Correct translation of ski-boot

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Correct translation of ski-boot

I have checked with 3 different dictionaries i.e. Le Robert de Poche, Harrap’s Shorter French and English dictionary and Wordreference online. Each one defines ski boot as “après-ski” as opposed to “botte de neige” . 

Which is the correct response?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Alan, 

It depends what is meant by ski boot. If you mean the boot that fits into your ski  it will be ,

chaussure de ski.

But if you’re talking about the boot you wear around to walk in the snow it will be ,

chaussure/ botte après-ski.

Botte de neige is just a general term for any boots suitable for walkingin the snow.

Take a look at the following commercial site selling such items -

https://www.chaussures-apresski.com/

Hope this helps!

Correct translation of ski-boot

I have checked with 3 different dictionaries i.e. Le Robert de Poche, Harrap’s Shorter French and English dictionary and Wordreference online. Each one defines ski boot as “après-ski” as opposed to “botte de neige” . 

Which is the correct response?

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