If you have ever had the desire to ditch the ski boots but not the skis you might be interested in Mad Jacks, the world’s first snowboard to ski boot conversion kit ($149). Might seem like a harebrained invention but I bet there are few people out there who would do just about anything to avoid ski boots. Here’s their pitch:
“The AFFORDABLE and simple system that lets you wear COMFORTABLE snowboard boots while SKIING. NO more boot bang and bruised shins. NO more bulky, heavy boots that are difficult to walk in. NO more reasons to stay off the mountain. Be HAPPY on the hill again.
MADJACKS was designed as a comfortable alternative to the traditional, uncomfortable and stiff, alpine ski boot. MadJacks is ADAPTABLE to all ski bindings on the market and, together with a snowboard boot, costs on average a third less than the average ski boot.”