Salomon X Max 100
Great fitting boots for narrow ankles
I bought these to replace some 10-yr old boots that I felt just weren't that good... and I was right to do so, they're a huge improvement and have really improved my skiing in just a few days.
I have quite narrow ankles and never felt boots held my ankles securely enough - my feet always seemed to move around in the boots when I hit difficult terrain/conditions - so I tried on 4-5 pairs of different boots in S+R and found these had quite a different fit to the others, really gripping my ankle/lower leg in a way none of the others did.
I also went half a size smaller than the measurement recommended as they seemed to give a really snug fit, and with all the thermo-fitting adjustments it hasn't led to any discomfort at all, so would recommend just seeing what the next size down are like before buying.
14 April 2014
Great comfort fit and stability
The boot fits comfortably but provides stable rigidity for confident skiing. The custom fit shell enabled a shortened process for the customs fitting of the boot but without compromising a great result. So far I have had no discomfort at all from 2 full days of skiing.
08 April 2014
My first mouldable, and most comfortable, ski boot ever
Coming back to skiing after six years on the darkside (boarding), I needed a boot that would kill my bad memories of excruciatingly painful ski boots. Having size nine extra wide feet had always meant that my ski boots were either too long, meaning I could lift my heel, or if the right length, the boots were too narrow causing crushed and numb feet. Bought a pair of these, and had them heat moulded in the shop - FIXED THAT!. Just had the most comfortable and enjoyable week's skiing ever!.
07 April 2014
Great boots, great service
My first pair of ski boots, really very pleased with them though would be unfair to make specific reviews on performance as I'm not experienced enough to compare. Comfortable around leg, no issues with circulation, they perform better than I do!
I bought the boots at Covent Garden store, staff were very patient with me asking questions, tried several boots and this one on two sizes before buying. (And honoured the price match)
Also had fitted soles made, but found them a little too harsh in my foot arches when skiing. Went back to Brighton store, (more local) who refitted the boots for me with an alternative insole, refunded difference and generally gave excellent service.
Can't fault Snow and Rock, looking forward to skiing the boots again.
28 March 2014
They improve your skiing
After too many ordinary hire boots I headed for S & R, bought and had these boots fitted with comfy custom soles (well worth Â£67) and returned 3 more times for minor adjustments to pressure points. Then 4 days skiing last week in the Trois Vallees - the boots were superb and I suffered no rubbing or discomfort at all. My carved turns on and off-piste improved by 25 % having boots that really fitted properly. Easy to walk in too (heading to lifts/apres ski). Not that I tried them on the tables at Ronnies. Grab them while they're still on offer.
26 March 2014
Best Boot ever
best boot I've skied in in 20 years. bit tight first day following custom fit but then like slippers!
24 March 2014
good value better than hiring pays off quick
good utility boots, great flex and comfoirt vs performamce
10 March 2014
Great fit and comfortable
Moved up from Salomon Performa 7's and the fit process S&R on the Wirral was great. The fitter listened to where I was coming from and measured my foot, and commented that I had narrow heels, and proposed two boots Lange and Salomon. The X100 fitted better around the heel and shin, and once moulded was extremely comfortable and very light. Haven't used in anger on the piste but should be good and help to improve my technique. Overall great service at S&R Wirral and the guarantee gives me confidence that if anything needs changing it won't be a problem.
08 March 2014