Ski Boot Fitting service

Appointments

We recommend making an appointment for your ski boot fitting.

This is to avoid any disappointment you may experience if you turn up on the day and a boot fitter is not available.

Whilst we will always endeavour to fit you in, appointments can take 1 - 1 ½ hours and the only way to guarantee that there is a boot fitter available to spend the time with you is to book this in. A boot fitter will then be allocated to you to spend the time and attention that is needed for full and thorough ski boot fitting.

To make a ski boot fitting appointment please either email us at alpineroom@aol.com
or ring the shop on: 01245 223563.

We can get very booked up with appointments and the appointment diary is often choc a bloc, so if you need to cancel your appointment please ring giving us as much notice as possible.


Nordica - NXT 4 ski bootsWhat does the boot fitting consists of?

We do not charge for our boot fitting service but we do expect you to be serious about purchasing ski boots.

We expect a boot fitting to take 1 - 1 ½ hours, sometimes it is quicker and sometimes it takes longer. Most of this depends upon you and your feet.

We will ask you about your skiing

We will initially talk to you about how long you have been skiing and the type of skiing you are currently doing so we can gauge you level.

Examine your feet

We will measure and examine your feet and stance, looking not only at foot length but width, volume and calves, also identifying any other dominant features. We will also look at foot shape and arch height for which we may use our Podoscope if we feel necessary and determine the kind of footbed that will benefit you and improve your ski comfort and fit.

Narrow down the selection

As a result we will be trying to match most closely a boot suitable to your skiing ability with one that most closely matches your foot morphology.

Different brands of ski boot and even styles within the brand can favour a different foot shape.

This process usually involves trying on 2 or 3 pairs of boots that we have identified as a good match to find the best fit with feedback from you about the comfort levels and identifying if there are any pressure points or anything that may need further customisation.

Remember everyone's feet are different!

Footbed

Sidas inner solesOnce you have chosen the pair of boots that you are happy with then we will look again at the inner sole options and you will be able to see the difference that a footbed makes to the fitting underfoot.

In a new pair of ski boots there is no support build in underfoot. It would be impossible for manufacturers to add this as everyone's feet and arch shapes are different.

So we need to determine your foot / arch shape and match the footbed specifically to your feet. You may fit a pre-moulded low, medium or high cushioned footbed or you may need us to custom mould one exactly to your requirements.

Putting it all together

Once we have determined the correct footbed, we then need to heat mould your ski boot inner liners and add your footbed. If needed, any other customisation is done at or just before this stage.

Finally when all these stages have taken place, we will have a boot you have selected with our help and guidance, heat moulded inners to match your foot and leg shape, in most cases we will also be adding inner soles to match your underfoot shape and give you more support and comfort plus any other customisation that we have completed.

Finally we check the fit one last time to make sure all the boxes are ticked and you are happy with the fit of the ski boots that you have chosen.

What then?

We then encourage you to go ski in your boots.

We won't encourage you to walk around the house in them. Ski boots are meant to be worn in ski position, not walking or standing upright doing the ironing.

If you need any further customisation to improve the comfort of the fit, this can be identified after you have skied in the boots. If need be, any corrective measures or tweaking can be made to improve your fit after you have used the boots. You will need to make a separate appointment for this as soon as possible after using the boots so that anything that you have identified is still fresh in your mind.

We would then spend time with you to identify and rectify any comfort issues if any have become apparent.
  


Our boot fitters

Our bootfitters are available to advise, fit, heat mould the inner boot and can custom mould inner soles when a need is identified. Where necessary our technicians can customise and apply corrective measures to the boots to ensure comfort and improved ski ability.

Our highly experienced bootfitters all have British Ski Boot Association qualifications plus continuous product training from the manufacturers of the various ski boot brands that we stock.

BSBA logo To find out a bit more about the British Ski Boot Association - see the BSBA's website - click here.
 

Inner soles and heated inner soles

Our range of Sidas inner soles includes:

  • Winter + 3D insoles
    Winter + 3D insoles are specifically designed for optimum comfort when skiing. To prevent fatigue, give foot support and prevent overheating, protection against injury and stability and edge control. 100% customisable in-store in 10 minutes.
     
  • Snow + FlashFit
    For your feet, your sport and only you. 75% customisable.
     
  • Winter 3 feet - LOW, MID and HIGH arches
    These insoles provide optimum foot comfort and support. An aluminium film on the forefoot improves insulation against the cold. At the heel, a gel pad provides perfect cushioning. Choose the inner sole that fits to your arch type (high, medium or low).

and other ready to fit accessories are also available.
 


To make a ski boot fitting appointment please either email us at alpineroom@aol.com
or ring the shop on: 01245 223563.
 

Back to top