Nordic boots should fit similar to a running shoe, or hiking boot. Sung, yet comfortable! We typically recommend leaving about a thumbs width of space towards the toe. This will allow you to wear a thicker sock for improved warmth and comfort. Nordic boots are available in options specific to skate and classic skiing. Additionally, we offer “combi” Nordic boots that can accommodate both techniques. Skating boots will rise just below the calf, and offer a supportive ankle cuff for optimal lateral stability. Classic boots will look more similar to a shoe. When it comes to boots, we believe that “combi” boots are an excellent investment for beginner skiers. They function well for both techniques, and are a cost-effective option for growing skiers!