A Master Bootfitter’s guide to footbeds and liners

We last chatted with Board-certified pedorthist Bob Egeland just before the 2018 Gear Test Week at Powder Mountain to hear about the ABCs of bootfitting. In our conversation, he elaborated on the three key steps to a good AT boot fit: A) The proper shell size; B) Stabilizing the foot with some sort of foot bed; and C) Dealing with all of the padding, poking, punching and grinding.

Fabulous Feet: Master bootfitter Bob Egeland talks about how to approach AT boot fitting

While his profession might leave some feeling a bit squeamish, Bob Egeland, a board-certified Pedorthist, is passionate about keeping people happy in their ski boots all day long. And finding a comfortable fit is his top priority, especially for backcountry skiers who don’t have the option to take a break in the lodge if toes start to tingle.

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Touring Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: All-Mountain Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Freeride Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Powder Touring Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 BACKCOUNTRY EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The 2019 Gear Guide’s story is one of transcending boundaries, from the unification of our ski and splitboard tests at Powder Mountain, Utah to the gear itself. This year’s best products excel beyond their categories to do more with less—think powder skis that can rail on corduroy, fast-transitioning splitboard bindings and AT boots without buckles. […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Boots

Massive walk-mode ranges, state-of-the-art buckles, heat-moldable shells and true 130 flex ratings might have sounded far fetched among AT boots a decade ago, but the future is now with this 2019 Editors’ Choice lineup. Our team of 32 testers took a deep dive into this season’s boots to handpick six with noteworthy and game-changing qualities. […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Bindings

In the race to the top, it’s all about balancing weight and security, and this year’s Editors’ Choice bindings showcase durable construction paired with weight savings and tremendous versatility. From featherweight tourers to alpine-and-AT-compatible pin bindings that charge, a new standard is emerging for what touring bindings can do. These two bindings topped their category, […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Apparel and Accessories

For the second year running, the 2019 Gear Guide is packed with the best jackets, layers, packs, helmets and more apparel and accessories for this winter. Our Editors’ Choice apparel exemplifies the race for the best in lightweight durability and comfort, with jackets and pants sporting advancements in fabric and fit for warmer, drier days […]

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