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D-Day minus 48, 20 November 2015: Ski Boots

Fitting gaiters to ski boots… Strong arms required!!


 
Today is about fitting gaiters to the amazing Alfa Quest boots. These boots actually are available with an integral gaiter, but as the weather warms up we intend to remove the gaiter, so we made the decision to fit a fully sealed gaiter to our boot. The gaiter has a rubber rand that is stretched over the boot to give a really snug fit.
 
To keep the gaiter in position we will glue it with a flexible waterproof rubber adhesive.
 
The Alfa boot is amazingly comfortable, but my personal preference is always to wear 3 pairs of socks (to prevent any chance of rubbing). I use a smart wool liner and 2 thicker Woolpower socks (ullfrotte).