Our Boot Fitting Process
At Banff Soul Ski + Bike, we believe that the right boot for you is the boot that fits best. A well fitting boot can enhance your skiing experience, just as an ill fitting boot can put a damper on an entire season. A boot that may seem comfortable at first can pack out within a handful of trips to the ski hill, resulting in a poor fit. A packed out boot will give you less control and result in a sloppier skiing experience, and we want to avoid that at all costs! So how do we ensure that you end up with the best possible boot fit? Years of experience, and lots of measuring.
We believe in taking the time to measure and analyze your feet, and to discuss your skiing experience and preferences before we pull any boot off of the shelf. Colour, brand, and features all come second to the best possible fit.
Before we even slip your foot into a liner, we start every boot off with a shell test. This test will let us know how the boot shell fits, and will give us an idea how much room will exist in the shell once your liner packs out. We also pay close attention to the volume of your foot, and make sure you’re getting a firm fit throughout the in-step, ankle, calf, and heel.
Once we find the best possible “shelf-fit”, we can make custom adjustments to the boot to get it in for your foot and stance. Our team guarantees the fit of each boot we sell, and include any future boot work within the price of the boot.
Essentially, we want to get you in a boot that’s going fit well, and allow you to ski hard all season long (and likely for quite a few seasons into the future).
Although we have a small selection of boots available online, that fact doesn’t ring true at our physical location. We purposely keep a low level of selection online because we want to help you find the best fitting boot, and unfortunately, we aren’t able to do that as well over the internet.
So stop by, take a seat, and let one of our seasoned boot fitting pro’s take a look at your feet. A proper fitting can take around an hour, so make sure you have enough time, a pair of your own ski socks, and pants you can roll up out of the way. We look forward to fitting you this winter!