The choice of adult ski boots is based on 3 criteria:
The rigidity of the boot, the size and the fitting.
1. The Rigidity Of The Ski Boot Is Called Flex
We call "Flex" the ski boot's ability to bend forward with pressure from the tibia. The weaker the flex, the more flexible the boot. The higher it is, the more rigid the boot, providing precision and directional control.
Be sure to choose the level of Flex that's right for you: too high and you'll lack feeling; too low and you won't have the support you need.
*Flex below 65 => Forgiving: Intermediate level, for making progress.
*Flex from 65 to 85 => Dynamism: Advanced level, for cutting turns.
*Above 85=> Precision: Expert level, precise control on all terrains
*Flex below 60=>Forgiving: Intermediate level, for making progress.
*Flex from 60 to 75 => Dynamism: Advanced level, for cutting turns.
*Flex above 85 => Precision: Expert level, precise control on all terrains
2. The Size
Ski boot sizes are in Mondopoint. You then have to convert your size using the matching chart below:
3. The Fitting
Fitting is the key point when choosing your ski boots.
Put on the ski socks you normally use for skiing.
But your boots on and close the buckle to the halfway setting. If you go any further, it means that the volume of the boot isn't right for you.
Stand up straight, and you should touch the tip of the outer shell
Perform 3 deep knee bends, pushing hard on the shins (put your hands on your knees to help you) to push the heel back in the boot. Your foot is pushed back and you should not touch the tip of the boot with your toes.