Flat feet is a foot structural imbalance characterized by the flat arch on the inside of the feet. Skiers with this condition may experience discomfort when wearing ill-fitting ski boots. According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, foot orthotics or custom-designed arch supports that are molded to your feet may provide support and comfort. There are quality ski boots available in the market with liners that can be molded to provide support for flat footed skiers.
Nordica Speedmachine 10
The Nordica Speedmachine 10 is recommended by Surefoot ski boot specialists for skiers with flat feet. It also has a 5-out-of-5-star rating based on customer reviews at REI.com. This boot is equipped with a precision-fit, heat-ready liner that fits different shapes of feet. It also has a slide-in system that uses dual-density plastic to ease foot entry even for skiers with high insteps. The precision fit liners provide a customized fit when thermally molded--a feature especially beneficial for flat-footed skiers. This boot offers a good fit for structurally imbalanced foot with its 100mm-wide forefoot.
Scarpa T1 Telemark Ski Boot
The Scarpa T1 Telemark Ski Boot has a 5-star rating based on customer reviews at REI.com. Reviewers praised the boot for providing comfort to structural foot imbalances, including flat feet. This boot has a precision high thermo-moldable liner that customizes fit for comfort and support. Skiers can heat mold the Scarpa Intuition liners right before going out on the slopes as a corrective measure to prevent the complications of flat feet. Other features include a shell plastic material, 4+ power strap buckles and dual density torsion frame for lateral stiffness.
Nordica Olympia SM
The Olympia Speedmachine 10 is a boot designed for women who needs specialized comfort features. This model has a women's size specific cuff, liner and foot bed and a precision fit thermo-moldable liner. This boot's liner is designed to fit a wide variety of feet including those with minor imbalances such as flat feet. Surefoot ski boot specialists recommend this model for skiers with flat feet and also to those with slightly higher than average instep. Other features include a polyether bi-injection shell and cuff material, an adjustable cuff profile for added comfort and fur lining for extra warmth.
Article Written By Rona Aquino
Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.