When purchasing ski boots, particularly online, it is prudent to have all the measurements one would need duly squared away, lest your boots fit poorly and make all of your runs painfully miserable. While keeping in mind that the width of the boot last and the volume of the boot are integral factors in correctly sizing your ski boots, figuring out your Mondopoint size is a good first step.
Developed by ski boot manufacturers in order to create a universal sizing system (“mondo” meaning, “world”), Mondopoint is calculated by simply measuring the length of one’s foot in centimeters, from the heel to the big toe. That’s it! It is in this way that muddling around with UK, US, and EU sizes is avoided when purchasing ski boots.
HOW TO FIND YOUR MONDOPOINT SIZE
It’s easy enough. Stand on top of a piece paper with your heel against a wall and all of your weight pressed down upon the foot you are measuring. Then, draw a line at your big toe. Measure (in centimeters) the length of the paper to said line, and voilà! That’s your Mondopoint size. You will want to measure both feet obviously, and size to the smaller foot. This is because an experienced boot fitter will be able to stretch a boot to fit the larger foot, but it is nigh-impossible to make a too-large boot fit a smaller foot.
SKI BOOT SIZING CHARTS
As is the case with any footwear, sizing will vary slightly among different brands. Consult these size charts as a guideline for fitting your boots.