Ski Boot Selector

Welcome to the new website! Here's a guide on how to filter ski boots in order to find the right boots for you!

First you want to get to the boots page. Hover the cursor (mouse) over "SKI" tab at the top of the website. When you do this, anything ski gear related will show in a drop down menu. Find "Boots" and under that category you can refine your search depending on what kind of boots you're looking for, whether it be men's, women's, children's, racing or touring.

Once you've found yourself in the desired category, you'll notice a lot of options have popped up ranging in sizes and flexes. To help narrow down the choices, on the left-hand side of the boots being listed, you'll see categories such as "Gender", "Ability Level", "Ski Boot Size", etc. Some are self-explanatory but here are more details on some of the selections and which category you mall fall into...

Ability Level: This will help filter out boots based on flex to match your needs on the slopes. A higher ability level means you'll need a stiffer boot for better performance but for a lower ability level, a softer boot with more focus on comfort would be more appropriate. The quickest way to determine your ability level is to know what kind of slopes you like to rip down most whether it be green slopes (Beginner), blue slopes (Intermediate), black slopes (Advanced), and so on. If you already have a preference in flex, you may filter out choices using the "Ski Boot Flex" filter.

Ski Boot Size: Ski boots use mondo point sizing which is universal for just about every brand out there. Its important to note that in mondo sizing, a full size boot (24 for example) will use the same shell and liner as a half size boot (24.5 for example). To help determine which size will be right, you'll want to use your shoe size in US sizing, and the length of your foot in CMs. For example, if you're a size 8 Men's, or 9 Women's shoe, and have a foot length of 26.4 CM, you'll most likely need a size 26 or 26.5 mondo size boot. Here is a sizing chart for reference... Even though our sizing chart is pretty accurate, the only way to ensure a correct fit is to visit a local certified boot fitter.

Forefoot Width: To determine your forefoot width you'll want to measure your foot at the widest part, typically just below the base of the toes and translating that into MM's. This will give you a good idea of how wide your foot is but like determining mondo size, the only surefire way of finding out your width is to visit a local certified boot fitter. Forefoot width is also referred to as "last" when looking at boot specs.

Bindings Boot Compatible: There are certain bindings out there that can be specific to just adult boots, child boots or touring boots. This will help filter out which boots are specific to just those bindings. There are some exceptions for the rules in that most child bindings are now compatible with both adult and child boots, and some touring bindings can work with either touring-specific boots or regular adult boots.

Price Tab: Click and drag both sides of the slide in order to find your ideal price range.

Manufacturer: This is in case you have a brand you'd like to stay loyal to. Keep in mind that all brands make a decent boot nowadays so more often than not, it comes down to model rather than brand name.

Color: If you like it pink, this will bring up all options with some pink integrated into the design by selecting that color box. The same goes for whatever else color you're interested in.

Model Year: If a certain year catches your fancy, this will bring up all model boots manufactured for that year. For the northern hemisphere, the winter season stretches into two years (2012-2013 for example). The model year is the year when the winter season ends. For example, if a boot is a 2013 model, it was manufactured for the 2012-2013 winter season.

All filters applied will be displayed in the top left-hand corner of the webpage. To remove a certain search criteria, click on the "X" to the right of the filter you wish to remove.

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