HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKI BOOTS?

Looking to buy a pair of classic cross-country ski boots but don’t know what criteria to take into account?
Follow the guide!

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Classic cross-country ski boots have a low top, a soft sole and less ankle support to give greater freedom.
They encourage the ankle to move around and help with foot movement when practising classic steps.

Before choosing a pair of cross-country ski boots, it's important to take certain things into account:your fitness and your practice level and the compatibility of the binding standard with your skis.
This will help you choose the pair of boots suited to your needs.

A few articles ahead to help understand classic cross-country skiing as well as the technical terms used in this sport.

1- DECIDE ON
YOUR LEVEL

We notice it regularly but it is essential to take into account our physical ability and endurance and even your technical control to determine your level and therefore the equipment suited to your needs!

2 - CHECK THE COMPATIBILITY OF BINDINGS

If you already have a pair of classic cross-country skis, check the ski/boot compatibility
There are several binding standards depending on the brand:SNS, SNS PILOT, NNN, PROLONK, TURNAMIC
These different standards aren't always compatible and don’t let you attach skis and boots together.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKI BOOTS?

3 - CHOOSE A PAIR THAT SUITS YOUR BODY TYPE

There are unisex style boots that are as suitable for women as for men that have efficient lacing and adjustment systems
to fit the feet shape better.
More and more suppliers now offer women's styles to better fit the shape of female cross-country skiers:narrower fit and ankle.

As for size, choose your usual shoe size in which you feel most comfortable.

Now you know the main criteria to use to choose your classic cross-country skiing boots
to meet your aims, your level and body shape.
If you haven't already done so, check out our "how to choose" your classic cross-country skis and your cross-country ski poles
to complete your equipment.

Don't forget that choosing the correct equipment is crucial to enjoy your time in the mountains to the full.

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