually shaped, allowing all three elements – shell, cuff and inner boot – to fit the foot.
Now available in a choice of Redster, Hawx and Backland boots.
What can be done if the foot fits the shell perfectly?
‘Mimic’ means that the heel and ankle of the inner boot, as well as its tongue and area around the fibula, are warmed, so that it shapes itself completely to the ankle and leg. When it cools, the inner boot hardens with this shape, thanks to its special adaptable material.
The first step towards a new boot.
If someone can’t see well, they get their sight tested and buy a customized pair of glasses. The first step when buying ski boots should be a foot analysis.
Feet are so different, and ski boots so varied, that finding the right boot for each foot and its needs is an art form. A precise foot analysis from your BOOTDOC expert dealer will help. With the BOOTDOC tools, it is simple and fast, and you will get plenty of information about the size of your feet, the height of your instep, the type of arch you have, and much more besides. This information makes it much easier to find the right brand of boot in the right size for you.
With the right insoles, compression stockings and foam inner boot, your ski boots will feel like they have been moulded to your feet – giving you more enjoyment when skiing. You can find your nearest BOOTDOC specialist at www.boot-doc.com
Precise and fast: foot analysis with the BD 3D scanner VANDRA
Photos: Atomic & BOOTDOC