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5 things you shouldn’t do in your ski boots and one you SHOULD by ICEGRIPPER

5 things you shouldn’t do in your ski boots and one you SHOULD by ICEGRIPPER

As skiing is returning to normal levels following the COVID pandemic, ICEGRIPPER has been looking at 5 things you shouldn’t do in your ski boots and one thing you SHOULD!

1. Tolerate pain 😣 If your boots hurt, you can do something about it! Ignoring the pain can even lead to serious or chronic injuries. Everyone’s foot is different, so forget what you’ve heard about the best brand or the characteristics of a particular boot. Find a good boot fitter that takes into account the measurements of your whole foot, and get your boots properly sized. Many people wear boots that are too short or the wrong width or volume. Some people benefit from a custom insole or orthotic, so explore that option if you’ve exhausted your options in a standard boot. The right fit REALLY matters – don’t tolerate pain anymore!

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2. Après Ski Twister 🌪️ A surprising number of people hit 'happy hour' in their boots and then keep them on way too long (think dancing on the tables in Austria!). After skiing all day, your feet are tired and typically even a bit swollen. Give them some much-needed circulation and air with that handy pair of street shoes you put in a slope side locker (and see point 5...)

3. Ski outside your ability ⛷️ There is no shortage of examples here. Whether it’s an overzealous beginner or a little one-upmanship among friends, skiing above your skill level often leads to poor form and sometimes serious injury. Skiers tend to lean back instead of forward, forcing their toes into the front of their boots and putting extra pressure on ankles. And, skiing outside your comfort zone can hurt far more than your feet or your ego. It’s downright dangerous and can even be deadly. That's why its now compulsory to wear helmets in Italy and new piste rules are being introduced in France, enforced by mountain police. Don't lose that valuable and very expensive ski pass!

4. Drive 😮 You might think “who does this?” But it actually does happen. You may be eager for first tracks, but skip the boots until you are out of the car and at the lifts. Not only do ski boots make for very dangerous driving, you should save your feet for the full day on the slopes.


5. Walk any further than necessary (unless...see 6) 🎿 Everyone has seen Dumb and Dumber, bu no one wants to live it! At most resorts, a hike from the parking area is inevitable, but walking long distances in your boots before and after hitting the slopes is hard on your feet and ankles, not to mention the rest of your body. Ski boots force us into an unnatural walking position that can strain knees, hips, and backs too. Then there's the inevitable slip on a patch of ice. Someone slipping and falling, to then be covered in flailing skis and poles, IS AS PAINFUL AS IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS. Don't let it be you! ICEGRIPPER recently tested out several products to prevent this - check them out HERE

6. ICEGRIPPER anti slip ski boot protectors ✅ If you are not lucky (or wealthy) enough to have ski in-ski out accommodation, it's inevitable you will have a walk to the lifts. So reduce the strain on your feet, ankles and legs and use ICEGRIPPER anti slip ski boot protectors
...Not only do they make your walk more comfortable and safer, but the exorbitant investment in your ski boots goes a bit further as they protect the expensive soles from wear.

Have you recently been skiing and used anti slip ski boot protectors? We'd be pleased to receive your comments, feedback and advice. Leave your comments below, email us, or contact us through any of our social media sites, see the links in the footer.

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