With 19 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints and 150 ligaments, the human foot is work of complicated engineering, creating an infinite number of different sizes and shapes, making the task of choosing the right boot an important, but sometimes also quite a time-consuming activity.
However, we recommend you to take all the time necessary, as with the right boots on you can enjoy the climbing, the trekking and the outdoor to the full, but with the wrong ones on you will be uncomfortable every step of the way. Ill fitted boots, foot pain and poorly supported feet will inevitably lead to early fatigue, lack of concentration, poor performance and risk of accidents. And it is not for the pain that we choose to go outdoor, but for the possibility to enjoy new experiences; comfortably. The boot shall be a tool helping you getting where you will, not obstructing you in your struggle to go further. The limits shall be set by you, and not by your equipment.
For best result, the general recommendation must therefore always be to choose a boot made by a specialist in mountain boots; a boot made by a company with experience, know-how and a proven record; a boot made by professionals who know how to make excellent performance technical footwear; enthusiasts who make the boots they like to wear themselves. In short: a boot from a company like Bestard Mountain Boots.
When taking a decision on which boot to choose, and apart from surely important questions of taste like colour, design etc, there are in principle two specific questions to consider - in fact the same two basic questions that our designers always study when designing new boots or improving existing ones, and our shoe-makers have in mind when manufacturing them: