Boot Solutions Japan

The Custom Bootfitting Specialists.

Boot Solutions in Niseko and Hakuba Japan is a specialist custom ski boot and snowboard boot fitting operation.

Boot Solutions is owned and operated by experienced Foot & Ankle Surgeon Dr Ned Buckley. Through a unique combination of medical, biomechanical and technical knowledge, Ned and his team of qualified bootfitters are able to offer clients an unrivalled boot fitting experience.

We offer an extensive range of ski and snowboard boots, with over 120 different models from 11 leading brands. We also have a fantastic selection of quality European winter footwear.

Our new store at Hilton Niseko Village (opening December 2018) will also be offering premium ski and snowboard rentals and retail.

Men's Backcountry Ski Boots 2019

Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130


Flex: 130 Last: 98mm

The line between all-mountain skiing and freeride touring has been blurring for a while. And now we’ve created the first ever boot to do the same! Meet Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD. What makes it a game-changer is it’s a top performer in both arenas not a compromise: it brings you the legendary feel, skiing power and all-mountain capability of Hawx with the epic natural movement of Backland. This 130 top model also brings you a fully Grilamid cuff and a breathable, washable liner with pre-shaped heel and ankle. Viva la revolution!

Bootfitter’s comments: A new backcountry boot built on the best-selling Hawx Ultra chassis, the Hawx Ultra XTD offers awesome skiing power and range of walking motion in a lightweight, versatile package. The narrow last and Memory Fit shell give a precise, responsive fit.

Available in our Niseko and Hakuba stores.

Tecnica ZeroG Pro Tour

Flex: 130 Last: 99mm


The power of lightness. To date, ski touring has involved compromising downhill performance to save on weight. Those days are now over. The Zero G Tour Pro weighs just 1,320 grams, thanks to it's carbonfiber-Grilamid cuff, and boasts a 55° range of motion in hike mode. A 4-buckle design with a true flex of 130 makes the ZG Tour Pro second to none in downhill performance. So, feel free to go farther, higher, bigger, and faster. The Tour Pro will take you there.

Bootfitter’s comments: A brand new boot from Tecnica, the ZeroG Pro Tour builds on the success of the hugely popular ZeroG range of the last couple of years, but offers a new last shape, slop-free walk mechanism, and a lighter weight construction for improved uphill performance.

Available in our Niseko and Hakuba stores.

Scarpa Maestrale RS


Flex: 130 Last: 99mm

Brand new from Scarpa this year, the Maestrale RS2 replaces the original Maestrale RS, claimed by Scarpa to be the bestselling touring boot in the world. The RS2 retains the same medium-volume last as the old model, but in a stiffer, lighter package which offers a superior range of walking motion.

Bootfitter’s comments:  In the ever-expanding backcountry sector, gear that is light, easy to use, and that performs as well on the way down as the way up is the holy grail, and Scarpa seem to have nailed it with the Maestrale RS2. A super versatile boot for high-performance touring!

Available in our Niseko store.

Scarpa Maestrale


Flex: 100 Last: 99mm

An update on the ultra-popular and versatile Maestrale, the Maestrale 2 is lighter than it’s predecessor, and features a new walk mode borrowed from Scarpa’s Alien ski mountaineering boot. Offering a massive 60 degree range of motion, the Maestrale 2 will again bridge the gap between intuitive, comfortable hiking and downhill performance.

Bootfitter’s comments: Featuring a medium-volume fit, customisable liners, a sporty 100 flex and a superb walk mode, the Maestrale 2 should pick up from its’ predecessor as a bestselling backcountry boot, particularly amongst strong alpine skiers looking for a first dedicated backcountry boot.

Available in our Niseko store.

Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour


Flex: 130 Last: 102mm

A ski touring boot geared more for the climb or for the descent? As of Winter 2018-19, this basic ski touring question will finally be a thing of the past because the Hoji touring boot has turned the question of “either-or” into simply “and.” Thanks to the patented Hoji-Lock System, you get a direct connection between upper and shell -- the flex between the two elements now is a thing of the past. The result is downhill performance just like you get with an alpine ski boot.

Bootfitter's comments: A radical new design from Dynafit, the Hoji Pro Tour is a dedicated backcountry boot which gives nothing away in terms of downhill performance. The unique walk mode mechanism gives great range of motion while touring, and a rock-solid connection when locked in ski mode for maximum power transfer and response. 

Available in our Niseko store. 

Dynafit Hoji Free

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Flex: 130 Last: 102mm

Ski hard - walk easy. The HOJI FREE brings free touring to a new level with a greater stiffness and a tighter fit. Featuring the same innovative walk mode and anatomical last as the Hoji Pro Tour, but with the addition of toe and heel lugs for improved binding compatibility.

Bootfitter’s comments: The new Hoji Free builds on the best-selling Hoji Pro Tour, adding a heat mouldable Sidas liner and alpine binding compatibility for increased versatility and improved downhill performance. This is a fantastic all-round touring boot for hard charging skiers.

Available in our Niseko store


 Niseko Hirafu: +81 (0)136 55 5695          Niseko Village: +81 (0) 90 7644 8419        Hakuba:  +81 (0)80 8629-2589