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Anatomy of a Boot

Anatomy of a Boot
Anatomy of a Boot
How plastic, steel, rubber and leather come together to connect skier to ski

Liner The removable inner boot, usually made of foams, leather, plastics and textiles; provides padding for the foot to protect it from the rigid shell

Shell The plastic exterior of the boot, usually comprising two components: the cuff and the lower shell

Footbed The removable platform—located inside the liner—on which the foot rests

Bootboard The platform inside the shell on which the liner rests, usually removable; also referred to by its Italian name, zeppa

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Sanük has been awarded Apparel Magazine’s "Innovation of the Year" award for its Sidewalk Surfer sandals.

Foot 411: The Basics


Discomfort is bad. Compromised performance is worse. But there are fit fixes for every foot.

Treat Your Feet


Custom footbeds are the foundation for better—and more comfortable—skiing

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