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The boot flex refers to how much resistance the boot provides when leaning and pressing forward in a proper fitting alpine boot with slightly bended knees. So the flex is the boot flexibilit...
How to choose the best ski boots
Uncomfortable ski boots are probably the one thing, which will prevent new skiers from returning to the sport.
The risk of getting a pair of uncomfortable ski boots is always present if you choose to rent a pair of ski boots at the ski resort. Therefore the best solution is to buy a pair of alpine ski boots before heading for a ski trip.
In this section, you will find a broad selection of alpine ski boots for both beginners and experienced skier.
Boots for beginners are often characterised by being a bit more flexible, allowing a roomier fit and a softer forward flex than boots for intermediates that require greater stiffness to increase control.
Less expensive boots are quite often based on the flagship models from the same brand but with a roomier fit, providing more comfort. That is the main reason why a first-time skier should not go for a flagship model since this might cause a bad experience and sore feet.
What is ski boot flex and does it matter?
When browsing through our different ski boots, you might notice the term "flex." The flex of a ski boot is a way to measure how flexible a particular set of ski boots are. A rule of thumb is that the higher the flex, the more experienced the skier has to be.
Furthermore, there is a difference between the flex recommendations of men and women.
Men Ski boot flex recommendations
- Beginner: 60 - 80
- Intermediate: 80 - 110
- Advanced: 110+
Women Ski boot flex recommendations
- Beginner: 50 - 60
- Intermediate: 60 - 85
- Advanced: 85+