Ski Boot Modification 

The most extensive workshop in the UK 

We have the most extensive ski boot workshop in the UK so that we can cut, grind, stretch and mould your ski boots to accommodate your foot shape for comfort and performance. 

Every foot is unique and whilst many people can put on a boot and go skiing straight off, in order to get the very best fit the boot must be adjusted to accommodate the lumps, bumps and idiosyncrasies. When adjusting ski boots a millimetre is a mile and even subtle adjustments can be the difference between a boot which seems unusable and one which is a perfect fit. We use tried and tested techniques along with some which we have developed ourselves to adjust boots for all sorts of issues. 

We have 2 industrial sewing machines in store so that we can make factory quality adjustments to ski boot liners, adding or removing padding from the tongue of a liner can change the fit of a boot by redistributing pressures around the foot or accommodating a protruding bone or tendon.

A series of several different boot presses allow us to change the shape of the plastic of the shell in pretty much any area; width, height and even length can easily be created when you have the right tools to do the job.

Specialist flexible drive grinders are used to carve out shape inside the shell of a boot, most commonly used in race boots where the plastics of the shell are much thicker, these techniques can be used in certain areas of some consumer boots too.

Good work takes time

Where possible we try to do all boot modifications while you wait. We use ice packs and a chest freezer to cool stretched areas down, but it does take time.  There are occasionally  times, where for example, a large toe box expansion is required that the boot needs to be left on the press overnight to cool very slowly. This ensures that the stretch stays in the boot permanently, and also gives time for the liner to be stretched to give even better results.  

The very best levels of boot modification

Boot modifications should, if at all possible, be done in a way that makes them look that they were done at the factory. We understand the different plastics used by the boot manufacturers, each requires treating differently when it comes to how much heat is required to make adjustments. The new light weight boot shells stretch very differently to a traditional shell and as such different tools are required for each type of boot.