Janine Winter, the Profeet ski manager, answers this key question: ‘Why do my feet get cold in my ski boots?’
Cold feet can ruin a day’s skiing
There is nothing worse than suffering the pain of cold feet when skiing. It can ruin an amazing day’s skiing if all you are doing is counting down the time until it’s over.
When the temperature drops blood vessels constrict to redirect blood away from the hands and feet and towards the heart, keeping our core warm.
Drying the boots out at night with a boot dryer ensures the toe box of the liner completely dries out so that when you put your boots on the next morning, you’re not starting with damp, soggy toes.
Is it time for ski boot heaters?
If you’ve done everything you can to ensure good blood flow and your feet still get cold, then it’s time for boot heaters. Since installing heaters into my boots, I can’t imagine ever skiing without them!
The Sidas Pro Set are a great option as they keep you warm all day long.
The heating element is installed directly into your footbeds under the toes. They come with a nice slim battery pack which easily attaches to the power strap and just needs charging at night.