Curated experts make thousands of recommendations to skiers every season taking into account key factors, such as skill level, preferred terrain, and skiing style. This list brings together their most recommended ski boots under $400. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Don't forget to chat with a Ski Expert here on Curated for free, personalized advice and recommendations on finding the best boots for your needs.
- Dalbello DS MX 90 GW Ski Boots · 2023
- Dalbello DS MX 80 GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
- Dalbello DS MX 75 Ski Boots · 2023
- Head Edge LYT 90 Ski Boots · 2023
- Salomon Select 80 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
- Fischer RC One X 85 Ski Boots · Women's · 2022
- Rossignol Allspeed 100 Ski Boots · 2022
- Dalbello DS MX 65 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
- K2 BFC 80 Ski Boots · 2023
- Rossignol Pure Comfort 60 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Dalbello DS MX 90 GW Ski Boots · 2023
Great choice for skiers hoping to improve their technique. Lightweight, easy to step into, and has GripWalk soles for easy walking to and from the car or the lodge. Good for a newer skier who is hoping to get to intermediate level gear. Still a comfortable boot with a 104mm last so you won't have to worry about aching feet.
With a 104 last this is great for a wider foot and has a heat-moldable liner to make this a super comfortable boot. Great for all-mountain skiing, they have a 90 flex that's a little softer allowing for a lot more forgiveness. With that heat-moldable liner you can get it customized to your foot.
Dalbello makes high-quality boots that are known to last a long time. These ones come with four buckles and a Velcro strap up top to get a perfect fit. A wider fit makes these comfortable too.
Dalbello DS MX 80 GW Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
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.
Dalbello DS MX 75 Ski Boots · 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.
Head Edge LYT 90 Ski Boots · 2023
These are the perfect ski boot for the ambitious intermediate. They are high-quality boots that won't break the bank, and will last you forever. They come in a progressive 90 flex that is reactive and elastic. The more pressure you apply, the stiffer the flex will get. This will give your turns more power than ever!
Featuring Form Fit technology, this boot can also be heat molded to gain more space if required. A graphene infused shell that has very thin shell walls, gives a responsive flex and nearly unmatched weight to power capacity!
Salomon Select 80 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Meant for someone with a medium-wide forefoot (slightly wider than average) and provides extra space and comfort in the calf volume meant for a medium calf. The high-volume fit is made for high instep and helps deep with any uncomfortable spots in the boot. The auto stretch foam liner is meant to contour to any foot.
Fischer RC One X 85 Ski Boots · Women's · 2022
A great all-around boot for skiing those groomers and mixing it up in the soft stuff occasionally. Balanced flex and quality liner make it a great fitting boot that is responsive and supportive. Recommended for moderate skiers looking to develop their skills, or just happy with where they are and those enjoying days on the slopes that are often fun cruisers, but also jumping into some mixed snow and terrain from time to time.
Rossignol Allspeed 100 Ski Boots · 2022
This boot has a comfort fit designed for wider feet with a last of 102mm. Great intermediate to advanced boot that will be great all day!!
All conditions, intermediate flex, better for a little bit wider feet with a 102mm width.
Dalbello DS MX 65 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
K2 BFC 80 Ski Boots · 2023
SUUUUUPER killer new line from K2! BFC stands for built for comfort and I can confirm that they are! They're an insanely comfortable boot that is still geared toward performance! These don't have a walk mode, but they're a very comfortable boot and that does not exclude walking to the chairs from the parking lot!
An 80 flex is very forgiving, allows for maximum comfort and performance on the slopes. A great choice for someone looking to get a good deal on a boot, these are an awesome option. Grip walk soles and a cushfit comfort liner to really seal the deal here!
Rossignol Pure Comfort 60 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
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!
Salomon Select 90 Ski Boots · 2023
The S/Pro line are fantastic boots that fit a variety of foot shapes right out of the box, making them a great choice for intermediate skiers looking for something comfortable but with good performance. 90 flex is solid without being overbearing and the new 2022 model is lighter than ever before.
Head Edge LYT 70 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
A 70 flex index is a perfect blend of performance and comfort for a new skier. 100 last is great for average size feet. Fleece liner helps keep your feet warm even if it get a bit chilly out. A heat moldable liner allows you to get that custom fit, thus adding to comfort and performance. An easy step in makes getting the boot on and off that much easier. This is an excellent boot to get you started and will be at your side as you progress and find your self exploring more of the mountain.
The bottom 3 buckles give great retention to the skier, while the top buckle has a sliding buckle ladder to accommodate for the calf muscle if it attaches lower - a common difference between women and men's anatomy. The result is a boot that still gives a snug fit, but isn't constricting the leg or cutting off circulation.
Has a women's specific Perfect Fit HD liner that'll make you feel like you're walking on clouds!! Also heat moldable like the other pair which means you can adapt them exactly to your foot shape and size. Did I mention ultra warm? Never worry about damp feet ever again!
Tecnica Mach Sport HV 85 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2022
The intermediate skier who is looking for a comfortable boot that will allow them to progress quickly onto more difficult terrain. This boot is also built for comfort and will not give your feet any fits!
This is a great boot to ski in all sorts of conditions, it is stiff enough to help you progress, but also comfortable for slow and steady runs.
If your foot is wide you will love the volume and comfort of this boot. Great for a day exploring the resort!
Salomon S/Pro HV 80 IC Ski Boots · Women's · 2021
The 80 flex is an accessible stiffness that is accessible and provides good comfort. Built out of light weight material this boot is light to keep you skiing hard all day. The liner features Salomons instant fit technology for comfort and the dual inserts on either side make this boot a breeze to step in and out of. Alpine ISO 5355 certified to fit into most standard alpine bindngs.
Fischer Ranger Free 100 Walk Ski Boots · 2019
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.
Head Edge LYT 60 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
Specifically designed for beginner skiers with a wonderfully soft 60 flex, this is an incredibly cozy and warm boot that prioritizes comfort fitting that translates into a real pleasant riding experience. 100mm last size for an average foot, this one is designed with a women's-specific shell that holds a sport-frame footbed with a fully customizable PerfectFit liner. Form-fitted with a Duo progressive flex pattern, these can dial in your EXACT fit with an adjuster dial on the back of the boot spine that can actually make these boots softer or stiffer. On top of that it has four micro-adjustable alloy buckles and one macro super ratchet to find that ideal fit and lock it in.
Salomon Select HV 70 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
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.
Roxa R/Fit 100 Ski Boots · 2022
Great all-mountain boot meant for wider feet. They have that more flex feel in the calf so they won't be super tight throughout the day. Intermediate to advanced boot. They have slip resistant soles for when you are walking on an icy sidewalk or parking lot.
Salomon QST Access 70 Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
These Salomon QST Access 70 boots are best for those who are in need of a slightly wider fit with more focus on comfort or performance. They are perfect to keep you warm and happy while working up to more advanced terrain. An oversized pivot point on the heel allows for a smooth, powerful flex as you push forward in these boots. To top it all off, they have a walk mode for more comfort when you're not on the snow!
Soft flex, heat moldable liners, rubber soles help walking to the lifts. Easy pull tab to help putting them on.
Fischer My RC Pro 80 XTR TS Ski Boots · Women's · 2020
A heat-moldable liner makes these incredibly comfortable. Designed for average width feet. Four micro-adjustable buckles and a power strap to dial in fit. 80 flex is going to be a little bit stiffer so it will give you better power transfer and more performance on the ski hill.
Comfort and ease so that you can have fun on the slopes.
All-mountain skiing. Beginning to intermediate skiers.
Lange XT3 90 Ski Boots · Women's · 2022
This boot is made to charge all over the mountain, no matter the condition with a Dual Core Light shell. Fitted with a Dual 3D Pro Liner that is 100% customizable! This boot will have you wanting to stay in the mountains all day! With a total of 53 degrees of motion, this will feel amazing when ascending or chilling out in the boot!
Someone with an average width foot, and does not want an extremely stiff boot.
Rossignol Alltrack Pro 100 Ski Boots · 2021
Fischer My Ranger One 110 PBV Ski Boots · Women's · 2020
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.
Atomic Hawx Magna 95 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2022
Asymmetric tongue and roomy toe box make for an easy in/out - they are a comfortable and forgiving boot that can slightly vary their flex depending on how aggressively you want to ski that day but they are slightly stiffer at this 90/95 pattern so choose these if you want to prioritize performance. Great sale on a boot that normally runs about $500!
Roxa R/Fit W 75 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.
Alpina R4.0 Ski Boots · 2023
These provide great comfort for a beginner skier and are easy to put on and take off with the rear entry design. Not very stiff to allow a beginner skier to get some flex out of the boot.
Very soft flex! These boots are the most affordable option available in your size! They're good for getting you out on the slopes in no time and saving you some $ in the process!
This will improve your comfort throughout the day!
Fischer Ranger One 105 Vacuum Walk Ski Boots · Women's · 2022
The Fischer Ranger ONE 105 is a fully customizable boot, made for advanced-expert level skiers. This boot also offers walk mode for more comfort walking around the lodge, parking lot, or booting up a sweet line.
Atomic Hawx Magna 85 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2023
The most notable features here: surprisingly lightweight construction, high quality materials, blend of comfort and performance, durable over time, reasonable price. Legendary Hawx feel and a mid-range flex will have you feeling great. Heat moldable liners.
A warm, comfortable and easy to put on boot that's ideal for an intermediate skier with a wider foot! These will be a great step up from rentals offering more performance without compromising comfort - especially on a cold day!
Head Nexo LYT 100 W Ski Boots · Women's · 2020
This is another great advanced ski boot for women! It will fit great out of the box and can be custom fitted and heat molded. It has a 100mm last so will feel very comfortable for average to slightly wide feet.
Aggressive skiing with a comfortable feel. The 100mm last will feel very good to averaged width feet.
A lightweight, high-performance option. If you have a need for speed, this is a great choice!
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