We know that the mere mention of the word “ski” is enough to trigger the thrill in your veins and encourage you to go and collect all the necessary equipment for the experience. An inevitable part of this shopping is choosing the perfect boots that will not only smoothen out your glide through the snow-covered hills, but also provide undeniable comfort. But, what needs to be taken into consideration here is the fact that men’s and women’s snow boots differ from each other in the cuff height, in the liners and the heel and ankle fit. Therefore, here’s a list of requirements that a boot must fulfill to qualify as the perfect ones and you can own them.
The ability level:
Checking the ability level of the boot before buying it can prove beneficial when you have worn them. To smoothly glide over the snow without stumbling over, the boots need to response in a better way. When the flex is stiff and the fit is narrow, it will help the skier to make smaller movements that further leads to easy adaptation to the changing conditions of snow. If you are a beginner, you can opt for a soft and medium flex because they will assist you through the rough portions of the snow.
Women’s feet differ from one woman to the other and also from a man’s foot if we consider the shape of the leg. A myth that must be broken here is that women with larger calf size can fit more comfortably into men’s boots. Men have longer calf muscles than women and that is why the muscles sit above the cuff of the boots; and that is the reason that a woman should select her ski boots accordingly. Ski boots for women are being designed variably and it has become quite easy to choose from this wide range. For example, women with larger calf muscles can select the boots that have adjustable and wider cuffs and adjustments can be made to extend the buckles.
Make sure that the flex of the boot is soft enough to provide a pain-free turn. The base of the boot should not be entirely flat and should have some angle so that it can match the shape of your feet and fit easily. A woman’s ski boot should have a slightly taller wedge than that of a man so that the weight of your body comes forward in your control and this difference lies essentially in the different gravitational points in men (tail bone) and women (belly button).
Women can differ in the width of their feet, and a major difference here with that of men is that they have a narrower heel and ankle than men. In some boots, there is an added cushion or padding over the heel so that the boot fits better. Usually the boots for women taper closer towards the inside of the heel. Apart from this, there can be also different materials that are used to form the bottom of the boots depending upon the endurance power of their owner.