Choosing the Right Ski Boot Size

 

Choosing the Right Ski Boot Size

1. Measure your feet at home:

• Put a piece of paper, larger than your foot, on the floor against a wall.

• Stand on the paper with your back and heels glued to the wall.

• Draw a line marking the longest part of your foot (or your longest foot if they vary).

• Measure the distance in “cm” from the edge of the paper to the line you've just made.

2.  Convert size to Mondo:

Once you have the length in centimeters, you can now convert to Mondo. Ex. mondo is 27.5 cm (275mm). You can then choose correct boot size based on Mondo. If you’re wearing thick socks, you may want to choose a half size larger. 

3. Alternative Fitting: Typically for a comfortable fit while riding skiboards, you want an upright stance so you can also just use your shoe size plus 1/2 size bigger unless your socks are thin.

Gender differences:

The main difference between men’s and women’s ski boots is women’s boots will have shorter cuffs (the part that wraps the ankle and lower leg) than men’s boots to accommodate women’s longer calves. This modification cuts down on the likelihood of the boot putting too much pressure on a woman’s calf muscle, which could cause significant pain over the course of a day on the slopes.

Remember you can always enlist the services of a professional boot fitter. Ski boots can always be made bigger (stretched, ground out, etc.), but there is no way to make them smaller if you end up buying boots that are too big. So if you might want to use a boot fitter, choose a slightly smaller boot.

*Note: We cannot accept returns after boots have been used. So please try boots on at home on a carpeted surface to ensure a good fit before taking them to the hill.