Conseil Snowboard – Comment essayer ses BOOTS de Snow ? Glisshop.com

Conseil Snowboard – Comment essayer ses BOOTS de Snow ? Glisshop.com


Hello and welcome on Glisshop, I’m Arnaud, snowboard specialist In this video we’re going to see how to choose the size of your snowboard boots And how to make sure they fit properly From a personal point of view, I believe boots are the most important piece of your setup If you feel good in it then it’s great but if you get the wrong size or if it doesn’t fit properly it can ruin your day and cause pain, discomfort and stuff you don’t want. That’s why making sure your boot fits properly is so important and that’s what we’re going to explain in this video. The first thing you need to know before choosing a boot is your boot size. Often, you’re in between 2 sizes like me, on some boots I’ll have a size 10 when on others I’ll have a 11 and I know it’s not easy. Plus, boots often size differently than sneakers or other shoes So, the first thing that’ll help you find your size is the Mondo Point size The size Mondo Point is available everywhere, in your regular shoes, on the box of your boots it gives you the size of your foot in centimeters 27, 28, 29 and it can go halves, 27.5, etc So, to make sure a boot fits Take the insole out of the liner here for instance, on a Northwave boot, we can see the size 29 is written on the sole and try to place your foot over it. If it covers the sole entirely, if it looks like it fits It is a good sign and you’re probably close to your true size. You may feel the tip a little or the end of the liner which is soft, made of foam This is a good sign as this foam will pack out after wear and the liner will adjust. Let’s see. I know I’m generally a size 29 when I cross data from my sneakers, my boots and other shoes Here is the insole size 29 Let’s place the foot on it and I transfer my weight over my leg We can see that the sole almost perfectly fits. which means the boot size should be right. Now, in order to try properly put on the sock you will use when riding. in order to get the best and most realistic feel possible. Socks, by the way, are another element you shouldn’t neglect a good pair of technical socks will help reduce frictions. However, a sock will not change your size. Whether you have a regular sock or a ski-specific sock, it does not affect the boot size. Half a size is half a centimeter, you will never find a sock that’s 0.5cm thick. Try to avoid putting 2 pairs of socks, it will create fricton and discomfort Just use one good pair of socks, high profile to avoid calf pain, and all you have to do it put on the boot. For the video I’m wearing snow pants to make things easier, of course you don’t have to do that when you’re home So, let’s put on the boot When your foot sits in, stand up Your position will be more natural, closing the boot is easier and you’ll better feel what you need to feel. So now that I’m in the boot it’s pretty impossible to tell if the size is right here for instance there are ankle reinforcements and for as long as my boot isn’t closed, my foot is not in place and my toes touch the end of the boot. At first feel, I’d say the boot is too small but it’s not necessarily true, I need to close it first. to truly test the size. Whether it’s a Boa system like here a speed lace like here or traditional lacing In all cases you do need to close the boots. Tighten up the liner first Note that it’s not with the liner that’s you’ll make the difference in terms of hold No need to overtighten it it won’t make the hold better but it can cause pressure points and pain. The idea is to tighten it just enough to feel that it holds your foot and you’re comfortable and snug. Once the liner is locked, let’s switch to the outer shell. I’m going to pull as if I was going to ride, as hard I can. And now I can feel that my foot moved backward into the boot Now that I’m locked in, my toes barely touch the end of the boot and that’s how it should be. When you’re in, your toes are just at the end of the liner you can slightly feel the foam but there is no pain. And as soon as you flex forward in a riding position The foot moves backward and I can’t feel the tip anymore. This is the best case scenario Feel the liner’s end when you stand straight, when the boot is new and when you flex, the foot moves back and you can’t feel it anymore. If you can still feel the liner, just a little bit but when you’re standing there’s no pain, your toes can still move then you should be fine, the liner will pack out and you should gain half a size after wear. Always prefer a boot that’s too tight when new that too loose. The other way round, if you really don’t feel anything when the boot is closed, I’d recommend to pick a smaller size. Once your boot will be worn a bit, it will get too big and you’ll lack of hold. Last thing you need to check when you flex forward, flex as much as you can, exaggerate the move even if it’s not a realistic position. In this position, your heel should stay locked in. It shouldn’t lift It is very important. If it moves, you’ll lose control and it may create friction and blisters. You don’t want that so make sure you feel good in the boot! I have liner that’s cut right here you can see that the foam has a high density These foams have a shape memory, with your body heat, they’ll adjust to your foot so you can see that there is a bit of extra room available. That’s why when you pick a size that is too big for you when the foam has packed out it will be loose and won’t fit anymore. You really want to just feel the liner. You can see that you’re quite far away from the outer shell, it won’t cause discomfort, your toes won’t be squizzed since when you flex your foot moves backward. As a conclusion, this is how you choose the right snowboard boot: First, try and find which brands best suit your shapes. Second, find out your foot size and remember the size in centimeters is often the most reliable one. Sizes vary from brand to brand and they’re not necessarily your usual size. In general, we recommend to pick one size up compared to your usual size Again, it’s an average recommendation, it depends on the model, on the brand, on your feet In the snowboard industry brands tend to make sizes smaller than what they are so it’s a… It’s an average. In order to be more specific, we’d need to talk about a specific model. Last, when you chose your boots and have them in hand, put them on as if you were going to ride put your specific socks Crank them up Forget your style for a minute, it’s okay to watch TV with snowboard boots on. Lock your boots, tighten them walk around, flex a few times and make sure your foot fits properly. Keep the boots on for like 10 to 15 minutes, the longer the better, this will give time to your liner for adjusting and you should be able to feel if your fit improves a little. I hope I helped you understand how to choose a snowboard boot. If you still have questions or doubts, contact us. I know it’s really difficult to pick the right fit when you don’t know what you need to feel Give us a call or send us an email we’ll be happy to help. Ring us on the +44 20 3129 3301 or drop a line at [email protected] Thanks for watching! Glisshop, ski and snowboard expert on Internet

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