How to prevent shin bruising while skiing If you are in the situation where you are on holiday and have already bruised your skins skiing then you can buy shin protector pads. These stick to your shin and provide some cushion and relief. Visit a qualified ski boot fitter. Start with the lower cuff buckle first. Once it’s secured, put forward pressure on your shins to flex the boot forward. This will allow your heel to slide back into the correct position and.