Bootdoctors has always searched for the most innovative creators of outdoor gear. We seek out suppliers who strive for the highest quality while actively caring about the earth and engaging in sustainable sourcing.
Stio is a prime example of the best of outdoor industry suppliers. They are actual outdoors enthusiasts who integrate their own love of the outdoors with production of the finest products to help you engage in mountain recreation.
Galena Gleason, Bootdoctors’ Head of Purchasing, combines her lifetime of engagement in outdoor sports with her knack for finding the newest, most exciting lines to our customers. Stio approached Galena to be an Outpost partner the first year they started working with independent retailers. She explains that the clothing line immediately struck a chord with her:
“I took a quick glance at the line and knew immediately it would be a perfect fit for Bootdoctors. The quality of craftsmanship, sustainable values, and reasonable price points of Stio all align with the level of products that we strive to bring to our customers.”
A visit to the Jackson Hole headquarters reinforced her initial positive feelings. Galena:”I was able to visit the Stio headquarters in Jackson Hole 2 winters ago. It was very inspiring to see the design process from a to z being brought to fruition at the base of the Tetons. The Stio team is made up of very passionate lovers of the outdoors and it is evident in the product that is coming to market. They truly care about the consumer and are designing garments to withstand the rigors of adventure and time.”
Try it yourself!
The new 2019 Winter Stio is arriving daily in our Telluride Main street and Mountain Village stores. Come try it on. It may be a perfect fit with your activities, values and lifestyle.
VALUE DRIVEN BUSINESS
Stio’s values include being caretakers of the resources they use to create products, including Bluesign* approved textiles; being active outdoorsmen and women truly in touch with nature on a daily basis; being on the cutting edge of innovation; and balancing work with play.
Galena was also “pleased to learn they have a strong environmental initiative. The Bluesign* approved textile commitment speaks volumes to the ideals that are driving Stio as a company.”
At Bootdoctors we also believe firmly in the value of walking our talk. We wear the garments we sell and can speak the truth about their value. Galena has put Stio to the test herself:
“I personally own 2 Stio pieces and I find myself wearing them constantly. It is comfortable, stylish, and amazingly suited to withstanding even the harshest elements.”
Read more about the Stio values HERE.
HOW ARE THESE INNOVATIVE STIO GARMENTS MADE?
From the web site: “We work with cutting edge textile mills such as Polartec®, schoeller® and Toray®,which are among the most sophisticated and advanced mills operating in the apparel business. We continually strive to source environmentally friendly textiles…
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The leaves are turning and there’s a hint of snow on the top of the mountains.
The new SKI Magazine Gear Guide 2019 is fresh off the press. Time to get the scoop on what’s new, what’s different, what’s the coolest ski gear for the upcoming season.
And, once again, you can rely on the words of wisdom from Bob Gleason, founder of the Bootdoctors. As Bob tells it, he has the best job in the world as a gear tester for SKI magazine. He says,
”To ski all the next season’s skis tuned to perfection with a gang of rippers is such a thrill. I love to translate what I feel in my feet into words which clearly help folks make the best ski choices.”
Does custom bootfitting make a difference? See what the experts at SKI Magazine say below.
Here’s to a great season dancing down the slopes with the very best gear especially for you!
Before embarking on a two-week road trip on British Columbia’s Powder Highway, my friend Cooper asked for my advice about two particular ski boots he had his eye on, mostly because he read our reviews and could likely get them for a discount online. My answer?
BootDoctors’ good friend and Master Bootfitter Bob Egeland addresses the
challenges and opportunities with the new generation of AT boots.
Check out his hints on making sure your touring boots take you as far as you want to push it.
Then come in to Bootdoctors in Taos or Telluride to get your next pair of touring boots properly fitted.
We have Master bootfitters who specialize in touring boots.
While his profession might leave some feeling a bit squeamish, Bob Egeland, a board-certified Pedorthist, is passionate about keeping people happy in their ski boots all day long. And finding a comfortable fit is his top priority, especially for backcountry skiers who don’t have the option to take a break in the lodge if toes start to tingle.
Get some more great gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season!
These are some of the BootDoctors’ staff best picks
Read the full story below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
This week, the BootDoctors in the House focuses on what’s on everyone’s mind during the holiday season: lists. And no matter how darn organized you are, there is likely to be at least one person among your Christmas shopping needs who has stopped you dead in your, by now, very tired tracks.
You don’t have to ascend to the top of the mountain for the truth (unless you want to.)
Find Words of Wisdom from the Gear Gurus in the full story below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
This week, the BootDoctor in the House focuses on the upcoming winter season in Telluride – and gods. At the top of the list of celestial beings of note is Ullr, the Norse god of snow. But Ullr is not the only big name in the winter pantheon.
Get the skinny on fat skis, rocker, on and off piste ski boots and lots more cool new gear that will give you the edge on your ski season.
You know the folks at BootDoctors are both smart and helpful. Bob Gleason has been a top trainer at Masterfit University for more than 30 years. Charlie Bradley, Sam Tischendorf are trainers for Masterfit as well. Our bootfitters are tained by the best of the best. That’s why they are part of the elite teams of reviewers for SKI Magazine and America’s Best Bootfitters.
Pick up a copy of the SKI Magazine Gear Guide 2018 and find out what your friends and trusted advisers at BootDoctors have to say about this year’s all mountain skis and boots. The print version has more details and more quotes from our folks so go ahead and splurge. This way you can get their signatures on this collector’s edition, making it so much more valuable! or click on this link to see the on-line version: https://www.skimag.com/gear
America’s Best Bootfitters provide comprehensive ski boot reviews, world class training and the shops that can execute it all. Arguably the number one source of expert knowledge of ski boots and bootfitting, ABB hosts it’s own boot test. Check out these even more detailed reviews at: http://www.bootfitters.com/reviews
After you fill your head with other people’s opinions, come on in to one of our shops and have one of our seasoned master bootfitters help you to choose the very best boot for you. You can reserve a bootfit appointment at our Taos Ski Valley or Telluride stores atour on-line reservation site here: https://rentals.bootdoctors.com/rent/bootfitting
Bob Gleason, Bob Remiger, Kelli Gleason, Charlie Bradley, Sam Tischendorf,
Linda Mogetz, Penelope Gleason, Mike Messer and Cale Adams all volunteered their free ski time to test gear.