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 is married to Annette, an English lady. Together they have a young daughter Elodie who is almost ready to ski for the first time!
Michael looks forward to getting your feet stoked!