Looking for one of the best ski boots for narrow feet?
If so, I’ll show you everything you need to think about when selecting this type of ski boot – after you’ll see my top choices for the year for both men and women.
I’m sure by the time you’re done reading you’ll see a product you like and want to ski wit this year.
Let’s get into it!
How To Choose A Narrow Ski Boots
When selecting this kind of ski boot, make sure to consider the following:
- “Last” (Width measured in millimeters)
- “Flex” (Stiffness)
- Smaller features (insulation, buckles, etc.)
The most important aspect to consider is the “last.” The last is the width and for a narrow foot you’ll want a last of 95mm to 98mm (wider boots are over 102mm)
After, you have this figured out you’ll want to shift your attention to flex, which is the stiffness of a boot – the stiffer the boot, the more skill you’ll need to have. Many racers choose a narrow ski boot, so many of these boots are pretty stiff.
However, there’s softer or less stiff narrow ski boots for beginners too. Here’s the various flexes for different skill levels:
- Beginner flex: 50 to 70
- Intermediate flex: 70 to 90
- Advanced flex: 90 to 110
- Expert: 110 to 130
- Beginner flex: 40 to 60
- Intermediate flex: 60 to 70
- Advanced flex: 70 to 90
- Expert flex: 90 to 110
It’s very important to get the right flex. If you go too stiff you’ll feel out of control and you’ll have a hard time standing upright. If you don’t go stiff enough you won’t get the performance you desire.
Lastly, you should look at the smaller features that make up the boot. You want a comfortable and warm liner and insulation, buckles that secure you and easy entry. All the products on this list excel in each of these categories.
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Let’s take a look at my top picks for men now – my top picks for women are directly after.
Narrow Ski Boots For Men
Full Tilt Drop Kick
The first boot on this list is the Full Tilt Drop Kick and this is a product that I really like. First of all, it comes with an adjustable flex which is pretty handy. When you’re looking for speed or need precise handling, you’ll want to stiffen the boot up. When it’s time to get air in the park or hit some rails, you can soften the flex for softer landings.
This is perfect for someone that likes to go on all parts o f the mountain and considers themselves a versatile skier. If that sounds like you you’ll like that these feature:
- Shock Absorbed Pad is nice when you get air and want a soft landing – it eats up shock and makes your time in the park better.
- Power Wrap Intuition Liner is heat moldable and this allows you to get a custom fit.
- Rubber heel is extra grippy and durable.
- Power strap and three different buckles make sure that you’re securely locked in place and improves safety.
- FTO Original Shell gives you a boost in performance and gives you some extra comfort.
The Full Tilt Drop Kick is best suited for people that are intermediate and up – if you’re a beginner you’ll probably want a different boot.
Since this product is such high quality it’s pretty expensive. I personally think it’s worth every penny and I believe you’ll agree with that if you decide on this boot.
Atomic Hawk Ultra 130
The Atomic Hawk Ultra 130 is made for a specific type of skier – very aggressive and highly skilled. If you’re someone just starting out on the slopes or just like to take it easy, this is not the product for you.
If, however, you’re someone that likes to push your limits you’ll like the Ultra 130. One aspect that comes in handy for this class of skier is the Progressive Shell that reduces 25 percent of overall weight. This means you won’t be slowed down and you’ll be as nimble as possible out there.
You’ll also appreciate that it comes with:
- Reinforcements through out ensures this boot is extra responsive and has maximum energy transfer. You’ll be able to carve and turn without too much effort.
- Memory Fit Shell means you can mold this product with heat for a custom fit. You’ll get the most comfort possible because of this.
- Memory Fit 3D Liner locks your heel in place.
- Energy Backbone gives you more power and better edging – you’ll be able to venture out to the most extreme conditions possible because of this.
- 4 different buckles lock you in place and keeps you feeling secure.
This is one of the best boots on this list and one of the most quality too. Because of this, the Ultra 130 is expensive.
Do you absolutely need this product? It depends. You won’t need this if you only ski blue squares and trails like that. If you venture into the backcountry and face really crazy terrain, you’ll like what you get here.
The Nordica Patron is one of the more cost effective boots on this list and works for a lot of different skiers. It’s pretty stiff, though, with a 110 flex. Because of this is you need quite a bit of skill to rock the Patron’s. You have to be at least a strong intermediate and you’d be better off being advanced,
If you’re someone that’s a mellow skier and rarely venture off blue squares you should look somewhere else. If you’re someone that can handle pretty much everything on the mountain, then this boot is worth considering.
Some features that you’ll like include:
- Extreme responsiveness and you’ll have an easy time making sharp turns and carves with the Patron’s on your feet.
- Full Shock Eraser soaks up vibrations and makes for a comfortable ride. This helps eliminate distractions too so you can focus fully on the trail.
- Race Fit Pro Liner is comfortable and ensures you get the most performance possible.
- 4 different buckles and a strap on the top to make sure your leg doesn’t shift around when you’re out there.
Like I said before, this is a pretty inexpensive product At such a low price pretty much everyone can afford the Patron’s and you’ll have a hard time finding a better ski boot for less.
Tecnica Cochise 100
Here we have another fantastic boot and the Tecnica Cochise suits a lot of people’s needs. It has the performance that makes it attractive for advanced skiers but its stiffness is soft enough (100) that strong intermediates can use.
One feature that’ pretty handy is the S.A.S Mobility Cuff System. What this does is lets you switch between hike and ski mode. You’ll be able to walk around easily when not strapped into your skis and you’ll be able to fly around the mountain when you are strapped in.
Also, you’ll like that they come with:
- Power Light Design takes away unnecessary weight and this means you get more mobility. Even though it’s lightweight it still is very strong and gives you a lot of power.
- C.A.S shell and liner is specifically designed to form to the shape of your foot and is incredibly comfortable.
- Heat moldable means you’ll get a custom fit. This leaves out extra unnecessary space and you’ll feel more in control because of this.
- Aqua Stop Water Protection does exactly what is sounds like it does – it prevents water from getting to your feet during your day on the slopes.
Like any high quality ski equipment, the Cochise is going to cost a little extra. This boot is worth this price, though, and you’ll love what you get from it. You can go all over the mountain with them on your feet and you’ll be able to ski at your best too.
Salomon X-Max 100
Like the product you just saw, the Salomon X-Max comes with a 100 flex. This means it’s perfect for a wide range of skiers and best suited from anywhere from a good intermediate to strong advanced.
Also, like many of the products on this list, the X-Max is heat moldable. This means you get a custom fit and this is perfect for people with a unique foot shape – like people with narrow feet!
Some other factors that I know you’ll love include:
- Bi-Material PU Cuff is extra durable and will last multiple years of skiing.
- TwinFrame Technology mixes both soft and stiff materials to ensure you have top of the line performance and extra comfort. This makes the ski boot easy to slide your foot into.
- 4 Micro Buckles straps you in tightly and secures you for the whole day.
- Velcro Power Strap is another feature that locks you in place and prevents your leg from moving around.
How much is this product going to cost you? Not too much but not too little either. This is a fair price for what you’re getting and one you’ll be satisfied with in my opinion.
Full Tilt First Chair 8
The Full Tilt First Chair 8 is another piece of equipment that works well for high performing athletes and is pretty stiff. This boot is also perfect for all parts of the mountain. You can rock the First Chair 8’s when cruising down trails, in the backcountry in tough terrain and in the park.
What’s really nice here is it’s nice and narrow around the ankle and heel but leaves a little extra room for your toes. This means you’ll get the performance you desire with more comfort than you’re used to.
Some other features that you’ll like include:
- Very responsive and you’ll get one of the smoothest rides possible because of this.
- Heat mold able liner means you can get the perfect fit – it won’t be too loose or too tight.
- No slip rubber sole comes in handy when you’re walking around and prevents you from slipping. This sole can be replaced too and you’ll get more use out of this product with that.
- 3 buckles and a power strap that keeps you locked in place and means your leg won’t move around.
- Lightweight and it weighs 2 pounds less than similar boots.
These boots are kind of expensive. This is a high quality piece of equipment so it makes sense that it’ll cost that much.
Narrow Ski Boots For Women
Atomic Hawx Ultra 80 W
The first boot up for women is the Atomic Hawx Ultra. This boot works for a wide range of skiers and a wide range of skill levels. I personally think this product works for anyone that’s a solid intermediate all the way to advanced.
Because of this, the Hawx Ultra is perfect for someone looking to improve their skills. If you want to take the leap from fairly good to very good, this boot is perfect for you. As your skills improve you won’t have to go out and buy a new product – this one will still work for you as you get better.
Also, you’ll like that it comes with:
- Extremely lightweight and this is good for anyone looking for maximum mobility – you won’t be slowed down by a bulky and heavy ski boot.
- Memory Fit Shell can be customized to fit your unique foot shape with heat.
- Has 3M Thinsulate insulation through out the boot to ensure your feet and toes are toasty – it’ll prevent coldness even when it’s quite frigid out.
- Energy backbone makes this boot very stable and responsive – you’ll get good transfer of energy because of this too.
- Velcro strap keeps your leg locked in place.
This ski boot isn’t cheap but it’s not overly expensive either. For the quality your’e getting and how much use you’ll get out of the Haw Ultra, that’s a fair price. I know you’ll think that too if you decide on this product.
Salomon X-Max 70 W
The Salomon X-Max 70 is the perfect ski boot for the solid intermediates. If you’re someone that likes blue squares and occasionally goes down diamonds, this is a boot you’ll like a lot.
One of the top features is the Twinframe Construction and this ensures you get extra responsiveness and torsional strength – you’ll ski at your absolute best because of this!
Additional features that you’ll appreciate include:
- Specific Women Low Cuff is designed specifically for the leg shape and size of a women. This means extra comfort for you.
- 70 flex is stiff enough for people looking for performance and soft enough where you won’t feel out of control.
- Oversize Pivot allows you to put all your power into the edge of your skis. This allows you to get precise turns and carves.
- 4 different buckles are durable and keeps you safely locked in place.
If you’re a very advanced skier, though, you should look elsewhere. You’ll want a product a little stiffer and with a little more performance to it.
The Salomon X-Max 70 W is priced exactly where you’d expect it to be. If you’re the type of skier that this boot caters to, you’ll love this piece of equipment.
Full Tilt Rumor
Like the boot you just saw, the Full Tilt Rumor is a product that excels with intermediates. If you’re someone that tears up the mountain and pushes things to the limit, you’ll probably want a different product. This one excels on moderate and slightly above moderate trails.
If that sounds like the terrain you like to cruise on and if you have a narrow foot, you’ll like what you get here. Some other features that you’ll enjoy include:
- Easy on and easy off technology means this boot slips on and off without too much effort. This will save you a lot of stress.
- Women’s cuff is built specifically for a women’s leg and you’ll feel comfortable with this boot on.
- A medium flex is perfect for people looking for a little performance but not too much.
- Seven Rib Tongue eliminates shinbang and this prevents annoying pains.
- Focused Intuition Liner does a good job keeping your feet warm and can be heat molded to fit your exact foot shape.
- Can adjust your stance which comes in handy when you’re going down different terrains.
You’ll be really happy to know this ski boot is pretty affordable too. At this price the Rumor is an excellent value.
Rossignol Pure Elite 70
Last on the list is the Rossignol Pure Elite 70 and this product is suited for strong intermediates all the way to advanced people. I’d say someone that can handle pretty much any trail on the mountain.
One of the aspects you’ll appreciate about this boot is the Sensor Blade shell construction. What this construction does is limits the overall weight of this product and ensures you get maximum energy transfer. Because of this you’ll get tight carves and turns.
It also comes with:
- Marino wool insulation is extremely warm. Even if it’s freezing out your feet will be protected from the cold weather.
- Easy insert is a stress reliever and ensures you can just slip your foot in and take the boot off easily.
- 1 year warranty shows the type of quality this product is.
This boot isn’t too expensive but it’s certainly not cheap, either. I think it’s worth every penny, though, and if you decide on this product you’ll be happy with what you get.
Don’t Ski In Discomfort!
I’ve skied a lot of my life and can say without a doubt what equipment you buy plays a big role in whether you’ll enjoy your day or not. The times I had quality, well fitting ski boots I had great days – the times I didn’t my days weren’t so great.
No matter your budget or needs, there’s a product on this list that you’ll love.
If you have any questions you can comment below and I’ll answer as fast as possible. You can search around the ski section up top for more gear reviews and ski tips.
Are you excited to try out your new boots?