Ski Boot Fitting @aussieskier

The aussieskier Bootfitting Process

One of the best ways to improve your skiing and increase your enjoyment of the mountains is to have professionally fitted ski boots. Here at aussieskier.com we have developed a 3-step process to give you confidence in your ski boot selection.

Discover our 3 Step Bootfitting Process

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Walk-in bootfitting customers are also welcomed, and will be served on a first-come-first-served basis, with prior appointments given priority.

We definitely recommend making an appointment especially during busy times such as Saturdays and during the Winter months. 

Tom Cockburn - the aussieskier ski boot fitter

FAQs

1. What to bring to your appointment 

An open mind and a positive attitude! Bring along your old boots and footbeds if you have them. We can use this information of what has and hasn’t worked to help our skier analysis. If you own skis bring them along too, we’ll have to double check your bindings are set correctly.

2. What to expect

Although it may seem like you’re having a foot massage it’s definitely not the case! Your socks will be off so we can really see what’s happening with your feet so make sure they’re clean and your toenails are short like they would be when you’re going skiing. Try to wear shorts or pants that can be pulled up to your knees. Ladies keep in mind we don’t ski in skirts (anymore) so try to avoid wearing them.

After a chat about your skiing history and ambitions, we’ll look at the biomechanics, measurements and shape of your lower limb. Expect to try on a recommended selection of 2-3 boots and then customise the winner with a custom footbed and liner moulding. After this all that’s left to do is go skiing!

3. Where to park

2 hour parking is available on Grattan St, and plentiful paid parking is available on Izett St (Coles/Woolworths/Dan Murphy’s) just through the gardens.

4. What to expect on your first day skiing in new boots

It can take up to 3 days skiing, sometimes longer, for you to get used to your new boots and custom footbeds, and also for them to get used to you. The in store process of buying new boots involves moulding the liners which will accelerate the breaking in of your new boots. However there is only so much we can do in store, you need to go ski them! During this period don’t stress if you have a little bit of discomfort - it’s completely normal. When you come in for your bootfit we’ll run through some strategies to help with any discomfort.

The importance of custom footbeds

Custom footbeds are a crucial element in ensuring comfortable ski boots. Speak to anybody who has them in their ski boots and they’ll agree. Consider custom footbeds to be the foundations of a well fit boot. They stabilised the foot and hold it in alignment inside the liner and shell. When made correctly they take the perfect shape of the skiers arch and allow the skier to transfer power much more directly and efficiently into the ski increasing performance. By molding the custom footbed to the shape of the plantar (underneath) surface comfort will be enhanced as there is even pressure distribution throughout the foot. Getting a custom ski boot fit is definitely a step in the right direction to achieving comfort, performance and increasing your enjoyment of skiing, but to really complete the process a custom footbed needs to be included in the equation.


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