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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

Anatomy of a Boot

How plastic, steel, rubber, and leather come together to connect skier to ski.

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>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

Ski Boot Glossary of Terms

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Planning to visit a bootfitter? Good call. Here's some of the basic vocabulary of ski boot technology.

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