Knowing your foot profile
Finding the right boots to fit the unique shape of your feet is vital for both skiing and snowboarding. As well as your shoe size, it helps to know...
• The width of your foot at its widest part, usually across your forefoot area
• The height of the arch of your foot – do you have a high arch or are you a little bit flat-footed? Different arches need different support
• The width of your heel – there’s nothing worse than boots that slip at your heel, causing blisters and reducing the control you have over your skis or board
Many ski and snowboard boot shops offer custom fitting services using 3D technology to create a full foot profile for you. This can then be analysed to help you find the perfect fit. It can also help to add in a custom footbed so give you the best support possible.
If you have hired or purchased boots in the past that caused you any problems or have any known podiatric issues, pass this useful information on to your boot fitter.