DEELUXE have also done a good job when it comes to focusing on the ladies. A solid favourite amongst the team is the DEELUXE Empire Lara Boot, favoured by none other than Swiss rider Elena Koenz.
“I ride the DEELUXE Empire Lara boot. I prefer to ride this boot because I can use it for jumps, rails and pow. It supports my riding and I can count on it when I have to be ready for impacts.” – Elena Koenz.
“The Thermo Liner is quite a game-changer for freeriding in terms of temperature, but as well in terms of weight”
Once you’ve managed to find the perfect boot, the process of getting it custom-fitted might sound like a hassle (and probably not all too pleasing on the wallet either). Well, first of all, DEELUXE does offer the Thermo Custom Fitting with all, yes ALL, of their boots. Second, it is ridiculously easy to get the liners custom-fitted as most of the shops that offer DEELUXE boots have the oven for it. Third, it’s not as spenny as you’d expect – you only have to add about €20 to the price if you want the Thermo Flex Liners and another €30 on top of that if you want to go for Thermo Flex Premium Liners. AND if you fail to mould the liners the first time these things can be refitted up to 10 times.
“With the Thermo Flex liner, you personalize your boot to your feet. Customized for you without any pain or pressure points. Before, I’ve spent way too many years trying to find the right boot.” – Werni Stock.
“The Thermo Liner is quite a game-changer for freeriding in terms of temperature, but as well in terms of weight. They also dry a lot faster and feel really comfortable.” – Xavier De Le Rue.
“I do use the Thermo liner as it’s an extra comfort to wear. The real advantage is for those who have pain wearing normal liners though. Then the individual fitting can really make a huge difference.” – Elias Elhardt.
“The Thermo Flex liner helps a lot to make the liner fit perfectly to my feet. Thanks to the Thermo liner the liner is fitted to the form of my feet and there is no extra space for my foot to move around or material to disturb and hurt.” – Elena Koenz.
We’re not saying this is a must, especially if you feel like you’ve done a good job finding the perfect fit straight off the shelf. However, most of us do have different sized feet that may be somewhat damaged due to excessive riding or other reasons. If you continuously find yourself struggling to find boots that don’t make you feel pressure points while riding, getting them custom-fitted might save you from future hassle… and pain.