Ski boots - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - History Collection, Te Papa Collections Online, Matapihi

Ski boots

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Salomon

1980s

These plastic ski boots were worn with skis in the 1980s. Plastic began replacing leather in the mid 1960s. It dramatically improved stiffness and control, along with durability and warmth. Buckles close the openings of the boot to form a stiff cylindrical form. Rigid soles attach to the ski at toe and heel spring-loaded bindings which release in the event of a fall.

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