If so, you’ll want one of the best ski boots for wide feet. In this post I’ll show you everything you need to know to get the right product – after you’ll see my top picks for both men and women.
I’m sure you’ll find a boot you love along the way.
Let’s get into it.
How To Choose A Wide Ski Boot
There’s a few things to consider when making your selection and the most important is:
- The last (width) of the product
- Make sure it’s skill level appropriate
- Smaller features (easy to put on, insulation, comfort
The first and most important aspect to think about is the last of the ski boot. The last is a ski boot’s width in millimeters and a wide ski boot has a last between 104mm to 106mm. All the boots on this list have a last in this range.
After that, you need to get the right “flex” or stiffness. The higher the flex or stiffer the boot, the more skill you need to wear them.
Here’s the flex rating for each skill level:
- Beginners flex: For men it’s between 50 to 70 and for women it’s 40 to 60
- Intermediate flex: For men it’s 70 to 90 and for women it’s 60 to 70
- Advanced flex: For men it’s 90 to 110 and for women it’s 70 to 90
- Expert flex: For men it’s 110 to 130 and for women it’s 90 to 110
It’s important to make sure you get this right. If you get a flex too high you’ll get too much performance and if you go too low you won’t get enough performance.
Lastly, you should look at the smaller features that make up the ski boot. You want a ski boot that’s easy to put on, has a warm insulation to keep your feet warm and is comfortable to wear all day long. Each one of the products on this this excels in these three departments.
If you’d like to know more about selecting a ski boot, click here.
Let’s take a look at my top picks for men now – my top picks for women are directly after.
Wide Ski Boots For Men
Flex: Adjustable (105 to 125)
First on the list is the Apex MC-X and this is a really high quality boot. One of my favorite features is the fact it comes with an adjustable flex – you won’t find that on many ski boots.
What this means is you can adjust the flex (from 105 all the way up to 125) to how you’re feeling that day and to what terrain you’re facing. When you’re cruising down blue squares you can keep it at 105. When you’re facing tough trails or head into the backcountry, you can crank it up to 125 for more control.
Some other features you’ll like include:
- 105mm last means this is good for wide feet.
- EVA Heat Molded Liner means you can get a custom fit for your foot. This is good for comfort and you’ll be feeling good all day long.
- Thinsulate insulation will keep toes and feet warm, even if it’s quite cold out.
- Vibrim IceTrek Outsoles give you good grip when you’re walking around. This prevents you from slipping when you’re not clicked into your skis.
- Micro and macro buckles are easy to use and minimizes effort to get the feel you want.
I wouldn’t purchase this product if you’re a beginner or someone that likes to take things slow. This boot is built for performance and made for speed.
Because it’s such high quality it’s going to cost a little extra. If you’re someone that takes skiing seriously, that should be a price you’re willing to pay.
Salomon X-Access 80/70
If the last ski boot was out of your skill range, you should think about the Salomon X-Access. This boot comes in both 80 or 70 flex and this is perfect for intermediate skiers and can even work well for beginners. The only class of people I would say should look elsewhere are very advanced athletes.
It’s nice and wide too and should fit the widest foot possible – it has a last of 104mm. So if you’ve had a hard time finding a ski boot that fits your unique foot shape, this one might just be what you’ve been looking for.
Some other aspects that’ll you’ll like include:
- Flex liner that’s extremely comfortable and forms to all parts of your leg – it forms to your calf, ankle and toes.
- TwinFrame Technology ensures you get enough stiffness for performance and enough softness for maximum comfort.
- Oversized Pivot means you’ll get precision and good energy transfer. It’ll take less effort to makes carves and turns because of this.
- 4 Micro Adjusting Buckles allow you to get the exact fit you want without a lot of effort.
- Heel and Toe Removable Toe Pads can be replaced when needed and this extends the life of these boots.
The price is fair for them too and you can pick the Salomon X-Access’ up for pretty cheap. That’s an excellent value for what you’re getting and if you decide on them, you’ll be happy you did.
Tecnica Ten.2 HVL 100
Here we have another high quality product and the Tecnica Ten.2 HVL 100 is a ski boot you’d be lucky to own. The last on this piece of equipment is an ultra wide 106mm. Even if your foot is considered wide when compared to other wide feet, you’ll fit into these boots.
106mm is pretty much as wide as you can get and you’ll have plenty of room for your foot. You can expect to be in comfort all day long with the Ten.2.
Also, it comes with:
- Quick Instep Max means your foot slides right in without any effort. I’ve had boots that took a ton of effort before to get in and out of and I appreciate a feature like this.
- 45mm Velcro Powerstrap ensures you’re locked in place safely and your leg/shin won’t shift around.
- i-Rebound Constriction fixes your upper cuff with your lower cuff and this gives you a ton of response.
- Intended for all mountain use and excels on trail, in the park and off trail.
The flex on this product is 100 and this means you should have a good amount of skill to wear it. I wouldn’t say you have to be an expert but you should be a strong intermediate.
This ski boot isn’t cheap either. Do I think they’re worth that price? Absolutely. This is a premium boot and one you’ll love to ski with.
Nordica Cruise 60
The boots you’ve seen already were for intermediates and advanced skiers. But what about beginners or people that like to take it slow? If you’re asking yourself that questions, the Nordica Cruise is a boot that you should consider.
This product comes with a soft 60 flex and that’s perfect for novices. With this type of flex you won’t go too fast and you’ll feel in control the entire time on the slopes.
Additional features you’ll like include:
- Natural Foot Stance ensures you stand the most natural way possible. This means you’ll get less fatigue and go longer into the day.
- PFP Comfort Fit Liner, as the name suggests, adds a bit of comfort for this product.
- Multiple buckles so you get a secure fit and the exact tightness you desire.
- 104mm last means you have plenty of room and is perfect for a more than average width foot.
Again, this boot is designed for beginners and mellow skiers. If you’re someone that craves speed or is already pretty skilled, you’ll want to look else where – you just won’t get the performance you need here.
The price is excellent too and very fair, that’s for sure.
Nordica Cruise 110
You just saw the Nordica Cruise 60’s and now it’s time to look at the Nordica Cruise 110’s. The 110’s are much more high performing and is made for a completely different class of skiers.
The 60’s were for beginners and these are for advanced and skilled athletes. If you’re someone that likes to challenge yourself and you value speed, these ski boots will work well for you.
Some additional features you’ll like include:
- 110 flex means this boot is nice and stiff. You’ll get more control at higher speeds because of this and more precise handling.
- 104mm is specifically deigned for wide feet and you’ll have enough room to fit your foot in comfortably.
- Natural Foot Stance gives you the most comfortable and natural stance possible. You’ll feel less fatigued because of this and last longer into the day.
- PFP Performance Liner is another reason this product is comfortable and this liner feels good to wear.
- 4 different buckles ensure you get an exact fit.
The price for these is much higher than for the 60’s. If you have the skill to match this product you should definitely think about them.
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Flex: Adjustable (110 to 130 )
This is the second Apex boot on this list and the XP is really, really high quality – maybe the most so out of all the boots in this post. It’s not made for everyone, though. The flex is adjustable but all flexes are made for very skilled skiers (110 to 130).
If you’re someone that can handle pretty much everything on the mountain and expect to face challenging terrain, this is a boot to think about. It’ll give you the control you need on those type of trails. I’d say strong intermediate and up can use these boots.
Also, they come with:
- Carbon Reinforced Heel Cup and Bridge takes away some weight and adds a bit of responsiveness.
- Multi Density Heat Moldable Liner means you can get a custom fit.
- Thinsulate insulation provides a lot of warmth and you’ll be toasty even when the temperature dips pretty low.
- Dual Boa Zones ensure your foot is locked in place comfortably and you won’t feel any painful pressure points.
- You can adjust the lean of the boot forward. This is good if you expect to go on different terrains.
- Vibram IceTrek High Traction Outsoles makes sure you won’t slip all over the place when you’re walking around.
This boot will probably be out of the price range for most people. If you can’t afford this price, there’s plenty of boots on this list that should work for your budget.
Rossignol Alias 120
Last on the list for men is from Rossignol. I like this company and try to ski with their gear whenever I get the chance. They have many different types of skis (backcountry, all mountain and powder), gloves, ski jackets and more.
If you’re looking for quality and performance, Rossignol is the way to go. I know you’ll agree if you decide on their Alias 120’s – if you have the skill for it. A 120 flex is very stiff and will give to much precision for beginners and people that like to go slow. This high flex is reserved for strong skiers that can handle themselves competently.
If that sounds like you, you’ll like that they come with:
- 104mm last so you know it’s going to fit your wide foot
- Allows for a neutral stance which lessens strain. This feature ensures you’ll feel fresh later into the afternoon and will go longer than ever before.
- Easy entry insert is a godsend. Anyone that’s had ski boots that were hard to put on knows how important this is.
- PU Soft Liner is ultra comfortable and ergonomic. It’ll feel good to wear all day long and won’t be a distraction.
- 4 different buckles lets you get a secure fit and won’t let your leg shift around.
How much will this boot cost? What you’d expect for a product of this caliber. High performers generally pay extra for their gear and that’s the case here. You get your money’s worth, though, because the Alias’ will have you skiing at your best this year.
Wide Ski Boots For Women
Rossignol Kiara 80
First up for women is the Rossignol Kiara 80 and this product is made for skiers that have a decent amount of skill. I don’t think you need to be an expert to rock these but you should at least be a strong intermediate.
An absolute beginner or a mellow skier will find these boots a little too high performing. That’s because they have an 80 flex, which is pretty stiff.
Some features that you’ll like include:
- 104mm last means your wide foot will fit comfortably into these. If you’ve had problems finding ski boots in the past to fit your foot, this should work well for you.
- Polar fleece insulation provides a ton of warmth. Even if the temperature is quite low you should be pretty toasty.
- Women’s Cuff Profile is designed specifically for the shape of a women’s leg. This ensures you’re in comfort all day long out there.
- 4 Buckles ensure you’re locked in safely and you’ll be secure.
The price of these are excellent. Usually top of the line ski equipment costs several hundred and that’s not the case here. At their price this ski boot is an excellent value and worth your consideration.
Dalbello Avanti MX 65 W
Say you’re just starting out or you really don’t like going fast – you feel at home with green circles and blue squares. Every once in while you might push yourself but you prefer mellow skiing.
If that’s the case, you’ll like the Dalbello Avanti MX 65 W. This boot has a soft flex at 65 and this is perfect for recreational athletes and for people just looking to unwind on the slopes.
If that’s you, some features you’ll like include:
- Supercomfort liner, like the name suggests, is very comfortable. This means you won’t get any pains in your foot and you’ll enjoy your day more.
- 4 buckle shell locks you in place and you’ll feel extra secure because of this. Plus you’ll get a fit that’s perfect for your unique leg shape.
- 105mm last is almost as wide as you can get and should fit even the widest feet out there.
- 1 year warranty so you now this product is durable and well made.
Beginner gear is usually less expensive than gear made for advanced athletes and that’s the case here. This is a very attractive price and one that most people will happily pay.
Flex: Adjustable (90 to 110)
I’ve already listed two Apex ski boots for men and now it’s time for an Apex boot for women. Their ML-3 is a boot high performers will love and you should be at least a strong intermediate to buy these.
A really cool feature associated with the ML-3 is it comes with an adjustable flex (can switch between a 90 flex to 110 flex). This gives you more versatility while you ski and you can make changes based on how or where you’re skiing – this is pretty handy.
Some other aspects you’ll enjoy include:
- EVA Heat Moldable Liner means you can get a custom fit and have a liner that forms to your unique foot/leg shape.
- Thinsulate insulation provides a lot of warmth and ensures you’re nice and toasty, even on very cold days.
- Many adjustable buckles makes sure you are safely secure and locked in place. There’s other features that give you a snug fit too.
- Easy to walk around in and this makes life easier when you’re not clicked into your boots.
These boots truly are high quality and you’ll have a hard time finding a product more comfortable than these. I’ve had uncomfortable ski boots before and it’s not fun to deal with.
How much will the ML-3’s cost? Their a little pricey but they’re definitely worth it. I know you if you decide on this boot you’ll be very happy you did.
Nordica Cruise 75 W
The Nordica Cruise 75 W is a product that a lot of different skiers can enjoy. This ski boot is perfect for intermediates trying to take the leap to advanced and it’s good for advanced athletes too.
Absolute beginners may want something a little softer, like the Dalbello boots up top, but everyone else will like what they get from the Cruise’s.
Some other features that make this product worth it include:
- Adjustable Cuff Profile means you can adjust how this ski boot feels around your calf. If you have a wider calf you can leave it wide and if you have a narrow calf you can keep it narrow.
- 104mm last is perfect for larger than average feet.
- Multiple buckles help you get a good fit and adds a bit of security.
- PFP Precision Liner is ultra comfortable and ensures this ski boot is a joy to wear all day long.
- Allows for a natural stance which lessens strain and allows you to go longer into the day.
The price isn’t cheap but it’s not too high either. That’s not a bad price and it’s definitely worth that.
Anyone Of These Boots Can Work For You!
I’ve worn ski boots that were uncomfortable before and it can ruin your day. If you have an extra wide foot I’m sure you know all about this.
Lucky for you and I there’s plenty of ski boots made specifically for these types of feet. On this list you saw the best and there’s one for all skill levels and budgets too.
If you have any questions you can comment below and I’ll make sure to respond as fast as possible. You can search around the ski section up top for more gear reviews and tips too.
Are you ready to hit the slopes this year?