NO LONGER SORE FEET IN YOUR SKI BOOTS:TIPS AND TRICKS

Being in the middle of nature, amazed by the panorama, bingeing on all the extraordinary sensations: for you, skiing is totally awesome… Or not at all!Tired of spoiling your skiing days with sore feet in your ski boots? Between small adjustments, enlightened choices and thermoforming, discover our tips for feeling good in your ski boots and in top form on the slopes.

Tips to avoid sore feet in your ski boots

WEDZE'S ADVICE TO FEEL GOOD IN YOUR SKI BOOTS:

MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE! 
Even if you only ski once a year, your choice of ski boots is fundamental for your comfort and the pleasure you will have when you hit the slopes.

So think first of all about yourself and your needs. You must take into account all of the following points to be sure that you make the right choice:
- Your size
- Your level
- They type of skiing you want to do
- Your morphology: you may need a lot of volume, a wide cuff (large calf), an important width (wide foot) or on the contrary a boot for slim feet.

Above all, do not hesitate to try everything so that you can compare!

DID YOU KNOW?

There are 3 different types of feet.

Do not hesitate to ask your sales advisers in your Decathlon store what they can do for you and which boot you should choose according to your feet.

1/ FEELING GOOD IN YOUR BOOTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF SKI SOCKS

Even if you paid close attention to the choice of your ski boot, if you don't have the right socks, you risk spoiling your best skiing moments.

Morgan, skiman for more than 20 years, explains to us why it is important to ski wearing ski socks:

“It seems obvious to us, but it is not necessarily for everyone: to ski you need ski socks,but not just sports socks. Ski socks are designed to hold the foot in place inside the ski boot, provide grip on the inside and thus maximize transmission. Certain zones are reinforced to minimize friction, remove certain discomfort, avoid compression ... and sometimes even help venous return, and allow you to ski longer without getting tired! In short, ski socks only have advantages.”

the importance of ski socks

By combining the right thickness, the reinforcements, a material and an intelligent and adapted knit, the right pair of socks can save you a lot of worries and save your day skiing.

2/ THE RIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO FEEL GREAT IN YOUR BOOTS

To be comfortable in your boots and on your skis, everything is important: have the right boots, the right socks, also the right adjustments, to find the right balance between support, performance and comfort.

3/ THERMOFORMING: FOR A MADE TO MEASURE LINER

You have tried everything, but the discomfort continues? The thermoforming is THE miraculous solution. Some ski boots are equipped with liners that can be heated to make them more malleable and shaped to your foot, ankle, calf. You might think that this is mad.And yet, by carrying out this operation, you will be able to modify the shape of your liners to adapt them better to your feet, create volume where you need it to relieve compression points.And do you know what? We give you the recipe to thermoform your liners on your own!

Thermoforming ski liners - Tuto

If you need to go a little further in thermoforming by creating more volume in specific zones, do not hesitate to inquire in a Decathlon store and speak to your ski boot advisers.It is possible to put “pads” in certain places where discomfort can persist to really create a liner perfectly suited to your foot and the way you ski.

Do you need more comfort or performance?

Certain morphological features need to be corrected or supported by specific insoles and may require a visit to a chiropodist.

And when all these tips are not enough, the solution to find a little serenity in your ski boots can be the bootfitter, a ski boot specialist capable of thermoforming a liner or deforming a shell to adapt your boot to your foot.

So, would you like to test your boot adjustment with your new thermoformed liner? So hit the piste and even off-piste, and share with us what worked for you!

No longer sore feet in your ski boots: tips and tricks.

Chloé

Wedze communication team, made up of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts