Though a bit pricey, you’ll get your money’s worth out of the K2 Maysis boots. Improper boot fit is a common culprit behind many foot and ankle injuries related to snowboarding — and understandably so. After all, how do you know what size will fit around the layers of heavy wool socks you’ll be wearing? Besides, you want enough flexibility to be able to twist and turn down the slopes. The boot comes with Double Boa adjustments for easy on-and-off action, with one boa for locking your foot and heel into the liner and another for adjusting the external fit. The Intuition Control Fold 3D liners mold to your feet to fit like a glove.
Rule #1: NEVER wear Cotton! Damp socks lead to cold-related cramps and injuries, chafing and blisters, infected ulcers, foot fungus, and all sorts of nastiness. Plus, cold feet! Wigwam socks are made from a high-performance blend of 42% Wool, 24% Stretch Nylon, 21% Polypropylene, 7% Stretch Polyester, 5% Olefin and 1% Spandex. They’re designed for long wear and have enough cushioning to ensure your comfort all day long. The wool keeps you warm, without adding too much bulk.
You may also want to add these items to your winter closet:
- Opedix three-quarter length KNEE-Tec™ Tights. These high-performance tights are built to reduce muscle soreness and reduce joint pressure with compression. The lightweight, moisture-wicking material is great for layering and adds warmth, without dampness.
- Hot Gear Bags. Keep your ski boots and socks warm until you need them. Simply plug the bag into a wall socket or car outlet to warm your gear up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. The venting system also works to remove moisture and odors from your clothing.
Ask NY Foot & Ankle Doctors About Winter Gear & Seek Attention For Medical Emergencies.
If you do injure yourself this winter, don’t panic. The team at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in NYC has all the latest equipment to treat you — from diagnosis through rehabilitation. Broken ankles, toes, and metatarsals are some of the acute injuries we may treat surgically, but we strive to find minimally invasive cures when possible. Call (212) 996-1900 for immediate care at our facility in Manhattan.