Winter shoes / boots?
Safety is at the core of what we do here at Sled Dogs Snowskates and general shoes simply do not provide anywhere near the necessary ankle support to safely skate on snow.
Ski boots: Your ski boots are designed for skiing so they are very rigid; this stiffness does not provide the flexibility required to achieve advanced, safe skate motions. Our skates have a proprietary hardflex system allowing you to skate with ease down the mountain.
Snowboard boots are more comfy than ski boots but only provide you stability when integrated with a binding system. Without bindings you won’t get enough control and stability and will easily wipeout!
Sports footwear is highly technical: You wouldn’t wear ballet shoes to play football! In the same way, ski boots are designed specifically to work with skis, snowboard boots are designed to work with snowboards. Sled Dogs Snowskates are designed specifically for skating on snow.