In the Wild: Happy Feet! with FITS® Ambassador Amie Engerbretson

February 08, 2017

"Ski boots can take a real toll on your feet. They are cold, cramped, damp, and generally beat up."

pro skier amie engerbretson relaxing in fits ski socks
Photo: Liam Doran @liamjski

Winter, and especially ski boots, can take a real toll on your feet. At season's end, my feet are cold, cramped and generally beat up. I know that if my feet aren't happy, nothing else is... As a professional skier my feet take a lot of beatings, and over the years I have come up with my own way to keep my feet happy and healthy. We even know that cold feet can affect your sleep. Below are my three steps to maintaining what I call 'happy feet' after enduring even the most brutal conditions throughout the season.

pro skier amie engerbretson wearing fits socks
Photo: Liam Doran @liamjski

Step One: Gear Up for Protection

FITS socks are a no brainer. The scientifically engineered perfect fit prevents any bunching or wrinkling, and their incredible wool will keep your feet warm and dry. 

"This season, I've been loving the Pro Ski sock because it has the perfect amount of cushioning to keep my feet happy."

Step Two: Daily Care

Our feet are just a small part of our bodies although they carry the most burden. To keep your feet rejuvenated all winter long you'll need a few simple tools and about 5 minutes a day. Keep a bouncy ball with you when you travel. Roll it out while you stretch your feet. Apply an even amount of pressure while lightly standing on the ball and roll from your heel to your toes.

"Happy feet are the key to good days in the mountains."

Step Three: Deep Massage

For the extra harsh days keep a golf ball in your freezer.  If your feet are beat-up, cramped, or have pulled muscles, take it out as an icy massaging tool. Be careful not to apply too much pressure and cause pain, but gently knead as desired.

foot massaging with FITS socks

Happy feet are the key to good days in the mountains, so take care of your feet so they can carry you wherever you want to go!