Boot Fitting Ski Boot

Boot Fitting Tech

During your assessment and before we start the fit we’ll assess the work needed to ensure your perfect fit. For those with an interest in the finer details, here are some of the adjustments that your fit might involve.

Ski Boot Footbed and insole

Ski Boot Footbeds

Having used Sidas’ range of technical footbeds since we started The Boot Lab, we have built a relationship with their team of experts and have created our very own footbeds using specialist materials that we have developed. The Boot Lab footbeds give just the right amount of support in just the right places. A footbed makes a vital difference to the comfort and fit of your boots.

In order to support your foot correctly, we will make your custom footbed using our special moulding equipment. The process involves capturing an imprint of the sole of your foot then heat moulding a footbed to this shape. We take this mould in a seated position so that we can adjust how your foot is positioned inside the ski boot. We then block the footbed in to provide support and to stabilise the footbed inside the boot. 

A custom made footbed will improve both the comfort and performance of your ski boot.

The Boot Lab, Courchevel and Meribel • Custom Made Ski boot Footbeds and Insoles • Custom Made footbeds • Sidas Footbed Grinder •

Ski Boot Fitting Liner

Ski Boot Liners

During the boot fitting process, we will modify the original boot liners that come with the boot, by stretching, changing foam density, and relieving pressure points. These tweaks can really make a difference in getting the fit spot on.

If the boot we are fitting you with comes with thermo liners we will mould these to your feet. To do this we attach foam to your feet on pressure points and place foam toe caps on under your socks. The liner is then heated up in an oven. Once at the correct temperature it is placed back in the boot shell and we help you slide the boot on. The process is slightly uncomfortable as the foam and toe caps are taking volume out of the fit. Once the liner is cooled we will remove your foot and the foam, before you can test the final fit.

For most people the stock liner, which comes with the boot, is perfectly adequate. For those seeking a high performance fit, or people with very narrow feet we may suggest a different liner – either Intuition or foam. These both remove volume, preventing movement in the boot. 

We favour Intuition liners which are the market leaders and we stock a large range of their products as well as our own custom-designed Intuition liners. We also stock Sidas foam-injected liners.

 

Ski Boot Fitting Heat Gun

Shell Modifications

At the Boot Lab we have top-of-the-range Keyser boot press in each of our shops. Should we need to make adjustments to the shell of your boot during the fitting, we’ll use the different moulds to adapt the shape of the boot shell to fit your feet. By adding heat and pressure we can completely mould the shell, so if for example you have bunions rather than picking a larger boot we’ll stretch the correct size shell and make the boot fit your foot. 
We also have a die grinder, which allows us to remove pressure points from the inner shell.

Aside from this, we can also replace parts of a boot, eg. buckles or soles and we can also reduce or increase flex, depending on the model of the boot.

  

They were not expensive
“Having arrived in Courchevel with little hope of being able to Ski due to a 9 year absence and a Bunion, I headed to The Boot Lab on day one. I had been recommended to go there from the Uk but also by Ski World. Gavin had me in Boots in less than 2 hours and they were the most comfortable Ski Boots I have ever had. They were not expensive for the custom fit service. I am so grateful and happy. Thank you is not enough.”

Susan Goodchild

The Boot Lab
5.0
2017-05-25T12:22:30+00:00

Susan Goodchild

“Having arrived in Courchevel with little hope of being able to Ski due to a 9 year absence and a Bunion, I headed to The Boot Lab on day one. I had been recommended to go there from the Uk but also by Ski World. Gavin had me in Boots in less than 2 hours and they were the most comfortable Ski Boots I have ever had. They were not expensive for the custom fit service. I am so grateful and happy. Thank you is not enough.”
My first day of pain free skiing in 5 years
"Incredible service from Gavin and Joel. I have serious feet issues and have just had my first day of pain free skiing in 5 years thanks to being properly diagnosed and fitted. I just can't thank the boys enough, or recommend them highly enough."

Scott Jarron

The Boot Lab
5.0
2017-05-25T12:33:52+00:00

Scott Jarron

"Incredible service from Gavin and Joel. I have serious feet issues and have just had my first day of pain free skiing in 5 years thanks to being properly diagnosed and fitted. I just can't thank the boys enough, or recommend them highly enough."
Professional and genuinely caring
"Great staff, all professional and genuinely caring. I was so impressed when buying boots, I went back and bought new skis and then poles. I will use again and highly recommend The Boot Lab to all."

Gav Miller

The Boot Lab
5.0
2017-05-25T12:38:51+00:00

Gav Miller

"Great staff, all professional and genuinely caring. I was so impressed when buying boots, I went back and bought new skis and then poles. I will use again and highly recommend The Boot Lab to all."
They really do guarantee a perfect fit
"Amazing attention to detail from the guys. Myself and stepdaughter got new boots custom fitted last week. When they say don't hesitate to come in if something isn't right, they mean it. They really do guarantee a perfect fit and make you feel very welcome if you want to have any adjustments. Very pleased indeed."

Mark Fowler

The Boot Lab
5.0
2017-05-25T12:40:18+00:00

Mark Fowler

"Amazing attention to detail from the guys. Myself and stepdaughter got new boots custom fitted last week. When they say don't hesitate to come in if something isn't right, they mean it. They really do guarantee a perfect fit and make you feel very welcome if you want to have any adjustments. Very pleased indeed."
Day two, happiest feet ever!!!
"I have the oddest feet. That need much patience. Particularly when finding the right boot. And after considerable time spent with the guys in The Boot Lab, we thought we had. But one day skiing proved we were wrong. Back I went. And another patient hour and a half was spent figuring out what was wrong. Found the problems, and the solutions. Day two, happiest feet ever!!! Thank you"

Maeve McCleane

The Boot Lab
5.0
2017-05-25T12:42:02+00:00

Maeve McCleane

"I have the oddest feet. That need much patience. Particularly when finding the right boot. And after considerable time spent with the guys in The Boot Lab, we thought we had. But one day skiing proved we were wrong. Back I went. And another patient hour and a half was spent figuring out what was wrong. Found the problems, and the solutions. Day two, happiest feet ever!!! Thank you"
I’ve never seen a shop so busy, anywhere!
"I attended the Meribel shop yesterday, fabulous service! I've never seen a shop so busy, anywhere! And their help, advice and product works.
If you need them, expect to be with them for well over an hour. But it's the best hour plus I've spent in a ski resort. Top guys, top service, top product!"

Phil Foster

The Boot Lab
5.0
2017-05-25T12:43:34+00:00

Phil Foster

"I attended the Meribel shop yesterday, fabulous service! I've never seen a shop so busy, anywhere! And their help, advice and product works. If you need them, expect to be with them for well over an hour. But it's the best hour plus I've spent in a ski resort. Top guys, top service, top product!"
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