S1:Ep2 Footbeds – Give yourself the right foundation!


Live event

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 9:30 pm ET (8:30 pm CT/7:30 pm MT/6:30 pm PT)

To perform your best when skiing your boots should fit properly, and your feet should be supported and pain-free. Custom footbeds are the foundation of a great fit. They will give you a better connection to your skis that can increase power transmission and help you ski better. Our veteran ski boot fitters with decades of experience are ready to answer your questions and show you how they use modern technology to create custom footbeds that will provide you with better boot-to-ski contact and help you ski pain-free.

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 footbeds, insoles, and other accessories that can help you get the proper support and alignment that will enable you to be a better skier. 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 December, December 13 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!


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Episode Outline:

Introduction of the panel

  • Understanding the terms related to footbeds (footbed vs insole)
  • Stock footbeds (in boots from manufacturer) vs aftermarket footbeds
  • A quick chronology of footbeds for skiing
  • Why skiing movement mechanics beg for foot stability
  • How feet differ and which foot type needs footbeds the most (trick question)
  • Different levels of footbeds (from Dr. Scholls to Full Custom)
  • Which footbed is best for you?
  • The lifespan of a footbed
  • Where can you find footbeds for skiing?
  • Closing remarks and suggestions


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