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- Dalbello DS AX 90 GW Ski Boots
- Tecnica Machsport MV 85 Ski Boots Women's · 2022
- Dalbello Panterra 90 Gw Ski Boots
- Atomic Hawx Prime 100 Ski Boots · 2022
- Dalbello Panterra 100 Gw Ski Boots
- Rossignol Speed 80 Ski Boots
- Dalbello DS MX 80 Gw Women's
- Head Nexo Lyt 100 Ski Boots Women's
- Head Nexo Lyt 100 Ski Boots
- Tecnica Mach Sport MV 75 Ski Boots Women's
Dalbello DS AX 90 GW Ski Boots
A great boot from Dalbello, one of the best manufacturers in the business. These are made in Italy and are very comfortable with GripWalk soles and a shell that can be anatomically molded to fit the shape of your foot very easily and quickly. The width of this boot is 102mm so it is for someone with a medium-wide foot. The flex rating on this is great for a growing beginner/intermediate that enjoys lasting comfort throughout the day.
Tecnica Machsport MV 85 Ski Boots Women's · 2022
Fantastic option for resort skiing with a midrange flex perfect for advanced skiers. Has a nice lateral flex and responsive feel that allows you to really drive into the boot and attack the mountain.
Great for resort skiing with good comfort and stability for the intermediate to advanced skier. Jack-of-all-trades boot.
Nice responsive feel for comfort and performance all day.
Dalbello Panterra 90 Gw Ski Boots
With a 90 flex and 100-102 last these boots are the perfect blend of comfort and performance! The powercage design reduces weight while still keeping the boot strand and stable to easily control the skis. The variable sole with canting angle and adjustable cuff volume design makes these skis easy to adjust to your feet. With grip walk soles and included walk mode these will be extremely comfortable to walk around the resort or local hill!
The gripwalk sole combined with the walk mode make these great to get around in, but you will love them when you are heading downhill in comfort.
Atomic Hawx Prime 100 Ski Boots · 2022
Anyone wanting to escape the long line nightmare at the rental counter and invest in a superb boot for all-mountain skiing. This boot focuses on shedding the weight by starting with the slimmest possible profile and then building up reinforcement in key zones around the foot like the energetic backbone at the heel, and extra cushioning at the tongue and toe box. This one is ideal for lighter-weighing skiers and those who like to get rad in the air at the park.
The Hawx 100 is an all-mountain ski boot perfect for the intermediate skier with a medium build! The Thermo moldable liner will ensure that you can get the perfect fit with an easy heat mold appointment at your local shop. These boots are comfortable and manageable to ensure that an intermediate skier gets the most out of every day without any foot discomfort!
Dalbello Panterra 100 Gw Ski Boots
The three-piece (aka cabrio) design allows for really consistent flex throughout the entire range of motion as you apply pressure to the front of your boot. It also makes for a really comfortable boot. A regular boot will be made of 2 pieces, the lower "shoe" and the bootcuff, whereas this design has the lower "shoe", a partial cuff around the back of your calf and ankle, and a plastic tongue piece, which really makes these boots adjustable. In boots, adjustability = comfort. These also have a walk mode, which makes the boot flex/hinge very easily when you are walking around in the ski lodge or to the parking lot.
100 flex is perfect for intermediate to advanced skiers! It has a walk mode to make life easier when you aren't skiing. Great 4 buckle design for precision and power! Micro adjustment on the buckles. 100-102 width for average feet.
All-mountain skiing with comfort - great liner and 4 buckle construction will give you good control on the hill!
Rossignol Speed 80 Ski Boots
Being the best overall blend between performance, functionality in form fitting your particular foot anatomy, and cloud like comfort when you step into those heat moldable liners. Very wide and roomy inside these will be very comfortable on the foot for all day riding when you're first starting out. Very adjustable on the flex - can +/- 10 points to that baseline 80 index to ensure they are the perfect fit for YOU!
This is more of a beginner boot, it has a bit of a softer flex - this means it will feel more comfortable and forgiving (closer to a rental boot). They won't give you as much range for improvement but it will be fantastic for allowing you to progress and build good habits!
Dalbello DS MX 80 Gw Women's
The DS MX 80 GW is a comfortable, low volume boot that runs a bit narrower than other boots; which is great for smaller feet. The Hyperlite material works to reduce the weight and make skiing more enjoyable on and off the slopes. The easy in and out make getting the boot off at the end of the day a breeze and make getting in comfortable and streamlined. Its 2 piece architecture is a traditional overlap design and offers precise control and great energy transference from boot to binding to ski.
Head Nexo Lyt 100 Ski Boots Women's
The Nexo Lyt's are a great boot for those that are getting into the sport but want to push their skills to the next level. With fully customizable liners and shells, these boots will provide the skier with all-day comfort and don't skimp on precision when transferring power into your turn as you can adjust the boot to be stiffer or softer depending on conditions and mood.
Adjustable flex, Heat moldable liners, adjustable buckles and a soft, warm liner that could easily accommodate some heaters as well! These are made with lightweight yet strong materials which adds great performance and makes long days and the walks to the car so much better!
This is an awesome boot for an upper intermediate skier with an average width foot who wants performance but doesn't want to sacrifice comfort. Head boots come with a moldable liner and are very highly regarded!
Head Nexo Lyt 100 Ski Boots
A perfect boot for all-mountain adventures. At 100 flex it is a perfect boot for an intermediate-advanced skier looking for a smooth skiing and a comfortable boot. Advanced skiers will find this boot stiff enough to really get the extra "umph" into their turns and keep them out of the back seat, while intermediates will appreciate the comfort and easy buckle system.
100 flex is a great blend of performance of comfort. Stiff enough for good control but with a forgiving nature. Heat moldable liner is great for getting the boot even more dialed in and getting that perfect fit. Micro-adjustable buckles and power strap also help get that perfect fit every time.
The strong yet lightweight Graphene shell makes for a smooth progressive flex with a powerful responsive feel! Best part of these is the flex can be adjusted slightly to be stiffer or softer so no matter how much you improve these boots can keep up with you!
Tecnica Mach Sport MV 75 Ski Boots Women's
The Tecnica Mach Sport 75 is a comfortable boot built for beginner skiers. It has a softer flex, so it's a really forgiving boot that won't push the skiers around if they run into variable snow but will still give them plenty of control. Tecnica has a great out of the box fit. They use one of the most anatomically accurate molds in the industry.
Good boot for people who want a comfortable fit with performance to last all day on the mountain. The last is 100 mm so it will fit most average foot widths. The cuff is specially designed for women so that it will be more comfortable as well.
Dalbello DS MX 75 Ski Boots Men's · 2023
Anyone that prioritizes comfort when they're first starting out! The DS super liner hugs your foot with plush comfort and the 2-piece Hyperlite shell design offers a consistent and a reliable flex that powers a good energy transmission into the bindings.
Fischer Ranger Free 100 Walk Ski Boots
A great all mountain go everywhere performance boot with great comfort and a great walk feature for getting around easier when your not on your skis.
All mountain skiing. Going anywhere and everywhere on the mountain.
Lange SX Elite Ski Boots Women's
I love Lange boots, especially if you're looking for something easy to spend the day in. They put you in a more upright stance, so you're stressing your quads less just standing up. These have a pretty standard comfort-fit last, so your feet will be warm and comfortable all day. These have a really nice flex that will give you plenty of control without pushing you around in variable snow.
A lightweight performance driven boot! They have the wider 102mm last width as well with a focus on warmth and comfort for fun and comfortable long days on the mountain! Adjustable buckles and women's specific contour and fit allow for a precise and powerful fit!
Lange LX 120 Ski Boots Men's
A slightly higher end option. Designed for medium-wide feet. Zero heel lift, locked in feel, incredibly high performing boot with race heritage.
Great 120 flex boot from Lange that combines performance and comfort. 102mm last designed for medium-wide feet.
This is a great high performance option from Lange. This is more on the comfort side than the performance side.
Atomic Hawx Ultra 95 S Ski Boots Women's
A great choice for all-mountain skiing with a medium flex and an ultra-lightweight shell that doesn't lack the support to get in some punchy turns! These boots have a great true-to-size fit with 3M Thinsulate to keep your feet dry and warm all day on the hill. there is 13 degrees of forward motion in these boots and they have a bit more of a narrow last at 98mm. These boots can also take GripWalk soles if you eventually wanted to add those to the boot it would be just a few simple adjustments on your bindings. The liners can even be molded for a better, more comfortable fit!
A middle-tier boot that is performance-driven but won't break the bank. Optimal flex and fit for intermediate to advanced level. With a 95 flex it will allow you to maximize control while not giving up comfort. Durable metal components and rubberized soles are an added bonus!
Lange LX 80 Ski Boots Women's · 2022
This boot features a moderate 80 flex perfect for intermediate skiers. They have a dual core shell and cuff construction, and Lange's dual 3D performance liner with Thinsulate insulation. Lange's 102mm last isn't over-the-top high volume like some wide fits, which allows for skiing in comfort while continuing to progress day after day.
Atomic Hawx Prime 95 W Ski Boots Women's· 2022
One of Atomic's best-selling boots for the intermediate skier with and medium foot volume. With a memory fit liner and adaptive cuff system, these boots are comfortable yet provide the stiffness for intermediate riders to control their skis with ease!
Dalbello Women's DS MX 65 Ski Boots · 2023
Salomon Select Hv70 Ski Boots Women's · 2022
Recommended for intermediate skiers looking for a warm and comfortable boot! They have a wide last (width) and are considered a high volume boot for skiers with wide feet. Micro adjustable buckles to get that perfect fit right out of the box. They also have a large tongue for easy entry/exit.
Wider feet and people who want more comfort. Micro-adjustable buckles help you dial in a perfect fit and a "My Instant Comfort Fit" liner will adapt to your foot without having to go to a specialized boot-fitter.
Fischer My Ranger ONE 110 Ski Boots
More of an intermediate to advanced ski boot with a fairly aggressive 110 flex. A really solid boot for a great price. Lightweight and stiff for more aggressive skiing. This boot was designed for lady freeriders looking for a boot to ski hard in. It comes with a walk mode so it's comfortable to walk in and is lightweight so it will keep you feeling light on your feet and skiing hard all day long. The liner is designed specifically for women's feet and calves and the primaloft insulation help keeps you warm.
These boots are a crazy value! You get all the right features you need in this boot to stay comfortable all day. 101mm lasts for a bit more width and a walk mode that is going to add so much comfort when you are booting up at the car and have a long journey across the parking lot to the first chair. GripWalk is another significant feature that will keep you walking safe and sound when you're on ice or have some distance to cover.
This boot is designed for skiing the whole mountain. At 110 flex, it will be best suited for an advanced level skier. This is a really good, wider boot that can be adjusted to fit a variety of foot widths. A great option if comfort is a priority for you (It sure is for me). Comfortable, warm, and easy to take on and off.
Rossignol Pure Comfort 60 Ski Boots
60 flex makes these boots ideal for beginners. The wide last accommodates all widths of feet, and the heat moldable liner allows you to form the boot to your feet to get the ideal fit!
Intermediate skiers who put comfort over performance. These boots have a limit, but they are very comfortable, and can take whatever most intermediate skiers are capable of!
Roxa Rfit W 75 Gw Ski Boots Women's · 2022
With a female specific fit, adjustable cuff, and gripwalk soles, this boot has some features normally reserved for more expensive, higher-end boots. Great intermediate flex in a warm boot that is very comfortable and form fitting.
Salomon X Access 70 Wide Ski Boots
Beginners/first boots. This has a 104mm last which is a relaxed comfortable width designed for wider feet. It also comes with a calf adjuster for wider capacity and broader range of fit for most leg shapes. The 70 flex is rated for beginners but comes in at a medium/soft, so you still get good energy transfer to the ski! There aren't many downsides to this unless you have an exceptionally narrow foot!
These are a nice light construction in a wide and high volume boot. 70 flex is also a nice and soft flex that is very forgiving. These have a calf adjuster as well to be able to accommodate a wide variety of calf sizes (so a great option for his wider calfs). And though they are a soft boot they still have decent power transfer to help drive those skis.
With a wide 104mm last width to accommodate wider feet and an adjustable calf width as well for a comfortable fit from the top to bottom of your boots. The 70 flex is pretty soft so it'll take little input to get those skis turning and will help you work on keeping forward pressure in the boots for the best control.
Lange RX 90 Ski Boots Women's
These have an adjustable shell design to allow added room and flexibility in the calf region. A softer flex and medium width allows for comfort and performance. A warm and cushy liner along with an adjustable calf feature I think would make these super comfy for you!
With a 100mm last, this boot is perfect for those with an average foot width. With a dual progressive flex, these boots will have a stiffer reaction the harder you want to ski, making them perfect for those that don't go full throttle all the time.
Lange LX 80 W Ski Boots Women's
The Lange LX is a great option for comfort and performance over time. The 80 flex is forgiving but will still work well as you progress with your skiing ability. Women's specific comfort is the name of the game with this boot. The cuff is designed for women to accommodate even shin pressure over a larger area with a tulip-shaped calf area that caters to the shape of women's bodies. Honestly, it is an amazing option for jumping out of rentals and getting into a boot that is accessible for you as a skier.
THese are a slightly wider boot with the focus more on comfort over hard charging performance so these support a more relaxed skiing style well! The 80 flex is a little softer so they respond with minimal input from flexing those boots for easy control!
Nordica Speedmachine 75 Ski Boots Women's
The Nordica Speedmachine 75 boots are recommended for beginning to intermediate skiers. This is a non-aggressive, comfortable, and warm boot. It will take you into advanced terrain, but is a bit soft for regular expert skiing. This is a good intermediate-level boot with a medium-soft flex and comfy liner.
Salomon QST Access 70t Ski Boots
Just like the adult model, these offer insane comfort for the long days on the mountain while the 70 flex is enough to give quick response and strong performance without being uncomfortable stiff and unforgiving. These also have a slightly wider fit for even more added comfort! (still snug like a ski boot, just a more relaxed fit)
Atomic Hawx Ultra 85 Ski Boots Women's
Good for carving and sliding turns, being comfortable in the lift lines and on the lift. Highly adjustable shell and pre-shaped inner liner makes adjustment and break-in easy. This boot will drive your Experience skis with ease and help you have a better time skiing than ever.
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