5 Tips for Getting the Right Ski Boot Fit

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Good ski equipment plays an essential role in your ski experience. If you don't already own skis, boots and poles, you'll need to rent them from an area ski rental shop.  Of these items, ski boots are often the hardest to fit. A comfortable and well-fitted ski boot will increase your performance on the slopes and is critical to enjoying a day at a ski area.  here are a few tips for getting the right ski boots from a ski rental shop.

#1  Rely on Established Ski Rental Companies
Typically these companies have the best trained employees and are committed to ensuring your ski rental equipment is top notch. That means if you are unsatisfied with the comfort or performance of your boots, they'll have the knowledge and service to find the right boots for your feet.

#2 Ski Socks are Critical
Proper socks are a critical element of your foot's comfort in a ski boot. Wear a thin, synthetic sock. Cotton socks aren't appropriate on the ski slopes as they do not wick moisture and tend to bunch in your boot. Many companies now make a ski specific sock. 

#3 Orthotics Might Help
Custom orthotics can be a great way to improve the comfort and performance of your ski boots. If you already have an orthotic that you use in your everyday athletic shoes, bring it to the ski rental shop for use in your ski boots. Alternatively, you can get a custom orthotic made in many ski shops. 

#4 Too Big or Too Small – How about just Right
Too big is just as big of a problem as too small! Find a balance between comfort and performance by taking your time when trying on ski rental boots. Even if you already know your street shoe size, take the time to let a ski professional measure your feet. If you are uncertain as to which size boot is appropriate for you, try using a shell fit test. 

#5 Shop When Nobody is Around
To get the best service and reduce the pressure of making a quick decision, try on your ski rental boots during off peak hours. Stop by one of our Aspen or Snowmass ski rental shops in the evening and reduce the early morning rush to hit the slopes.