Whether alpine or cross-country skiing, not many things are more vital to peak performance and maximum fun than the proper pair of ski boots. ""Vital"" is the right word. Ski boots work hand in hand—or foot in foot—with the skis, and the bindings that keep the boots attached to the skis. Combined, they transfer control motions from the legs to handle the snow you're riding on top of, make the movements and shifts in direction you desire, and of course, make it possible to do some really sweet tricks now and then.
Back in the dark ages—or early years of skiing, anyhow—the basic boot was refined and became two types, one for downhill skiing and one for cross country. Each was made especially for the two types of skiing with numerous differences between the two. Downhill skiing has especially changed and the boot has come to rise up towards the ankle and calf to provide better response to the sideways motions of a skier’s legs with better transmission of movement through the bindings to the skis. Though they might have begun humbly, ski boots have become a key part of high performance and big fun on the snow.
Today, the best names in skiing like Salomon, Atomic, Fischer, Nordica, Rossignol, and many more are directly associated with their dedication to making the best ski boots possible. Their craftsmanship makes it easy for you to take on the mountain's challenges and refine your skills. Quality ski boots allow you to be your best and are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, widths, and fits to meet any needs you have. Shop the best selection at The House Boardshop.
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