If we women are really honest, we would have to confess to the fact that we really do consider fashion as one of the priorities when it comes to picking out ski boots. Now we know that this really is not supposed to happen. There are just too many important functions that are required from the ski boots and expecting them to make a fashion statement really should be on the bottom of the list.
For the intermediate and advanced skier being in fashion with respect to their ski boots is the farthest thing from their mind when it comes to this part of their ski equipment. This is because they have been on the slopes enough to know just what a critical part the boots play when developing one’s skills as a skier.
If you learn nothing else about your boots before you go to buy your first pair, just keep in mind how important they are to you for your overall comfort and performance. Now that doesn’t mean that you can’t get some really classy looking ski boots. Most often, you will find that you have a good selection of colors for example within the category or line that you are choosing from.
Also, whatever you do, don’t think about borrowing a pair of ski boots from a friend or buying a pair of used ones. You need to be absolutely sure that your boots are the proper fit and type for your type and level of skiing.
Take your time when you go to buy your boots. Remember to take the ski socks you will most likely be wearing. Then make sure you wear the boots for at least ten minutes and walk around the store a bit with them on. This will give you a better idea than just slipping them on and off and stating they feel fine. Nothing is worse than making your first or second ski run and your feet are killing you. The boots are either too tight or too big. They aren’t warm enough or they are not suited for the type of skiing you are participating in.
Chances are if you continue to ski, you will only allow yourself to go through this type of experience once before you are back buying a new pair of ski boots.