NAME: Michael Meier
JOB: Director Stoked. Footwear Technician
Michael originally qualified as a Snowboard Instructor SSBS (Schweizer Schneesport Berufs- und Schulverband), as well as having the Diploma Swiss federal graduate of snow sport instructor BBT, (Bundesamt für Berufsbildung und Technologie). He first became involved in footwear analysis when he went to London to work for a specialist biomechanical company. Here he learnt and studied the anatomy of the foot and boot fitting.
In London during the years 2006 – 2010, he refined his knowledge and expertise about the individual fitting of ski boots, snowboard, walking and running shoes combined with personal anatomy and biomechanics.
In the Autumn of 2010 Michael moved back to the mountains of Zermatt in Switzerland to bring his knowledge and expertise to the benefit of Stoked clients when he set up professional boot fitting in Zermatt “Stoked Boot Fitting”. Today it is not only professional ski racers that want to push their performance to the limit but also those that simply want to walk more comfortably and healthily through the day profit from his extensive know-how.
Michael looks forward to getting your feet stoked!
JOB: Footwear Technician – Stoked Boot Fitting
Max has a degree in Sports Rehabilitation and is qualified in Kinesio Taping.
He first became involved in footwear analysis when writing his dissertation at the University of London in 2007 where the topic was the affect of insoles in ski boots on body alignment and weight distribution.
He worked for a specialist biomechanical company in London, between December 2007 and March 2011 where he learnt more about gait analysis and the workings of professionally fitting running, walking and everyday shoes, aswell as increasing his already great knowledge in ski boot fitting. Also during this period Max worked for a time in the ski resorts of New Zealand. Max has now come to Zermatt to manage the Stoked Boot Fitting Department where the clients of Stoked are benefitting from his professional knowledge and expertise.
Max loves to share his knowledge of boot fitting with his clients so that they will have a safe and enjoyable time in the mountains, happy in the knowledge of having correctly fitted footwear.
Max is married to Tash and they have a young dog Ellie, together they all enjoy relaxing and spending time together in the beautiful town and mountains of Zermatt.
Max looks forward to getting your feet stoked!