S1:Ep1 - Boot Selection: Get the size and fit right

ask a fitter - bootdoc podcast

Live event

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 9:30 pm ET (8:30 pm CT/7:30 pm MT/6:30 pm PT)

Do you choose the boot, or does the ski boot choose you? Our veteran ski boot fitters with decades of experience are ready to answer your questions and show you how they use modern technology to solve the boot selection process. From classic techniques to integrating 3D scanning, we can help you get the ski season started properly this season!

Co-hosted by Brent Amsbury, owner of Park City Ski Boot, Dana Ham, longtime ski industry sales and ski boot fitting veteran, and Peter Englert, bootfitter at Alpine Options, VT, this episode will discuss boot selection and the steps you can take to make sure you get the right ski boot for you. Both Brent and Dana are board-licensed Pedorthists and all three co-hosts are also BootDoc Boot Fitting Education course instructors who train both new and experienced boot fitters across the U.S. and Canada.

The live event for this episode will take place on the 2nd Tuesday in November, November 8 at 8:30 pm ET (7:30 pm CT/6:30 pm MT/5:30 pm PT). If you miss it, don’t worry – you can find it on your favorite podcast place a day or so later. Please like and subscribe!

Join the live audience at: https://riverside.fm/studio/ask-a-fitter

Episode Outline:

Introduction of the panel

  • Opening remarks regarding the quest for the perfect fit
  • Why do skiers get it so wrong the first time around
  • Shoe sizing is not ski boot sizing
  • 3D scanning can benefit to expedite your search
  • The internet is not always your friend
  • Don’t believe the hype. All ski boot brands have merit
  • Key areas that have to be correct when trying on boots
  • Don’t be afraid to start with a tight fit
  • Patience is paramount
  • Work with a professional ski boot fitter (pay them for advice)
  • Don’t skimp on custom footbeds
  • Let the ski boot choose you

Closing remarks and suggestions

Have questions about boot selection you want answered during this session?

  • Join us live to submit them via chat
  • Call them in 24/7/365 and leave them on our dedicated voice mail 801-924-5712 ext 212
  • Email them to: mailbox@wintersteiger.com with subject: “Ask a Fitter question”

For more information about this live event/podcast series read the Introduction.

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