Boots

Place trail map against the rear boot cuff. and fold  so one half is on outside of boot.

Making a Trail Map Boot Horn

I’d Be Surprised If Someone Else Didn’t Come Up With This Simple Trick Soon After The Printed Trail Map Made Its Debut. But, necessity being the mother of invention, in a moment of need, I folded the first map I found, tucked it into the shaft, and, with surprising ease, slipped my foot inside. Here’s how to do it on[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 1 comment Boots
Full Tilt boots: comfort, warmth, convenience.

Back to the Future With Full Tilt Boots

Rear Entry Boots For Comfort And Convenience. If you bring up the subject of ski boots among senior skiers, you’re bound to hear someone lament the demise of rear-entry boots or praise the old Raichle Full Flex boots (AKA Flexon Comps). Today when some oldsters need boot horns to get into their ski boots and boot jacks to remove them,[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 6 comments Boots
Boot Fitting Tips As Hiking Season Heats Up

Boot Fitting Tips As Hiking Season Heats Up

An Expert Provides Advice On Right Fit for Hiking Boots. As hiking season gets in full swing you may be considering new boots for your upcoming adventures. In the thirteen years I’ve been helping people choose hiking footwear, I’ve gathered four critical tips to share: Length Width Volume Shape Length – Two lengths are important. A) the heel to toe[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 1 comment Boots
Boots waiting to be evaluated. 
Credit: MasterFit

Test Animal In The Annual Ski Boot Lab

How the Magazines Get Their Boot Evaluations. Since the mid-80’s a group of serious skiers has convened at Mt Bachelor, in Bend, Oregon, to evaluate the boots store buyers have purchased for the coming season. This year the show, which is organized by MasterFit Enterprises, moved to Solitude in Utah. I was invited to participate. The collective impressions of the[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Boots, Features
Muck Boots: The Toyota 4-Runner Of Footwear

Muck Boots: The Toyota 4-Runner Of Footwear

Rugged, Waterproof Snow Boots E-Z On/Off. My wife and I just returned from a pleasant hike in the snow, among cliffs and monoliths; sagebrush and Ponderosa pine. She wore sturdy hiking boots and gaiters. I wore the Muck Boot Arctic Commuter, a high-rise (mid-calf) fleece-lined neoprene boot. They were an ideal choice. For a hike on snow-covered, uneven, though generally[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 3
Here's a boot fitting pro doing a stance analysis.  
Credit: Steve Cohen

Bootfitting 101: TLC For Old “Soles”

Older people have messed up feet, says Steve Cohen philosophically. Cohen is CEO of Masterfit Enterprises, a company that specializes in training ski shop salespeople to fit boots properly. The company also tests boots, makes insoles and boot fit aids and runs America’s Best Bootfitters, an organization of top bootfitting shops. “Think how many miles senior feet have trod. They’re[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 1 comment Boots
Pakems CEO Julie Adams shows off high and low models at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing.com

Lightweight Pakems: Flip Flops for Cold Weather

Clever new “portable” boot makes feet happy. We’ve been padding around SeniorsSkiing.com’s New England office for the past few days wear-testing our new Pakems boots that we picked up at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show last month. The real trial will come in a couple of weeks on some ski hill in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine after the final[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 1
Ski Boots for Seniors: The Apex Innovation

Ski Boots for Seniors: The Apex Innovation

Hey there, Senior Skier:  Time for a moment of honest reflection.  While ski boots have come a long, long way from the old days, comfort-wise, they still suck, right? But, what if ski boots didn’t hurt after three hours of riding hard pack?  What if you could walk around the lodge or to your car in comfort, without the cadence[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 15 comments Boots, Gear

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