Skiing Orthotics

As every skier knows, a good ski boot can make a huge difference in your comfort and performance on the slopes. Those who have only ever worn ill-fitting boots know just how uncomfortable they can become after several hours of use, while those who have found their perfect boots report decreases in injuries and improvements in speed, control and comfort.

First, always buy your boots with the help of a professional fitter. In addition to measuring your foot, a professional fitter will ask your questions about your skiing habits (experience, preferred kind of slope) and the type of boots you have worn in the past. Most ski stores should have professional fitters on staff…, but if the store employees seem more concerned about getting you in and out than with getting you a good fit then you may want to try a new store.
The final step to get a perfect fit is to purchase some insoles for your ski boots. Custom-made insoles can have a major effect on comfort and performance.

It is worth noting that the foot orthotics you use in your regular shoes are not appropriate for use in ski boots. Your stance while skiing is entirely different to the way you walk or run. With ski orthotics, it is important that your orthotics support a safe and comfortable stance.

Ideally, insoles for ski boots will:

  • Provide shock absorption to reduce the impact on your muscles
  • Distribute your body weight evenly, making your boots more responsive to your movements
  • Align your feet, ankles, knees and hips to prevent overuse injury
  • Enhance reaction time and responsive feedback while skiing
  • Ensure optimal ski to snow contact

SkiFlex

Type: Sport
Shoe Selection: Ski boots
Control Option: 2 mm, 3 mm, 3.5 mm
Patient Selection: This sports enhancing orthotic has been specially designed for narrow cut ski boots or skates.
Special Features: Cut-to-fit for each skate/ski with additional vinyl sandwich.