Wearing your ski boots before opening day, even if you've had them for years, can go a long way to starting your season on the right or left foot.
It's opening day and there's 20cm of fresh snow. You haven't put your boots on yet this season but they fit last year, right. You get them on, ok that wasn't so bad. As your riding up the first chairlift, full of stoke you realize something isn't right. At the top, ready to shred, you notice the pain in your feet. You can't get those things off fast enough. You rush to the nearest ski shop needing boot work.
We've all had it happen. Summer lasted longer and winter caught us off guard. Wearing flip flops and comfy shoes all summer long has done something to your feet. We need to get our feet in shape just as much as our legs. Do your future self a favor and slip your feet into those boots while you're binging the latest season of of your favorite tv show. It only takes a few minutes for a few days and your feet will start getting back into ski shape. You'll appreciate it when you can ski all day on day one, and everyone else has to leave at noon.