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Ski and Snowboard Boot Tips

Winter time has set in and the snow is falling in the mountains.  If skiing or snowboarding is your favorite winter past time, you know how poor fitting boots can ruin a fun day in the mountains with family and friends.  I wanted to offer some tips to keep your feet happy and your day on the mountain fun. 

Before I became a podiatrist I spent 7 winter’s as a ski boot fitter.  There are many simple tricks to get you boot to fit well and relieve pain. 

If you are new to skiing and snowboarding, haven’t bought new boots in years or have struggled to find good boots, keep these basic tips in mind.  If you are experiencing pain that is not relieved by taking off your boots, it’s time to call the Podiatrist.  We are happy to help and get you back on the mountain.

See you on the next powder day!


-Scott Carlis DPM

Scott Carlis Scott Carlis is a Podiatrist at Valley Foot & Ankle in Renton, Washington. When he is not treating patients he is spending time with his family, skiing, cycling, paddle boarding or out exploring the beautiful State of Washington.

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