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Boot Flex

Boot Flex How stiff a boot do you need? Boot manufacturers use a flexibility number to measure stiffness but there is still no industry standard for flex. In general the higher the number, the harder it is to bend your ankle joint inside the boot. A stiffer boot transfers more power to the ski. And … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Intuition turns 25

Ask just about anyone that works on skis and they’ll tell you their most important piece of equipment is their boots. Their the connection between body and ski and unhappy feet equal miserable people. The key to warm, comfortable and high performance boots is fit. Wrapped in a hard shell of plastic a good fitting … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 2

Problem feet? The best boots when your dog’s don’t play nice by Ryan Stuart, technical editor For most people the boot buying advice we published earlier this ski season should help them find the ideal ski boot. But some of us are special and no matter how much heat molding and punching the local shop does … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 1

In my opinion ski boots are the most essential piece in the kit. Skis, poles, clothing: I can make do with not a perfect fit. Anything but my customized boots hurt – I whine all day long – and make it hard to keep toes warm, causing me to whine even more. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Custom Bootfitting – There’s an App for That

The perfect-fitting ski boot can be elusive, even when you own a boutique ski boot company with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. Since he co-founded Dodge Ski Boots in 2009, the heel of one of Dave Dodge’s ski boots never fit as well as the other. It wasn’t until this year, when he and his business … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Boots 2015

This season, expect some of the most comfortable, performance-oriented boots ever. More on alpine ski boots: Getting the Right Fit R U X-PERIENCE – D?  Roxa launches its 100mm-lasted X-Perience freeski series with the tour-ready X-Ride and X-Face, and the stiffer alpine-centric X-Turn. Made solid for big-mountain descents, these three-piece, three- and four-buckle boots all … More »

Boot Flex

Boot Flex How stiff a boot do you need? Boot manufacturers use a flexibility number to measure stiffness but there is still no industry standard for flex. In general the higher the number, the harder it is to bend your ankle joint inside the boot. A stiffer boot transfers more power to the ski. And … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Intuition turns 25

Ask just about anyone that works on skis and they’ll tell you their most important piece of equipment is their boots. Their the connection between body and ski and unhappy feet equal miserable people. The key to warm, comfortable and high performance boots is fit. Wrapped in a hard shell of plastic a good fitting … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 2

Problem feet? The best boots when your dog’s don’t play nice by Ryan Stuart, technical editor For most people the boot buying advice we published earlier this ski season should help them find the ideal ski boot. But some of us are special and no matter how much heat molding and punching the local shop does … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 1

In my opinion ski boots are the most essential piece in the kit. Skis, poles, clothing: I can make do with not a perfect fit. Anything but my customized boots hurt – I whine all day long – and make it hard to keep toes warm, causing me to whine even more. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Custom Bootfitting – There’s an App for That

The perfect-fitting ski boot can be elusive, even when you own a boutique ski boot company with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. Since he co-founded Dodge Ski Boots in 2009, the heel of one of Dave Dodge’s ski boots never fit as well as the other. It wasn’t until this year, when he and his business … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Boots 2015

This season, expect some of the most comfortable, performance-oriented boots ever. More on alpine ski boots: Getting the Right Fit R U X-PERIENCE – D?  Roxa launches its 100mm-lasted X-Perience freeski series with the tour-ready X-Ride and X-Face, and the stiffer alpine-centric X-Turn. Made solid for big-mountain descents, these three-piece, three- and four-buckle boots all … More »

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