Ski Magazine Visited Sven Coomer to Share His Story and Learn About Ski Boots
(Nov. 3, 2021)
”Coomer’s impact goes well beyond general ski boot design. He also helped innovate injection systems and became a master boot fitter, passionate about the role liners and footbeds play in skiers’ performance. As time went on however, Coomer became less enchanted by silicon or foam injection liners due to the inherent chemicals involved, which he felt were very toxic for the environment and people.
Now in his early 80s, Sven’s journey in designing boots, specifically an inner boot that plastic shells can accommodate, continues. In 1989, he started ZipFit, which still produces custom-fit liners with injection ports that allow skiers to add a plant-based cork material as needed overtime. “Cork is harvested from an oak tree,” explains Coomer. “It’s a natural material that is dampening, so it has rebound and it doesn’t compress like foam over time, it just spreads out.”
The full article can be found here.