Custom Ski Boot Fitting
Custom ski boot fitting for men and women is why we have a large staff of boot fitters, thoroughly trained in the nuances of fit and balance. By analyzing your foot for length, shape, and unique features, matching your feet to the right boots, customizing them to fit you and your style of riding, we guarantee that your boots perform on the hill.
Besides using its unique shape to choose the right boot type, we use your feet to create the ultimate link to your boots – custom footbeds. A well-crafted footbed is a foundation that provides support, comfort, and warmth; all are essential for enjoying your sport.
Masters of the Fit®
Your boots are the key to your control, comfort, and warmth, and our specialty is custom fitting. Fitted boots from our Masters of the Fit® come with a Two-Year Boot Fit Warranty.
Women are built differently than men, but each woman is a unique athlete. Viking works to optimize your boots for you.
Custom footbeds also stabilize your feet in the boots, providing more comfort and better control of your ski or board. They eliminate the need for over-tightening, the primary cause of numbness and cold feet. We carry custom footbeds from Sidas, Superfeet, Fastech, Instaprint, and Remind. Ask us about heat-molded liners for the ultimate in a personalized custom fit.
Ski Boot Alignment and Canting
Canting is the correction of the knee alignment in relation to the midline of the boot. Corrections can be made in different ways depending on what needs to be done. Your boot fit affects how your skis work, whether for you or against you. Balance – left to right, edge to edge, tip to tail – is critical. It's also important to balance your stance and body mechanics to keep you in a position of strength. This is just one of the things we do at Viking to make a difference in your skiing.
Keep Your Boots in Good Working Order
Ski boots change over time, and sometimes they need fit adjustments. For fitted boots you purchased at Viking, most fit adjustments are included in the purchase price for the first two years. For older boots or boots bought elsewhere, there is a service charge, but you get the same quality service either way. Your boots take a pounding every snow day; our Masters of the Fit® also do a wide range of boot repairs and can usually get the parts you need.
Viking Ski Shop is Chicago's most respected ski shop with locations in Barrington and Chicago, Illinois. We offer a variety of ski services including ski tuning, waxing, binding installation, and repairs. Viking Ski Shop also has one of the largest inventory of boots, bindings, helmets, and clothing for men, women, and children.
Our customers are throughout Illinois including Chicago, Barrington, Wilmette, Oak Brook, Woodstock, Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Palatine, Lincolnshire, Winnetka, Park Ridge, Wheaton, Frankfort, as well as other regions of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.