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.

Custom Molded Liners

Most ski boots come with a liner that the manufacturer has been made for that shell. Depending on the model, these liners can be mouldable and in many cases the fit is very good. However, for a superior fit, Boot Solutions offer  three types of after-market custom molded skiboot liners: Fully injected foam liner; heat moulded foam liner; and cork injected liner. Each has its own advantages, depending on the end-result you are searching for.

Sidas Fully Injected Foam Liner

Sidas Fully Injected Foam Liner

Sidas Fully Injected Foam Liners

These liners provide the most accurate molding, and hence ensure that the fit is closest to the foot shape, however, they tend to be cold and hard on the feet.

Injected liners often take quite a bit of skiing in before full comfort is appreciated and so are generally not recommended for the recreational and occasional skier.

Intuition Powerwrap heat mouldable liner

Intuition Powerwrap heat mouldable liner

Intuition Heat Molded Foam Liners

These liners are the warmest and most general in fit. The impression that the liners take of the foot is good, but not as accurate as the injected type.

This type of liner takes the least amount of time to ski-in and can be very comfortable after only a short while skiing. These liners do well for people who don’t ski a lot, or whose objective is general comfort and warmth.

This type of liner is also a good option for people who like to do a bit of hiking, as they are usually seamless in design, ensuring that friction is minimised.

ZipFit Cork Injected Liners

These are a great option for people wanting a more accurate fit without the problems associated with foam injected liners. These liners tend to have most of the moldable material based around the mid-to-rear foot and on the shins, resulting in a good tight fit in the places where it is best to have maximum support whilst leaving the forefoot and toes free to spread out.

These liners are the least technical to fit and usually fully remoldable, meaning that if necessary the process can be repeated multiple times to get it right.




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