If you are someone that has narrow feet and struggles to find ski boots that secure your heel, lock in your forefoot or support your skinny legs, here is a rundown on the 5 best narrow lasted all mtn ski boots.
Now traditionally you may have been forced to wear a cold stiff narrow race boot to get the right fit.
But if your not a ski racer, ski boots have made great advancements for getting a nice comfortable fit for even the narrowest of feet. The boots in this list have been chosen as they combine narrow last widths, while still providing great performance. These are the best narrow boots for you to grow with and progress your skiing.
The first thing you want to make sure is that you actually do have a narrow foot. It will be helpful for you to know your foot length, width, instep height and shape. Watch these two videos to be entirely clear on your feets dimensions and how they relate to the size of a ski boot.
Then we can look at which boots will be best to suit your feet.
- Nordica ProMachine
A great boot from Nordica, it has an exceptional amount of foot hold. A 98mm last which is fairly straight down the medial side and the stance and geometry of a race boot. This boot has an amazing liner featuring some of Nordicas new "cork fit" 3d liner to give a fantastic heel hold while also providing warmth buy being insulated with Primaloft. Incredible narrow ski boot!
- K2 Recon (lv)
K2's 98mm (LV- low volume) offering is a fantastic boot with a great shape for feet to settle into and heat moldable shell and liner for easy customisation. With a carbon "Y" spine is has excellent power transfer, yet remains so lightweight it feels like a touring boot, but skis more like a race boot.
- Salomon SMax
Versatile! This narrow boot option can be great for anyone that has a skinny heel or leg but wider forefoot. Or someone that may have lumps and bumps on their foot. Why? The custom shell HD process allows this boot to mold to the shape of the foot without manually stretching. (Just by heating in an oven!) It stands on its own as a great 98mm narrow boot, but with this extra level of easily adapting to many types and shapes of narrow feet it is a phenomenon.
This boot is a really solid option with its lightweight construction, forefoot reinforcement and seamless liner, it is responsive and feels great!
- Tecnica Mach 1 LV
A lightweight, race inspired, powerful ski boot. This offering from Tecnica provides a great narrow fit. A good option for those with a prominent big toe due to the toebox shape. It features Tecnica C.A.S fitting system for a lot of custom fitting options to liner and shell. The liner itself gives a feeling of closeness to the foot for great feel and response. With a new T-Drive spine for great cuff to shell power transfer, this boot is a weapon.
- Fischer RC4 the Curv
Narrow, low instep height, Stacked with Features!! This boot from Fischer is essentially just like their race boot FIS line. It has an adjustable forward lean, Vaccum fit moldable plastic and the ability to make a lot of adjustments This boot lets you customize nearly every aspect to suit whatever style of skiing you will be doing! Also with a lace up liner, it is a great comfortable and powerful narrow boot option.
Now the key to finding the right boot for you is to also match the shape and size of your foot to the boot. Be sure to watch the video series on Ski Boot Shell fitting Here
Also make sure you get your copy of Patriots - Ski Boot Buying Guide.