Ski boots

Different shoe categories according to area of use and skiing ability.

Meanwhile, most high-quality shoes individually adjustable inner shoes, take time for trying on - shoes should be worn at least 30 minutes, inner shoe adapts over time to the foot (about the heat), ski socks very important when driving but also try on


Relatively soft and comfortable ski boots. These models usually have a thicker inner shoe. They are forgiving and have a flex below 100 (60-90). The boot is therefore easier to bend which means less effort when skiing.

Our Models:

When it comes to beginner and all-mountain ski boots, we have a wide selection of Atomic, Nordica and Dalbello models at Skikönig. All world leading brands in the industry. Come by and we have the right boot for you.

Allrounder / Allmountain

Mixture of comfort and performance. The models have a flex between 90-130. The inner boots are comfortable and still a little thicker to have fun even on all-day ski trips. Nevertheless, they allow a very sporty skiing and can score not only on the slopes, but also in deep snow.

Our models:

When it comes to beginner and all-mountain ski boots, we have a wide selection of Atomic, Nordica and Dalbello models at Skikönig. All world leading brands in the industry. Come by and we have the right boot for you.

Piste/racing shoes

Very hard shoe, thus very good power transmission, leader good drivers and high speeds, flex 130 up, comfort is in the background, mostly individually adjustable inner shoes, weight in the background.

Our top model:

Dalbello Veloce (women's and men's model).
This model is on the border between professional sports and high-quality all-round shoe. With a flex of 130 (105 women's model), the boot has excellent power transmission and is made of very high-quality materials. With this shoe, even experienced skiers can push their performance limits. Despite everything, Dalbello manages with this model, especially through the inner shoe, not to put the comfort completely in the back, so that the shoe can be worn all day without any problems. The series is aimed specifically at skiers with medium width foot.


Freeride models usually have a slightly lower flex than piste-oriented ski boots i.e. between 100-130. The shell here is therefore somewhat softer & more flexible shell to give the wearer a good feeling even during the ascent. The slightly thicker inner shoes serve, in addition to comfort, to absorb the shocks during the descent. The shaft of most models is not as high as in racing shoes and there is usually an additional closure at the back to unlock the walking function for the ascent. Meanwhile, most models are designed for pin bindings, as weight is also looked at in the binding area. Should you not have a pin binding pay attention to whether your shoe is compatible with a frame - binding.

Our top models:

Dalbello Lupo (women's and men's model).
The Dalbello Lupo is the ideal freeride boot for those who do not want to miss out on the ascent. In this boot, the front shell can still be removed when walking. This makes the boot lighter and allows, in combination with the rear buckle (releases the walking function), a range of motion when hiking of 67 °. On the descent, one then has thanks to a 120 flex and the wide powerstrap on the relatively high shaft an excellent downhill performance. In addition, this shoe can be mounted on the proven GripWalk sole from Vibram for maximum grip.

Nordica STRider (women's and men's model)
The Nordica STRider is to be classified in the same category as the Dalbello Lupo whereby here even more focus is placed on the downhill. This shoe has four buckles in front and a flex of 130, which is already very close to an AllMountain shoe. Despite everything, you have a movement angle of 46 ° with the hike function so that nothing stands in the way of an ascent.

Touring shoes

Usually comfort and weight play the most important role in the ascent. There are big differences here, especially when it comes to downhill quality. Some models that are extremely ascent-oriented can cause problems on more demanding descents. Here, the ultra-light material of the ski boot can no longer provide power transmission and stability. The qualities of these models lie in the low weight and the very high freedom of movement of the shoes.

Our top models:

For touring equipment, we refer you to one of our friendly sports retailers. The "Sport Adler" in Ischgl can offer you exceptionally competent advice in the field of touring.



You have already booked your skiing vacation in Paznaun? Only your equipment is no longer up to date or you would like to buy your own equipment? Then you've come to the right place. At Schikönig Ski Rental you have the possibility to choose between many different models and manufacturers to rent or buy the right ski boots.

Maybe you have the problem that your ski boots hurt again and again and for this reason you often have to leave the slopes earlier. You are not alone in this. It is widely known that ski boots are the most important piece of equipment for skiing. Among two million pairs of feet, you will not find an identical one. This shows 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 visit us right away!

What should you look for when choosing?

Skiing ability and area of use

Do you ski comfortably on the slopes or do you prefer the backcountry? Are you a beginner or a pro? This info is crucial for choosing the right ski boot model. Boots designed for the slopes have a higher degree of hardness. This means they are stiffer than a boot used for freeriding. This is referred to as "flex."

As a rule of thumb, the higher the flex, the harder the boot, the better the power transfer to the ski. However, the flex value in the shoe industry is not standardized. This means that the actual hardness of the boot can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In addition, it should be noted that the flexibility of the material is temperature-dependent. The longer you stand in your boot or the warmer the outside temperature, the softer the material becomes.

Depending on the use of the ski boot, you should also pay attention to the material and geometry of the sole. If you plan to hike or even climb during your excursions, you should consider this when choosing. Most freeride shoes also have an extra buckle at the back of the shoe. This can greatly improve the mobility when walking.

Size and shape of the model

When choosing a shoe, pay attention not only to the length of the foot, but also to the shape of the foot. Do you have narrow or wide feet or a high instep? The models are usually cut differently - make sure that the cut of the shoe fits your foot. Many manufacturers offer different last widths and also take into account flat, splay or flat feet.

In order to get as close as possible to the perfect size, the sizes of ski boots are given in Mondopoint for foot length. This corresponds to the foot length in mm. The width is defined by the last width, which can vary from model to model. Women's models are cut to fit women's feet and, apart from the professional range, generally have a slightly lower flex.

Caution - not too comfortable!

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 that feet hurt or toes fall asleep.

If a ski boot is too wide, for example, the buckles have to be tightened so that you get more support and then your feet fall asleep and the boot pinches. After that, you have to apply much more force while skiing to get proper pressure on the edges.

You are still unsure? Our Schikönig team has many years of experience and will be happy to give you comprehensive advice.

Consultation on site

Bring time with you!

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 for the purchase, without any time pressure. Allow at least 30 minutes when you try on a ski boot, only from this time you can give a reasonably meaningful feedback about the shoe. Especially in the morning or at noon is a good time to buy, because your feet get wider during the day.

Choosing the right socks

Please be sure to bring the socks you will be skiing in. We do have trial socks on site at the ski rental shop, but that is only a stopgap measure. Please don't make the mistake of wearing extra thick socks or even two pairs on top of each other, as you will get cold feet and the fit in the ski boot will not be optimal. We also offer you top ski socks from Falke in the ski rental. The new materials used by this brand keep your feet warm and wick away sweat. They are much thinner than the usual ski socks.

We hope to see you soon at Schikönig!

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