Paul Parker shares his wisdom from many years in the backcountry skiing gear industry.
Hi all, Paul Parker of Garmont here.
Thanks for your interest in the Radium here at WildSnow.com. Your feedback is important and we listen, so I’ve been tracking the discussion here about Radium shell sizing. To help, I’d like to clarify some of the questions that have been raised and explain a bit about how our ski boot development process works.
Sole length/size: Ski boots are developed from the inside out, rather than the outside in. We don’t develop a boot to a specific sole footprint or sole length, we develop it from the internal mold, which along with other elements that I’ll explain below, then determine the sole length.