My boot with Walk-EZ Revolutions
…Is a question that students ask me all the time. Or, “What are those things on your boots?”
When walking from ski school to the slopes, I attach my new Walk-EZ revolutions to the bottom of my boot. There’s several reason — for one, I’m less prone to go flying when I hit a patch of ice, a common occurrence early on a spring morning. Whenever I see another skier slip on the way to the lift, skis and poles flying everywhere (it’s happened to me, more than once) I’m glad I’ve got some rubber under my boots. According to the makers of Walk-EZ, the curve on the bottom of the device affects the curvature of the spine and improves balance and alignment. It sure makes walking from the bus stop or parking lot to the slopes a lot more pleasant, especially on ice. It’s maybe not quite a secure as crampons are … but a lot better than ski boot soles alone.
Another reason is to protect your boot. The sole of a ski boot is meant to be flat for the optimal fit on the ski and the best performance of the bindings. For skiers who use their boots daily, the sole becomes curved as the toe and heel wear away, which creates a less secure attachment of boot to ski. Using a sole protector like the WalkEZ helps preserve the flat boot sole and also makes it a lot easier to walk.
The WalkEZ Revolutions come with a cable lock. I lock mine to a ski rack at the bottom of the mountain and retrieve them at the end of the day.
Before I owned my Revolutions, I used the Seirus Cat Tracks which easily fit into a (large) pocket.