If you’re like me – you’re frothing to get back on the hill!
I wanted to share a couple of easy things you can do right now to help make your feet more comfortable on the first day back on the hill!
#1 Clip your toenails:
Maybe it’s not the most exciting thing to talk about, but going out on day one with a long toenail (especially if it’s on your longest toe) could start your season off with a bruised toe – lost toenail or even a cut in your socks!
#2 Inventory your socks:
I highly recommend using only one style/model/thickness of sock for the entire season.
Many people think that the heavier the sock, the warmer your feet will be. The truth is that your boot liner usually offers plenty of insulation for warmth. As long as you have good moisture wicking socks - if your feet stay dry, your feet stay warm.
You want to avoid changing sock thickness because it will change the fit of the boot! Even the slightest change in thickness can make your boots painful - giving you numbness, heel lift or even blisters!
Maybe you have an assortment of socks that you’ve gained over the years…. Sort through them and get rid of all of the odd 🦆ducks!
Once you've narrowed it down to one sock you like, make sure you have several pairs (at least 3) of that same model to maintain boot fit consistency.
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#3 Put your boots on:
Now that you have your socks all sorted – put your socks on and then put your boots on!
This a great opportunity to inspect your boots for frayed laces/Boa cables and hit up your local shop if they need to be replaced.
Wear your boots around the house for a couple of hours.
Look for any pain points – toe bang, heel lift… This is the time to start addressing those types of fit issues – instead of having your FDOH cut short!
I could go on forever with other little things that are important for comfortable snowboard boots, but I’ll draw a line here and just say that if you have any questions about boot fitting – please feel free to reach out to me directly via email:
Happy First Day on the Hill!
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