How to choose the size of your ski boots

Ski boots sizing chart

Avoir les bonnes chaussures de ski au pied, c'est la garantie d'une journée de ski réussie. Elles sont les liaisons indispensables entre le skieur et le ski. La coque de la chaussure transmet l’énergie du skieur au ski, et lui permet ainsi de maîtriser son évolution sur la neige. La précision de la transmission corps - pieds - ski - neige est le facteur principal de l'évolution du skieur sur piste ou hors-piste.

Having the right ski boots on your feet is sure to guarantee a successful day's skiing. They are the indispensable link between skier and ski. The shell of the boot transmits energy from the skier to the ski, and thus enables improvement on the snow. The precision of transmission from body to feet to skis to snow is the main factor in the improvement of skiers on-piste and off-piste.

How to find the right ski boot for your foot

Here, we focus here only on two aspects of the ski boot: foot width and foot length.

You can find more detail about the other elements of the ski boot in our buyers guide for buying alpine ski boots.

Différentes largueur de pied

Foot width

Each skier is unique, but there are some similarities that will help you with your ski boot choice. Before buying your ski boots, take these two factors into account. Every manufacturer of ski boots, such as Head, Lange, Rossignol or Nordica, offers ski boots in several widths. Today, it's no longer true to that a foot matches a brand. Each brand develops models for different feet according to three main categories:

Ski boot width <100mm for narrow feet

Ski boot width between 100 and 102mm for medium feet

Ski booth width >102mm for wide feet

Foot length

To assist you in measuring your foot length, we've provided a foot measurer to print.  Once you've taken your exact measurement, choose the size of your ski boots accordingly.

For experts, the size of a ski boot corresponds to the size of your foot +0.5cm. For a more comfortable fit, you can add up to 1cm to the length of your foot.

If you would like more information on how to select the best ski boots for you, please refer to our buyers guide for buying alpine ski boots.

Pourquoi il ne faut pas chercher de correspondance des tailles pour vos chaussures de ski ?

Les fabricants de chaussures de ski utilisent tous le système de taille appelé: Mondo-point. C'est un système basé sur la table des centimètres. Les autres systèmes de taille Française ou US ou UK sont des systèmes plus anciens. Les pointures de chaussures françaises par exemple sont basées sur "le point de Paris" établie vers 1800. Un point correspond à 0.667 centimètre. On ne retrouve pas d'alignement exacte entre ces systèmes de taille. C'est pour cela qu'il est difficile de comparer ces tableaux. On voit partout fleurir des tableaux comparatifs illisibles selon les marques.

Why can't you look for ski boots that match your shoe size?

All ski boot manufacturers use a sizing system called "Mondo-point." The system is based on a table of centimetres. Other shoe sizing systems in France, the US and the UK are older and each differ. French shoe sizes, for example are based on the "Paris point" established around 1800. A point corresponds to 0.667cm. There is no exact alignment between these size systems. This is why it's difficult to compare shoe sizing tables. The comparisons are uncomprehensible when all the sizing systems are combined.

Table showing Lange ski boot sizes:

correspondance des tailles chaussure de ski

Quick tip: measure your ski boot size with our foot measurer and you will find it much easier to find the right size in our ski boot choices:

Chaussures de ski femme

Chaussures de ski homme

Chaussures de ski junior