Gleason is founder and director of the Bootdoctors & Paragon Outdoors in Telluride Colorado. For 41 years he has been teaching the ski industry the science and art of fitting boots. Skiing has been his passion since he was a toddler. It is a rare day when the lifts are spinning that he is not on the mountain. When a skier comes into the Bootdoctors, gives him a hug and exclaims “that was the best day I have had in my life thanks to these boots,” he has reason to live. In the off-season, he is found running rivers (Bob just completed his 22nd private trip on the Grand Canyon in his dory), he pedals his bikes thousands of miles and travels the country in his Sprinter camping van.
Nordica and K2 for alpine skiing and Lange with Freetour for BC skiing
The best run ever was a day at Mt Bailey Cat Skiing at the end of the test. We got the very rare chance to ski the top to bottom East face. It is an exhilaratingly steep and consistent pitch. The granular spring snow sizzled like bacon every turn of the 4,000 vertical drop. Each turn was an orgasm.
Daron Ralves, Hank Kashiwa, Bull Rider Greg Snyder, Reidar Wahl
Boots are evolving. Forget the past and be open to what is current. Don't shortcut custom fit attributes and get a good footbed