Salomon X Max 100
Only used for one trip, but performed well from the off. A good all-mountain stiffness, they felt secure, reasonably light and pretty comfy over long days (even during hikes). Moulding seemed a good fit, but nice to know there is the option to modify for free if needed (going to have to wait for a harder ski).
05 March 2014
although fitted for these boots, i had to return them and was refitted for atomic boots which where more comfortable
28 February 2014
Great Ski boots
These ski boots are perfect for the advancing intermediate skier. There custom shell and liner means it can be shaped to your foot. They are a great responsive boot which allow you to feel the ski beneath. This means you can be ripping turns all day long and without pain. These have a great balance between comfort and performance.
The advantage of the custom shell means that if any sore points do arise you can easily get them re-moulded.
I love my boots and I'm sure you will too!
25 February 2014
Excellent buy if you take advantage of price match
Boots were slightly uncomfortable straight out of the box, however after the Custom Shell moulding they fitted like a glove. Worth remembering that your boots inner lining will decompress after use so should feel a tad more tight when going for your fitting. Also got Â£90 off the RRP as S&R do price match after you leave the store. Very good instore boot fitting and thoroughly recommended/essential if you're buying ski boots for first time.
24 February 2014
Brilliant boot for narrow feet with high arches!
The X-Max 100 is a very narrow shell; narrow heal width and forefoot. With my own orthotic inserts I found the shell really supportive to my high arch and did not require any 'blowing' of the boot at all on fitting.
Worth wearing in the house for a few days as the fit is really snug and you need to be used to this when finally clipping in.
On snow the flex is really progressive: probably more a '90 in comparison to the '100 flex Nordica boots I was using. This and the really close fit have made a real difference to the my control both on and, particularly, off piste. Transmission of power is very sure so you feel more in control.
24 February 2014
Great all round boot
This product is great if you are looking to move to a more stiff boot. It is very comfortable without forsaking the transition of foot movement to ski movement. Being a snowboarder this was a perfect step into the world of Skiing for myself.
03 February 2014
Great boots & custom fitting
I have odd sized feet ( - who doesn't?!) and have always had trouble getting boots to fit at the resorts, usually changing them at least twice.
These are the first boots I've ever bought so I took Becky's advice and paid the extra to have them Custom fitted. What an investment! Great quality, SO snug & comfortable, and gave me increased confidence skiing.
21 January 2014
On the whole a good, great looking boot, but did cause discomfort
This product would have received 5* but due to the left boot causing brushing and swelling from the top of the left foot and a few inches up the shin after my first day of use, it spoilt my weeks skiing as I was in discomfort to put any speed down and general skiing etc.
This being said, the right boot was perfect so I am unsure if it's a fault with the boot I've purchased or the boot needed breaking in. I will have to try it out again and see if the problem persists.
Before the bruising, these boots were the most comfortable I've had in the last 10 years, they look great and would recommend to anyone who has experience skiing and likes to go that bit faster.
15 January 2014