Expert Custom Boot Fitting

Have you ever seen someone who comes to a steep section and says, “Wait a minute, I have to buckle my boots tighter for this section.”? That’s because their boots don’t fit well so they are trying to keep their foot from sliding around in the boot so they have more control over their skis. The problem is, they are reducing circulation making the muscles less effective, and they are flattening their foot which means they can’t ski as strongly. Proper fitting ski boots are crucial for skiing comfort and performance.

In addition to simply feeling more comfortable, ski boots that fit just right also permit good blood circulation to keep toes warm and happy so you can stay out longer and have more fun.

Perhaps even more importantly, custom fitted boots give the skier more control and make skis extra responsive by eliminating wobbles to allow powerful transfer of the skier’s energy to the ski. To provide you with all these benefits, Jans expert boot fitters, who are the best in the business, offer a custom fit for every boot we sell in store.

We start by learning about your skill level and the types of terrain you like to ski. Next, we measure and analyze the key features of your foot so that we can find you the ski boot design that is the best suited for your particular anatomy and skiing style. Because almost all of us have feet that are slightly different in size from each other, we adjust the boots individually according to your needs, which may include tweaks to heel pockets, toe boxes, and ankle and instep areas.

To perfect the fit, we recommend custom insoles to enhance the overall comfort, fit, and performance of your ski boots. Custom insoles are heat molded exactly to the sole of your foot. That means there’s support exactly where your arch starts and stops, at the ball of your foot, and under your toes. That support cradles your foot so it doesn’t slide around as your skis go over bumps and as you edge on the steep stuff. Since your toe and foot muscles aren’t trying to grab for grip, there’s less fatigue in your feet and legs. The support provided by our custom formed insoles also means better circulation so your feet stay warmer and you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding a lot more.

For more information call 800-745-1020.

Custom Work Takes Time

A Jans ski boot fitting is an individual process that involves assessments of your unique skiing style, goals, and history of injuries. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, so please be sure to allow the time for us to give you the best fit possible.

On-Snow Feedback

With on-snow locations at both Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, our Expert boot fitters are able to fine-tune your fit with the added benefit of immediate feedback. That means that any adjustments we make to your ski boots are made based on real-time visual indicators on your feet, and can be tested out on the snow while your concerns are fresh in your mind. Admittedly, that makes the boot fitting process more time consuming and labor-intensive for our boot fitters. But it’s the only way to guarantee that you leave our shop with ski boots that maximize both comfort and performance. Knowing you’re out on the snow skiing more comfortably and confidently makes it all worth it in the end.

Lifetime Boot Fit Guarantee

Here at Jans we take pride in our reputation as one of the best ski shops for professional boot fitting in the country. We want our customers to know that if they work with our Expert boot fitters to make their purchase, we’ll stand by the fit for the life of the boot.*

That means you have access to professional boot work any time you’re in Park City, and completely free of charge. From natural wear and tear on the liner, to major changes in your foot structure, we’ll get to the bottom of the problem and find the solution that works best for you.

In other words, purchasing your ski boots with help from the Experts at Jans is a Guarantee of maximum performance and comfort for years to come.

*Obviously, we can’t guarantee the fit as a child out grows the size of their ski boots, or the fit of adult ski boots that are well past their functional life. The Lifetime Boot Fit Guarantee does not apply to off-price “sale” purchases, or boots that have been damaged beyond repair due to user error.