Eyes open when buying ski boots!

Have you already booked your skiing holiday in Paznaun? Only your equipment is no longer up to date or you would like to buy new equipment, then you have come to the right place. At the Schikönig ski rental you have the possibility to choose between many different models and manufacturers, to rent the right ski boots or to buy them directly.

Maybe you have the problem that your ski boots hurt again and again and that's why you often have to leave the slopes early. You are not alone in this. It is widely known that ski boots are the most important piece of skiing equipment. Out of two million pairs of feet, you won't find an identical pair. This shows quite well how difficult it is to find the right ski boots so that you can have the maximum comfort and fun on the slopes or in the backcountry. The Schikönig team has put together a few tips for you on how to find the right ski boot. Read on quickly or come and see us now!

Bring time!

Your feet are in your ski boots all day, whether on the slopes or at après-ski. For this reason, you should take some time to buy them, without any time pressure. Allow at least 20 minutes when trying on a ski boot, only after this time can you give a reasonably meaningful feedback about the boot. Morning or midday is a particularly good time to buy, because not only do your feet get wider during the day, the ski boots also get wider after several days of skiing.

Choose the right socks!

Please make sure you bring the socks you will be wearing when you go skiing. We do have trial socks on site in the ski hire shop, but this is only an emergency solution. Please don't make the mistake of wearing extra thick socks or even two pairs on top of each other, as this will give you cold feet and the fit in the ski boot will not be optimal. We also offer top ski socks from Falke in our ski rental. The new materials that are now also used for ski socks keep your feet warm and wick away sweat. They are much thinner than the usual ski socks.

Hands off slippers!

Ski boots are not slippers, which means they simply must not be too comfortable! A study by the DVS shows that 90% of skiers usually buy shoes that are too big. This is often the reason why feet hurt or toes fall asleep.

If a ski boot is too wide, for example, the buckles have to be tightened much more to give you more support and then your feet fall asleep and the boot pinches. In addition, you have to use much more force when skiing to get proper pressure on the edges.

Pay attention to the shape of your feet!

If your foot is particularly wide or extremely narrow, this is important information for choosing a model. Many manufacturers offer different last widths and take into account flat, splay or flat feet. Our Schikönig team has many years of experience and will be happy to give you comprehensive advice.

Your riding skills and the area of use are decisive!

Do you ski comfortably on the slopes or do you prefer the backcountry? Are you a beginner or a pro? This information is crucial for choosing the right ski boot model. Boots designed for the piste have a higher degree of hardness. This means they are stiffer than a boot that is used for freeriding. This is called "flex". In most cases, this number is even indicated on the boot. As a rule of thumb, the higher the flex, the harder the boot, the better the power transmission to the ski. However, since no standard has been set so far, it is rather more difficult to compare different manufacturers directly with each other. The best thing is to get advice from us on site.

We hope to see you soon at the Schikönig!

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