How to Make Ski Boots and Skates More Comfortable
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Whether done competitively or leisurely, both skiing and skating can be greatly rewarding activities. However, no matter how much fun you're having on the slopes or in the rink, if your ski boots or roller blades are causing you pain or discomfort then it can severely ruin your enjoyment of the exercise.
To help you boost the comfort of your boots and stay out there for longer, we've put together this concise guide to some of the best products out there that can be worn with your skates to make them more comfortable. Whether occasionally or more seriously, we think these ankle sleeves from Silipos are ideal trustworthy sleeves for increasing comfort in your ski boots!
Silipos Gel Boot Bumper Heel and Bridge Cushion Sleeve
The Silipos Gel Boot Bumper Heel and Bridge Cushion Sleeve is designed to protect the back of the heel and top of the foot from rubbing. The gel sleeve also helps to protect against impact, and provides light compression to the foot and ankle.
With two integrated gel pads to provide great cushioning, the Silipos Gel Boot Bumper Sleeve is ideal for wearing in ski boots and skates. You can even wear it in other athletic footwear and cleats, allowing you to enjoy the comfort and support no matter what activity you choose!
Key Features: provides heel protection; prevents rubbing; low profile design; offers light compression
Silipos Gel Malleolar Ankle Cushion Pad Sleeve
Utilising two gel discs to cushion and relieve pressure, the Silipos Gel Malleolar Ankle Cushion Pad Sleeve protects both sides of the ankle. It reduces the risks of pain caused by impact, pressure, and rubbing, and also provides gentle compression to the ankle.
The gel in the sleeve conforms to the natural shape of the ankle, providing a reliable and comfortable fit. As the sleeve features viscoelastic properties, it will move with synergy, preventing abrasion while you're on the go.
Key Features: two cushioning gel discs; helps prevent pain from impact, pressure, and rubbing; offers gentle compression
Silipos Gel Achilles Heel Pad Sleeve
If you find pain while skating mostly targets the back of the heel, then the Silipos Gel Achilles Heel Pad Sleeve could be the choice for you. A gel pad protects the back of the heel from impact and rubbing, while also providing gentle compression and pressure relief around any existing inflammation.
The Achilles Heel Pad Sleeve can also be worn to reduce pressure on irregular heel bumps. With this in mind, you don't need to worry about your skates or ski boots feeling uncomfortable, as this sleeve will conform to your foot and provide protection where it is needed most!
Key Features: targets relief at the back of the heel; gentle compression and pain relief; reduces pressure on irregular heel bumps
Silipos Gel Skate Bite Foot Bridge Protector Sleeve
Focusing protection on the dorsal aspect of the foot (the bridge or top of the foot), the Silipos Gel Skate Bite Foot Bridge Protector Sleeve is a great choice if you feel that your skates or ski boots rub into the top of your foot or if shoelaces cause pain and discomfort. It also helps to reduce pain associated with friction and pinching for long-lasting relief.
The sleeve combines gel cushioning with light compression, reducing existing pain and preventing new discomfort from arising. This way, you can get back out on the rink or hit the slopes without worrying about suffering from unwanted discomfort.
Key Features: pain relief for the top of the foot; reduces discomfort caused by shoelaces; light compression eases existing pain
Next time you dig out your ski boots or skates, make sure you're protected against any pain and discomfort that may otherwise hinder your enjoyment of the slopes or prevent you from doing another lap around the rink. We'd love to know which sleeve you've chosen; why not leave a comment below, or find us on Twitter and Facebook!