Ski boots are notorious for how difficult they are to get on and off– day in and day out.
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When it comes to cold winter mornings, there’s nothing worse than trying to shove your foot into a frozen ski boot. So in order to make the bookends of your ski day better, here are a few items and tips that will make taking your boots on and off a little easier.
When your ski boots are cold the plastic becomes hard and rigid. A heated boot bag will keep your boots nice a warm, allowing the plastic to flexible. This will make the boot easier to open up and slid your foot in.
Having the right ski sock will make your ski experience a whole lot better for a number of reasons (read:The Science Behind The World’s Best Ski Sock). A snug sock can really make the difference when trying to slide your foot into a tight-fitting ski boot.
When it comes time to take your boots off, you are going to want to give your boots some time to warm up. Boot heaters will help keep your boots warm while also allowing your foot to slide out easily.
An old school simple approach to sliding your foot into your boot. Keep one in your trunk or the ole boot bag.
Yeah– we said it– A hair dryer. As we stated above, when your boots are cold the plastic becomes hard and rigid. Blast that plastic with heat from a hair dryer and watch how much easier it is to slide your foot in. Just be careful not to melt anything.
How to Put a Ski Boot On
Few people know more about ski boot than this man, Mr. Bob Shay. Here are a few tips on ski boot protocol from the founder of Surefoot.