What does a Niseko ski and snowboard boot fitter do after the snow melts? They turn their expertise towards Niseko’s summer activity footwear requirements.
Long-established Niseko ski boot fitter Boot Solutions – headed by specialist podiatric surgeon and podiatrist Dr Ned Buckley since 2007 – has this summer started offering fully customised hiking boots and sports-specific orthotics, alongside indoor golf simulator packages.
“Dr Ned says Tecnica has employed similar principles traditionally used in custom ski boots to create the world’s first fully customisable outdoor shoe.”
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“One of the products included in our summer range is the brand new Tecnica Heat Moldable Hiking Boot. The Forge range of men’s and ladies’ boots use advanced custom molding to provide a precise anatomical fit in just 20 minutes.”
Dr Ned says Tecnica has employed similar principles traditionally used in custom ski boots to create the world’s first fully customisable outdoor shoe.
“It’s impressive technology and we’re really excited to be able to offer it to the Niseko market. They are a great option for both visitors and locals who are wanting to explore the region’s hiking trails and looking for a hiking boot that doesn’t require a ‘break in’ period. As they are completely contoured to your foot and ankle, they will provide excellent fit, comfort and control from the minute you lace them up.”
Another main focus for the summer store is sports-specific orthotics for activities such as running, hiking, cycling and golf.
Orthotics are a major component of Boot Solutions’ custom ski boot fitting model and Ned believes the benefits they provide clearly extend to other sports as well.
“They improve posture and balance, increase comfort and lessen fatigue and injuries. For golf, orthotics have also been shown to increase club head speed and ball carry.”
“Our Sidas range of orthotics offer tailored options for a variety of sporting activities. They are designed to cater for the specific needs of each sport and are carefully constructed to provide the appropriate flexibility and support.”
Boot Solutions is located next door to Rhythm Snowsports and will be open from July to September. So if you’re in the market for some new hiking boots or orthotics, or fancy a round of virtual golf or a chance to practice your swing on a virtual driving range, you can visit bootsolutionsjapan.com for further information or reach out to the Boot Solutions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.