The distance between your boots can be established by your height. A skier over 6 feet tall may find that the boots need to be moved farther apart than the stock separation, whereas a skier shorter than 5 feet 9 inches may actually want the boots closer together than stock setup. Many skiers still think they need the heel of their front foot and the toe of their rear foot really close together. This isn’t always true, especially among people who are above average height with feet that are below average length. For these skiers, there may be a great deal of separation between the heel and toe. The major premise of spacing on your boots is that you want your feet far enough apart so you have a balanced and strong stance, but not so far apart that your knees don’t flex comfortably. A good rule of thumb to base your stance around is a 12-inch spread from the heel of your front boot to the heel of your rear boot. This is a good starting point for a skier of average height (somewhere in the range of 5 feet 10 inches). If you are shorter than 5 feet 10 inches, you may consider moving the boots a bit closer together. If you are taller than 5 feet 10 inches, you may consider spreading your boots a bit more.