Lightweight and tailored to fit those looking for an aggressive mix of comfort and fluidity in deciding how to ride the mountain. * Sizes: 24.5-30.5 * Flex: 6 * Shell: Soul 99mm Last * Liner: Performer * Wide Track Buckles * 100% Intuition Wrap...::$299.95
If you are looking for a great ski boot that puts comfort and performance at the top of its priority list you might consider the Tecnica Agent 90 ski boots. These boots are not only equipped with many features for comfort, they are also slick and...::$344.95
Sport touring boot with renown Salomon fit and updated design.Key Features of the Salomon Escape 7 Pilot CF Cross Country Ski Boots: Weight: 1040 g/pair (8) Cuff: Ergonomic flexible cuff Protection: Lace cover with diagonal zip Last: Salomon Touring fit::$68.95
Madshus Touring Series Nordic Ski Boots balance top performance and all-day comfort in a tried-and-true classic touring design. The stitched-on cuff and innovative PVC upper of the CT 120 Ski Boot provide additional all-day support while its MemBrain...::$89.95
Similar to its sibling, the Hyper C, the women’s Metis C includes top-of-the-line features like the PU heel counter, MemBrain® Softshell construction for breathability and water resistance, and a comfortable, supple forefoot flex for hours of classic...::$68.23
This high-quality model with nubuck leather and high ankle protection is warm and secure from the moment you step out on backcountry routes. Water proof and breathable due to Triple F Membrane.Key Features of the Fischer BCX 5 Cross Country Ski Boots:...::$134.95
With a roomier 102 mm fit, the High Five provides all-mountain skiers with the high performance power and responsiveness they’ve always loved, in a larger footprint for those with wider feet or who prefer extra comfort up front. Combined with our...::$314.95
Popular Terms for Boots
Unless you are a boot maker, you probably can’t name the complete anatomy of a rain, snow, or cowboy boot. It’s often hard enough to decide what size and color you want. This handy list of key terms, however, will help you understand exactly what the experts mean when they talk about men’s and women’s boots.
Welt – A line that travels down the sides of many leather cowboy boots.
Spur shelf – If you were to put a spur on a cowboy boot, this is the place you would put it to give your horse a little jolt. Most of today’s designs, of course, don’t have spurs. But this area still carries the name.
Counter – The part of the boot right above the spur shelf.
Crampon connection - Many hiking boots for sale have been designed to coordinate with other types of hiking gear. The crampon connection provides a reliable place for you to attach a crampon to your boot.
Lining – Material that lines the inside of a shoe to offer more comfort or waterproofing.
Upper – The top part of the shoe above your toes.
Scree collar – Some boots for sale at outdoor adventure stores have padded areas that rise above the ankle and cling to your calf. This is called a scree collar. It can provide extra waterproofing and help protect ankles while you are hiking or walking in the rain and snow.
Eyelet – These are the holes that allow you to put laces through your shoes. Leather cowboy boots do not have them, but many other designs for women and men do.
Boots cover the ankle, calf, or knee. The heel may be high or they can have a flat sole. Fashion items can go as high as the thigh. Rubber items for fishing go up to the hip. Some manufacturers use synthetic materials that look and feel like the real thing. Winter or ski items have foam, fur or man-made materials that insulates the foot from snow and rain. Waterproof items protect from mud or water created by rain or snow. They keep your feet dry, even in bad weather. Find them for sale in sports stores and shoe retailers.
Throughout history, a variety of materials have been used to create this footwear. Ancient Greek sites revealed a pair of terracotta boots. Leather, suede, and rubber are commonly used due to their durability. Work footwear protects the toes and ankles from injury by incorporating steel coverings over the toes.
Hiking, hunting, and military footwear have thick tread that grips in mud, wet grass, or rocks. The extra height supports the ankle better. Cowboys use the heel when riding. The heel grips the stirrup while the leather shaft protects the men's or women's skin from shrubs and trees. Plus, the design of the boot allows the attachment of spurs. Women wear colorful vintage and modern items for fashion. Usually, these items have high heels and the taller shaft offers ankle support.
It's best to try shoes on before purchasing them. Distributors and manufacturers usually follow different size charts. Even the smallest difference can mean blisters and foot pain. Have the store measure your foot to get the accurate size and width. Before the cashier rings up the sale, try both shoes on. Walk the aisles for a few minutes to make sure the item fits your foot, ankle, and calf.