HOW TO CHOOSE THE ADEQUATE BOOT?
Some boots are much more than a simple image, are the element that unites the skis and driver will be the means of our skis made movements and sensations that they provide us toward us. Most important factors to consider when choosing a new pair of boots.
STEP 1: LEVEL SKI
There are the same boots for beginners than a racing or other off-piste skiing.
But the fundamental thing in any boot, at whatever level it is that hold the ankle and heel.
1. Beginner Boots: They have the widest form, are soft and comfortable when wear them and take them off. The reed is not as hard as most standard boots.
2. Intermediate Boots: They fasten more and last longer. They are narrower than a beginner and indoor boots are better.
3. Boots Mid / High: For a skier consolidated, with a fairly level acceptable. Providing a clamping, but without being so stiff as in the following range. They behave well in all conditions. If you go down through tracks and want comfortable boots, this is your boot.
4. Advanced skier Boots: boots are at the level of competition, with a booty a little more comfortable and less flex index. They hold as much as the racing but more comfortable. Among these have the specific Freeride off-piste: a little softer in flex, with good torsional resistance because more side supports off track.
5. Racing Boots: The boots are very stiff competition. They have less flex index because it must often endure extreme force. They can be an ordeal if you do that, to compete.
STEP 2: MEASURING THE FOOT
The best reference we have is the size we normally use in our daily shoes, but when talking about ski boots should use my height in centimeters, is the most universal and easy to interpret.
You should take as a reference whenever your foot longer.
The next step is to measure your foot, its length, width and shape. So find out what size that suits you and what kind of boot or brand can do better to your foot.
Size MONDOPOINT system is based on the actual length in centimeters of the foot (ie. 26.5 cm).
To measure your size, you should:
1. Wear ski socks
2. Print our template (Download Template), stand on it and bend slightly, making sure to place the two heels against a backstop (wall)
3. Use a ruler or straight element abutting with her toes
4. Measuring the length and width of the foot on the insole. If the value is between two numbers, take the highest measure.
5. It has the right size for your boots. We recommend choosing the exact size Mondopoint obtained.
STEP 3: FLEX INDEX
The flex index indicates the strength that will be needed to bend the boot. It is one of the most important factors in relation to our level of skiing.
The index should never be less than our body weight.
We choose a flex index that fits our actual skiing level and ski mode to practice.
Pist: Higher rate
Freeride: Average index
Freestyle: Index low
Beginner: Index body weight similar to
Intermediate: Do not exceed the weight of 20 points.
Expert: Maximum of 40 points more than their weight.
STEP 4: THE ELECTION
The most important thing is to hold you good ankle and heel.
The inner boot tends to sag, so it is best that you stay a little boot fair.
To check if you are well flexiónate: the fingers do not have to touch the tip. If they do is that the boot is small for your foot.
The best way to test the boot is the minimum fastening hooks and waited about 15 minutes with them on to give you time to loot as you catch up.
Womens Boots are special for different female anatomy: the ankle is usually narrower and the twin is lower, so cane are lower so it does not rub against the twin. The mold also is narrower.
Not all feet are created equal. If the boots hurt you ankle, instep ... in most cases they can to answer you in a specialty store with workshop: modify the boot to your foot (the housing, the inner boot, the template ...)