Clearance Ski Boots Coming Soon To Our Online Store
Certified Boot Fitters on staff for customizations & modifications of ski & snowboard boots.
Meet The Best Bootfitters In Killington
I’m A liscened pedoritist and certified bootfitter. I’ve been working at Basin Sports for 28 years and know all the ends and outs of ski boot fitting. Backed by excellent co-workers, customers and products I stand behind my boot fitting work and can get you back out on the hill skiing happily.
I’ve been a bootfitter at Basin for 10 years and also carry a Pedorothist liscense as well as Master Bootfit certifications. I love to ski and travel and chase pow out west. I can be found out on the hill shredding pow or in the shop offering high quality bootfits.
When I’m not working as a bootfitter I can be found skiing or out flying my amatuer drones and mini-planes. I love to be outside, enjoying life and connecting with the world around me.
I started skiing when I was two years old. It’s always been a passion of mine, so it was only natural to end up working in the ski industry. I started working as an instructor and race coach in 2005. In 2007 I started working at a ski shop in Michigan and recently moved to Basin Sports to specialize in bootfitting.
When your foot and ankle bones are pressured by a hard plastic shell, you can expect problems. This is where shell modification comes into play. Modifying the shell to match the shape of your foot can be done by grinding the plastic away or by heating and reshaping the plastic with an assortment of specialized tools (also known as “punching” the boot).
Common situations that call for modifying the boot shell include:
- Bone spurs
- Hardware or tender spots from surgery
- Downsizing for the sake of performance.
Boot Shell Modifications
Every Foot is Different...
Every skier, regardless of ability or experience level, can benefit from having a custom footbed made for them. Custom footbeds are molded to your foot by taking an impression of it, then placing the heated footbed in the mold with your foot on top. The process of molding a custom footbed typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
- Think of a footprint in wet sand which is unique to you and supports your entire foot evenly.
- A supported foot is stable, strong, balanced and relaxed, while an unsupported one is weak, unbalanced and easily fatigued.
- Much of the discomfort skiers experience is a result of an unsupported foot trying to stay balanced and working too hard to steer the ski through the turn.
- Proper footbeds are essential for an effective fit.
Customize Your Skiing Potential
At Basin Sports we offer a few brands of boots that can be completely customizable. The most noteable being Strolz Ski Boots. The modern Strolz design is focused on comfort and function. Eight decades and four generations of experience has proved the absolute necessity of uniting both demands. Just as Martin Strolz combined his experiences as a master orthopedic shoemaker and alpine racer, Hannes Strolz has expanded his acquired shoemaking craft with a formal degree in industrial and mechanical design. Strolz is constantly furthering their boot know-how and development. When manufacturing ski boots, they incorporate the latest discoveries in material research and orthopedics. That’s why each Strolz ski boot generation sets new standards in fitting form, wearing comfort and power transmission.
Advanced analysis technology to assess your foot type, ability and biomechanics (foot stance, foot type, leg alignment) allows us to choose the correct level of fit, comfort and performance for your ski boots.
Foot pressure and balance scan
“Stance Analysis” is a broad term to describe the process of determining what modifications to equipment are needed to balance an athlete.
- Examines posture and alignment; balance and co-ordination and your ability to react and adjust to changes in movement and terrain.
- Enables our technicians to assess the efficiency of your neuromuscular feedback before and after fitting ski boots and custom insoles.
- Correcting the alignment results in improved stability and balance indicated by the green oval.
Boot Alignment Adjustments To Serve You And Your Feet
Customization Isn't Just For Skiers...
Whether you have years of snowboarding under your belt or are gearing up for your first season, a pair of boots will dictate the quality of your experience. Much like a snowflake, every foot is different: what works for one person won’t necessarily work for you. It’s important to find the right pair of boots for your feet, and taking the time to try on various styles and sizes will ensure happy feet all season long.
That said, there are a lot of choices out there. How do you even begin to narrow down the selections? Our bootfitters aren’t just focused on skiers. Snowboarders deserve comfortable boots too. We can adjust and customize your snowboard boots to fit your feet so you can spend more time shredding and less time sitting in the lodge.