HOW TO CHOOSE SKATING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING BOOTS?

Do you want to start cross-country skate skiing or just renew your equipment.
Check out our advice to choose your cross-country skate skiing boots that meets your needs and body type. 

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A newcomer in the cross-country skiing world, cross-country skate skiing
is essentially characterised by seeking glide on the snow using a skating motion.

Cross-country skate skiing boots have a high upper, a more rigid sole and a reinforced cuff on the ankle.
They provide good ankle support during torsion and better thrust.

Before choosing your cross-country skate skiing boots, it is important to take into account a few things: your fitness, level and compatibility of the binding standard with your skis.
It enables you to choose the pair of cross-country skate skiing boots that meets your needs.

1 - DETERMINE
YOUR LEVEL

Depending on your targets, your fitness and endurance, as well as your technical abilities,
cross-country skate skiing can be practiced as a "leisure" or with "performance" in mind.
That's why it is important to evaluate these criteria to determine your level
and therefore the equipment that meets your needs!

2 - CHECK THE COMPATIBILITY OF BINDINGS

If you already have cross-country skate skiing skis, check ski / boot compatibility
There are 5 binding standards that depend on the brands.
These different standards aren't always compatible and do not enable skis and boots to be used together.  

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CROSS-COUNTRY SKATE BOOTS?
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CROSS-COUNTRY SKATE BOOTS?

3 - CHOOSE A PAIR THAT SUITS YOUR BODY TYPE

Some boots are unisex, suitable both for men and women, and have efficient lacing
and adjustment systems to fit the feet shape better.
Increasingly, suppliers have been making women's models that best fit 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 on which you should choose your cross-country skate skiing boots
to meet your aims, you level and body type.
If you haven't already done so, check out our "how to choose" your cross-country skate ski and cross-country skiing poles
to pick up all your equipment.

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

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CROSS-COUNTRY SKATE BOOTS?

Vanessa

INOVIK COMMUNICATION TEAM - FUTURE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIER, NATURE LOVER WHO LOVES TO SHARE.

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