Fit is critical when you are purchasing a ski touring boot. If the boot doesn’t fit, you will be constantly plagued on a tour by blisters and pressure points. To prevent this from happening, here are some of the most important expert tips from Schorsch:
As a basic rule, the size of a ski touring boot will be given using the mondopoint system. This represents the length of the sole of your foot, measured from the tip of your big toe to your heel. It’s important to round up to the next largest mondopoint size. For example, if your foot measures 27.3 cm, choose a ski boot with the mondopoint size 27.5. Make sure that the liner wraps around your foot comfortably without feeling tight anywhere.
You should always purchase a ski touring boot in the afternoon or evening because your foot swells up during the day. This tip will help you avoid potential pressure points. Make sure to try on ski boots while wearing thin sport socks.
To configure your ski touring boots more exactly to your needs, we offer three different liners, that can be combined with each of our touring boots.
If the boot still does not fit perfectly, the liners can be molded using a thermo-forming process as part of a professional boot fit. Our Competence Centers are there to help you.
If you have particularly wide feet, we offer the best-selling TLT X from the SPEED category in an extra wide fit.
The right fit isn’t the only decisive factor in finding the perfect ski touring boot. It’s essential to make sure that the boot, binding and ski are compatible with each other, and that your set-up works as an integrated system. Using an ultralight race ski boot with a wide powder ski is not going to be much fun. You can find suggestions for choosing the perfect set-ups in our blog posts “How do I choose the perfect touring ski?” and “How do I chose the perfect touring ski binding?”