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Do Ski Boot Gloves Work?

By January 9, 2013

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nullIf you've seen some skiers with funky black coverings on their boots, you may have wondered what they are. Ski boot gloves, also called "bootgloves," are insulating neoprene coverings that slip over the toe and front buckles of your ski boots, wrapping around the ankle to stay secure. They are both wind and waterproof in order to keep your boots protected from nasty weather.

Some skiers swear by them, others wear them only on the coldest of days, and some go boot glove-free. Read more about ski boot gloves - if they work, if they're worth it, and where you can find them.

Do you ski with boot gloves, or have you found them effective? If so, share your experience in the comments below!

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January 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm
(1) John says:

My wife and daughter swear by them, but say they are hard to find. I am for anything that reduces the number of toe warmers we buy!

October 6, 2013 at 11:16 am
(2) Noeyedeer says:

Boot gloves are very effective if you suffer poor circulation to the tootsies! Think of it this way if it’s cold and the wind picks-up – a well known phenomenon ‘wind-chill’ comes into play and you feel very much colder than the air tempertaure would suggest. The same applies to your feet – only they have snow speeding past them (my feet are always colder if theres a new layer of soft snow whipping over the boot). The bootglove efectively acts like donning a warm jacket – it keeps the chill out.
If you have custom fitted boots foot warmers are out of the question and chances are, your boots are too big if you use them in any event. I was considering battery operated footbed heaters, but frankly there’s no need with bootgloves.
I should add that I have no attachment to the company – another brand may/may not be just as good.

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