A hard shell ski boot - that is soft (not plastic) on the outside foot part?
November 13, 2010 10:15 AM Subscribe
Does it exist yet? - A ski boot for super wide feet that uses snowboard boot type material on the outside part of the foot, but is hard plastic otherwise? (I have a wide foot and only snowboard boots are comfortable for me)
posted by figTree to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
I have a very wide foot (13 EEEEEE). Ski boots, no matter how wide they claim to be, and how much I have ever got them "bumped", are never wide enough (they always still hurt my widest outside part of my foot, especially when I need to go down steep slopes and tighten my boots. At that point, my one outside part of the foot begins to hurt a lot - I think I have a minor case of tailors bunion that comes if I have a tight fitting boot).
So years ago, I turned to snowboarding! Its been great, and the boots are soo comfortable (well I had to get them bumped some - but they do not hurt at all!), and boarding is awesome.
Well its been many years, and I was thinking this year maybe this year I'll see if technology has gotten to the point where there exists an actual ski boot that would be good for me.
I am looking for a boot that uses the same type of material as a snowboard boot where the outside part of the foot is, and somehow combines that into what is otherwise a hard plastic shell, in some form or another. Many years ago I heard that a company developed such a thing, but then went bankrupt.
Any one know if such a thing exists yet? what are they called? (if I look up hybrid ski snowboard boot, I only get boot that are all plastic but fit onto a snowboard, if I look up soft ski boot, I get boots that use soft plastic). If it does not exist yet, is there any other uberuber wide boot that is designed for my case? I am an advanced boarder and skiier.