Salomon X Max 120
Excellent product. Great fit and support. Fitting process was very smooth and service was excellent.
18 February 2014
Works for me
I was pleased to see Steve Redgrave using the same boots on "the jump". I got these fitted in the shop....I was surprised how uncomfortable they were for the first day and took out the custom sole on the mountains...which made life easier (bearable). After a day of wear, I then put the custom insert back in and everything fitted as it should have done in the shop - maybe they needed a little breaking in. Once these boots have been cooked for you, they should be fine. Remember your foot swells slightly at altitude and due to apres ski....I wondered if I should have got fitted in resort when I had that bad first day.... Fortunately after a worrying first day, they broke in and started to feel much better. They seem slightly softer than the 120 flex suggests and the white graphics are pretty sharp. They come up large so consider taking the size lower...I'm 28.5 normally but mine are 28's.
17 February 2014
Felt tight to start, but once skiing gave control and feeling that were missing from previous Nordica Beast 100s. Perhaps not the warmest of boot though - friends did not seem to feel the cold to the same extent.
13 February 2014
Great fit and performance
Durable and incredibly comfortable from the word go. I have been a Salomon convert for 8 years now. Tough to beat for fit and feel.
04 February 2014
I've been ski-ing regularly since I was a kid in the mid 70s, have done some racing and have reached a standard similar to most in-resort ski guides. These boots performed very well during 4 solid days of on and off piste ski-ing last week. The boots fit my feet very well, especially with the custom foot beds (get them) and allow excellent feel and accurate control of the skis. I know from experience that the primary need is a boot that does not disable you with pain: a nice feature was not having shin pain. Some further adjustment will be needed for my ankles, but overall I think that after many years and owning many boots, I have finally found a boot that can give the performance I want at the cost of minimal discomfort.
01 February 2014
Excellent boot for advanced/ expert if you don't want to spend Â£400+
A high quality boot that can be worn all day, is just as comfortable for cruising blue/reds as it is hammering blacks and off piste, stiff enough to give full control, without having to crank up so tight you lose the feeling in your toes in order to get the stiffness and control needed ( trust me, I have raced before and that is not a pleasant feeling!).
23 December 2013
Great performance, great shop assistance
I was one day away from leaving for a race camp and needed new boots. I went to my local snow and rock and was immediately helped b a shop assistant called George. I explained what I was looking for and he foud me the appropriate boot and set about fitting my feet for the custom shell and foot beds. When all was finished in store the boots felt comfortable altbeit tight but I was assured the boots would bed in to fit me well. I did not have to wait long to experience this. The first day on the pistes I had never worn boots that fitted so well and were so responsive. I shaved much time of my runs and set myself up for a good position on my team fo rthe years to come. THe boot was light, stiff, comfortable and looked great and I will definitely be returning to Snow and Rock for advice and equipment. Flawless.
12 August 2013
very comfortable performance boot. Not to stiff so you can play in the moguls with ease as well.
18 March 2013