Experts Offer Professional Tips for Buying Ski Boots

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More so than any other piece of equipment, selecting the proper ski boot is paramount to a great experience on the mountain. Adding new boot buying tips to its expansive resource library, has made it easier than ever to select ski boots online regardless of the skiers' experience level. offers ski boots and tips for buying them.

Having an inappropriate ski boot is like having a cell phone with bad reception

With ski season just around the corner, Steve Kopitz, owner of, is helping skiers make the right choice regarding shopping for ski boots. Kopitz is offering customer-friendly tips on his Web site, referenced above, and helping customers with one of the most important decisions they can make regarding their gear.'s extensive Ski-O-Pedia includes numerous articles that answer some of the toughest skiing questions. The site also boasts sophisticated product filtering systems, on-snow video reviews of equipment and "create your own package" options for skiers who need a complete set of new gear. Ski boots, however, are something Kopitz has deliberately focused on, and for good reason.

Ski boots that are too loose will cause your foot to slip and negatively impact your performance, whereas a pair that is too tight will restrict circulation and can cause numbness. When buying a new pair, it is critical to ensure that they're comfortable in all conditions and for extended wear.

"Having an inappropriate ski boot is like having a cell phone with bad reception," explains Kopitz. "It's your ski boot that communicates the actions of your feet to the skis. The advanced filtering system at helps ensure shoppers are selecting the appropriate boot for their skill level."

Other tips featured in the Ski-O-Pedia encourage shoppers to be honest about their skiing abilities and to choose ski boots with the appropriate flex rating for their experience levels. Skiers who plan to spend most of their time skiing moguls or powder need boots with a stiffer flex than those making casual runs down the mountain. When wearing new ski boots for the first time, skiers are also advised to try them on for at least 10 minutes because comfort and support of key pressure points like ankles and toes can take a few minutes to become detectable.

"With nearly a dozen different brands and hundreds of different ski boots to choose from, even advanced skiers often need the advice of an expert to make the right choice," says Kopitz. "Our filtering system removes the guesswork by enabling skiers to narrow their search in multiple categories at the same time. In many cases, skiers are able to pare down their selection to just a couple of different boots, saving time and money."

To find great deals on ski boots, skis and other skiing equipment or to learn more about how to select the best boot for any given skier, please visit

About is an online storefront selling skis, boots, apparel, ski racing equipment, snowboarding gear and everything else needed to enjoy snow sports. The collection includes all major brands like K2, Rossignol and Salomon. Visitors to can consult the Ski-O-Pedia for answers to all of their skiing and equipment questions.


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