Custom to your foot.
One size fit all is truly unrealistic when it comes to your foot. Our feet are like snowflakes, unique in every way imaginable. In our skiing and cycling world, to perform at your best, your feet should be supported and pain-free. Custom footbeds are the foundation of a great fit for any way you enjoy outside.
To get the perfect boot or shoe fit it takes knowledge and expertise of the foot combined with the demands of the sport on the feet. All details are addressed: injuries, performance goals, boot/shoe limitations, age, and of course, your particular foot.
Recreational or racer, you need boots and shoes that fit great, add comfort, improve balance, and add to your sports performance. Whether it’s a day out on the bike, a run around the block, or a full day on the downhill or cross-country skis, we got your feet covered.
We are at your service with more than 50 years of boot fitting experience...
Our boot fitting experts have over 50 years of combined fitting experience with hours of MasterFit classes attended. Gear West boot fitting services began on the Alpine side of the GW campus. Our fitters KNOW alpine and begin with a three+ step process.
Information/Assessment. We listen to your history, analyze your foot structure, and discuss your goals. After deciding on the boots or cycling shoes that match the right flex for your performance and fit for your foot, we then start the customization process.
Creation. We build out the custom mold for the insole, measure length, volume, width, arch flex, and arch height, and address and build in the details. The process is intensive and the customized insole will usually be ready in 24- 48 hours.
Examination. We fit the customized insole to your feet and into the boot or shoe. We analyze the entire body, boot, insole connection or the bike, shoe, insole performance, or the gait/ run insole movement. Additional adjustments are made if needed to improve comfort and performance
Use it with the GW guarantee! We are confident that you will leave Gear West with a great fit and the best fit so you can ski, run, and bike with comfort, confidence, and control all day, all week, and all year. We will happily address all adjustments, questions, or concerns. Your happiness makes our success.
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- Eliminate Foot and Arch Pain
- Better Stance Alignment
- More Power Transfer
- Improve Overall Performance
Improved and longer-lasting boot solutions.
Boot fitting is an art, and Gear West Alpine has some talented artists. Our boot fitters’ knowledge and craftmanship combined with our new UlraCam boot stretcher add more value to our full in-house boot fit.
Love the boot but the fit needs to be tweaked. Is the boot too tight? Do your growing bunions need more room? Is there a pinching feeling in one spot? Too much pressure on one of your 28 bones, 16 joints, 107 ligaments, and 27 muscles in your foot?
Blame pain on the plastic boot shell or Nordic ski boot cuff. But whatever the reason, Gear West can better address your solution with our new UltraCam boot stretcher. UltraCam adds more value than the ‘punch fit’ and uses consistent lover heat and longer stretching time for a more precise, and longer-lasting shape adjustment.
This process is intensive and takes time. A proper boot fit is accomplished in stages:
1) Initial fitting and measurements
2) Customizing the orthotic to the measurements
3) Customizing the boot shell molding thru hand work and the UltraCam
4) Secondary fitting of the orthotic + boot to ensure comfort and precise fit.
5) Lastly, use it! Gear West FIT guarantee means a great experience or we will adjust your fit until it works.