Is your boot too big?
A common cause of boot compression is when the boot is actually too big and people do up the instep buckle too hard to secure the foot.
All this does is to apply pressure to the top of the foot where the nerves and blood vessels run, causing numbness and a lack of circulation.
Ideally, when a ski or snowboard boot fits you correctly, you will have very little tension on the instep buckle across the foot.
Take action quickly
If you are skiing and you feel that your foot is going numb, it is imperative that you stop and take your foot out of the boot to allow the feeling to come back.
Visit a specialist ski boot fitter
If the boot continues to cause numbness make sure you visit a specialist ski boot fitter before you cause any long-term damage to the nerves.
The way to ensure you have the best fit possible is to go to a professional ski boot fitter such as the qualified ski technicians at Profeet.
The video below gives you more information about what you can expect from a ski boot fitting at Profeet. To book an appointment, please call us on 020 7736 0046.