If there’s a problem then, yes! Of course, you can change them! However, before you run to the hire shop, ask yourself these questions:
- Have you just arrived?
Your feet tend to swell up after long periods of sitting (i.e. sitting on a coach or a plane). If it’s the Saturday night, try your boots on again the next morning and they should now be a better fit!
- Do they hurt when walking or skiing?
Ski boots are NOT comfy to walk in. If they are good-fitting boots, they won’t hurt you once you start skiing.
- Are your boots too tight?
The buckles on your foot (the bottom ones) should NOT be done up tightly – in fact, you’ll often see ski instructors skiing without them done up at all! To close these buckles, you should apply no more pressure than one thumb or two fingers. More force required? The buckles are too tight!