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Super slippery ski socks?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Anyone have a recommendation for some super slippery ski socks?  My old boots had a glide pad of sorts in the back of the liner that really made getting my feet in a lot easier.  My new Atomic WC130 boots are a huge pain to slide into since they are pretty tight and my standard ski socks get a lot of friction.   I remember seeing an ad one time for some super slippery ski socks used by racers for this purpose.

post #2 of 10

You could spray the boot liner with nixwax or some teflon spray.  Pam would get gross 

post #3 of 10
I have the same problem add I put duct tape on my footbeds.
post #4 of 10

I was told to use Food Grade Silicone spray. Picked up a can on Amazon that will probably last 30 years for the amount you really need.

 

Add a Heated Boot bag to that and it's really easy.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Looking around Eurosocks Superlite OTC are one of the socks that came up.  For $15 on Amazon Prime I'll give them a try, then consider some of the sprays.

post #6 of 10

Another vote for a shot or two of dry silicone spray every 10 days or so.

 

I use Dupont Snowblower Spray because I have it, and it dries, well, very dry!

post #7 of 10
"Slide on"
$12.00 lasts all season.
Works perfect!
post #8 of 10

The problem with sprays is you may end up with slipperyness (sp?) in places you don't want slippery notable the heel pocket and ball of your foot. I use aluminum tape used for furnace ducts meaning the real metal stuff not the grey fabric stuff. This is very thin, sticks very well and is quite slippery. I place a patch above the heel pocket at the back of the liner and a patch where my toes hit the bottom of the liner when I first stick them in. It makes a big difference and you only have to do it once.

post #9 of 10

I know someone with arthritis who puts plastic bags in her feet to slide into her ski boots. Of course she then skis all day with her feet in plastic bags. No need to worry about snow getting in her boot is a side affect but her feet might be damp at the end of the day due to lack of breath-ability.

post #10 of 10

Bridgedale makes a ski sock with a slippery material on the heel and on the instep to help with boot entry. It works pretty good: 

 

http://www.bridgedale.com/alpine-tour

 

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