Ski boot insoles are designed to hold your feet in correct postural alignment, keep them stable inside your ski boots and keep them from slipping around. Supported, Static and stable, the 3 goals of an insole. If there’s one weak link, you’re going to have a bad time on the slopes.
Diving a little deeper into those 3 goals;
- Support is multi-faceted. For example we are not just talking about supporting the arch of the foot. We want the length of the foot to be held in the most biomechanically correct position and be balanced, creating a perfect foot to boot interface. We start the insole fitting process with a hands-on foot postural assessment; foot shape, individual foot characteristics, testing for range of movement (ROM) and any foot features that would make standing in a ski boot uncomfortable. Depending on the individual, there is a sweet spot that is known as the neutral position; it is the role of your insoles to keep you in this position for maximum effectiveness and comfort. The assessment process goes further by incorporating pressure-mapping technology to get detailed information about a person’s individual skiing posture. We achieve support by casting an insole that supports the arch to its most optimal height, allows for ankle mobility and supports the complete length of the foot.
- A Static foot is simply one that does not slip around. Black toenails, ‘shin bang’ (shin bruising) and heel lift are all too common and some of the easiest problems to fix with Footpro custom ski insoles. An insole that is custom moulded to your foot, and fitted to the right ski boot eliminates and space for your foot to move around and provides a full 360-degree fit. No slip.
- Foot Stability inside the boot is critical to achieving a comfortable fit. A foot that is unstable and rolls from side to side too much will put unwanted pressure on bony prominences like your anklebones. This can create inflammation, hot spots, bruising and over time can sometimes develop into bony prominences like bunions and spurs – which in turn makes pressure points even worse! Nasty stuff. Needless to say, we want to stabilize your feet medially and laterally so this doesn’t happen.
When it comes to insoles, comfort and performance are synonymous. Ski insoles must be supportive enough to hold your feet in a static and stable position without being too invasive.
How do Footpro technicians achieve this “Insole Nirvana”?
At Footpro, we specialise in creating comfort solutions for the feet of the world. To steal a phrase, we’ve never met a foot we couldn’t fit. Our expert fitters take the time to get to know you, your individual level of tolerance to foot pressure inside a ski boot, your past experiences and future expectations, and constantly re-evaluate during and after your Footpro fitting. Just like the suspension of your car, insoles can be adjusted for the perfect blend of stiffness and rebound.
Our expert ski boot technicians conduct the most innovative foot posture assessment, are experienced and highly trained, use a unique combination of materials for insole construction. Our insoles come with a 100% comfort guarantee. Come on in and experience the benefits for yourself.