Heated ski boots
Guide to buying a heated ski boot :
There is nothing more unpleasant than having cold feet all day long and having your toes turn completely blue at the end of the day. Before investing in expensive equipment, the first thing to check is the fit of the boot, because the first explanation for the cold sensation is often poor blood circulation. So first check that your ski boot is not too tight and above all do not exaggerate on the thickness of the sock used because big woolen socks with a lot of padding are generally counter-productive in the fight against the cold because they reduce the volume of the boot which means compressing the foot even more. However if despite a good choice of sock and a correct tightening of the boot you continue to have cold feet, it is then necessary to think about an active heating system for the foot. For this reason, ski companies such as Salomon have developed new heated ski boots.
How does a heated ski boot work?
The principle of a heated ski boot is very simple. A high-capacity battery is integrated into the boot shell or liner and heating plates are moulded into the most critical areas such as the toes. A power adjustment system crowns the whole and allows to obtain the desired heat intensity. This makes it very easy to adapt to the temperature of the day. Of course, the more you push the heating, the shorter the autonomy will be. For example, Salomon announces an autonomy of between 4 and 18 hours depending on use (3 possible settings). And to recharge the batteries, nothing could be simpler. Simply connect the shoes to a standard power outlet during the night to fill up.
Which heated ski boot to choose?
Being a top-of-the-range product, heated boots are still quite discreet on the market. One of the most successful products is undoubtedly the X Pro Custom Heat from Salomon's heated ski boot range, which comes in two versions: a women's heated ski boot with extra fur trim and a more masculine men's version. You will also find at Glisshop a complete collection of Rossignol heated ski boots at the cutting edge of technology equipped with long-lasting high-performance batteries.
Can a heating system be adapted to any ski boot?
This is a wise question because if you already have new ski boots, you can adapt a heated sole system or even a heated sock system which will play the same role as a heated ski boot with an integrated system.