Zay Boots Available for Demo at Mt. Hood. Contact Skier Synergy
Last: Heel 95mm/ Forefoot 98mm
Radial Closure Technology replaces traditional buckles by wrapping two independent aircraft cables 360° around the mid-foot and toe box area. Both cables are routed to the heel of the boot and attached to a single lever buckle. Each cable is micro-adjustable to ensure the desired tension of the mid-foot area. Once buckled, as forward pressure is applied to the front of the boot, both cables automatically tension around the mid-foot. This Dynamic Tensioning System not only holds the foot better but it keeps the shell from distorting, providing all day performance and comfort.
Outer Shell Material
Zay’s polyurethane shell is not a plastic but an elastomer and remains pliable at colder temperatures.
Also, an elastomer stores up energy and then releases it, much like a bungee cord, trampoline or a spring. Since the outer shell stores and releasesenergy duringeach turn, this additional energy provides for faster edge to edge movement and requires less physical energy.
Toe Box Shape
The toe box of a ski boot is usually small and forces the toes into a confined and unnatural position. This position creates many issues for the skier, none of which are comfortable or desirable. Zay’s solution is to change the shape of the toe box thus allowing the foot to rest in a more natural position and increase the volume of the toe box.
Bi Density Boot Board
The Zay boot board is designed in a way that allows the big toe area to articulate or drop down. We added a 3mm foam strip on the inside of the foot (medial) and runs the full length of the boot board. As the skier initiates a turn, the foam compresses and allows the ball of the foot to naturally drop, providing increased sensitivity and control.
Typical ski boot liners contain a great deal of extra foam, which makes for a comfy liner but dampens the performance of the ski boot. Zay’s uses the latest high density PU foam which adds that extra support, does not pack out rapidly and molds to the contour of your foot. Unlike most boot companies, Zay’s whole and half sized boots have their own liners appropriate to the different foot sizes.