If the shoe fits
Fabian Stiepel is a professional shoe-fitter. Together with racing service manager Hans Hofer and material expert Manfred Rogetzer, he's part of the "magic triangle of winter sports" at Bründl.
When others are standing on the podium, Fabian has already climbed down – into the basement of the Flagshipstore. As part of the racing service team at Bründl Sports, he makes sure that skiers of all classes wear boots that fit like a glove so that they can transfer their full force to the skis.
You can have the fastest and most expensive skis but if your boots don’t fit, you can throw them away.
He’s taught himself many tricks of the trade during his apprenticeship in professional sports sales; even if his early “surgical” experiments have ruined a pair of boots or two. Later, he sought to refine his knowledge: on the manufacturers’ side in Italy, at a shoe-fitter’s in the United States, and with a master’s course in education.