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More Power With Less Effort

Lange's Shadow series marks a seismic shift from their trusted RX line, embracing a new era of ski boots. For over six decades, Lange has defined innovation and performance in the ski world since Bob Lange revolutionised skiing with the plastic ski boot in 1962. With the debut of the Shadow 130 LV and its boot family, Lange reshapes that legacy with an entirely reengineered design that's a game-changer in how it performs and fits.


Let’s dive into why we love the Lange Shadow and what benefits our experts have found for your skiing adventures. 

The Lange Shadow Stand-Out Features

At the heart of the Lange Shadow are two standout features: the Suspension Blade and the Dual Pivot. These features redefine how power is transmitted to the ski. 


The Suspension Blade, an interconnecting spine between the boot's cuff and scaffo (lower shell part), operates as a leverage point, transferring mechanical advantage to the skier without any bolts. 


Working hand-in-hand, the Dual Pivot ensures force is channeled through the boot sole, maximising power to the ski's tip.


These two systems create the Assisted Performance System. Inspires by carbon running shoes or mountain bike suspensions, this system is designed to be more intuitive. Which means it follows skiers in their movements allowing freedom to enjoy the pleasure of skiing without constraints. 


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Core System Benefits

• Enhanced leverage = more power with less effort


• Suspension absorption and vibration damping


• Increased rebound


• Consistent flex


Compared to its predecessor, the RX, it's a whole new experience. The Shadow's flex is noticeably sharper, responding instantly to even the slightest pressure on the boot's tongue. This agility might catch some off-guard initially, especially on tighter turns, but it's a dream on longer arcs and handles deep powder with remarkable precision, providing constant feedback on ski positioning.


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Improved Fit

The changes in fit by Lange for the Lange Shadow were spot-on - addressing concerns of the previous RX model. The Lange Shadow’s snugger heel pocket is a game-changer. The forefoot feels more streamlined compared to the RX, and the medial wall doesn’t press against those sensitive navicular and ankle bones like before.


There’s plenty of room in the instep, yet it doesn’t feel overly spacious, thanks to the redesigned liner’s clever shaping that strikes a balance, keeping you snug and comfy without that floating sensation.


Utilising their Dual Core plastic advantage, Lange crafts a boot that's not just powerful but also adept at absorbing vibrations. This season's lineup makes a clear distinction between all-mountain, frontside, and race lines.


The Shadow series caters to various flex options for both men and women, ensuring a tailored fit for every skier.


If this sounds like your perfect match, book an appointment with our in-store boot fitters. You'll be able to ask all the burning questions and learn more about this new technology first-hand (and from the experts).

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Taking the boot apart shows the Suspension Blade's simple yet effective construction, which is different from the norm in ski boot design. Its technology, while advanced, remains accessible for both ski shops and enthusiasts, promising effortless control and strong performance.


For those seeking a boot that redefines skiing dynamics with ease, Lange's Shadow series stands tall, delivering on its promise of a powerful, easily maneuverable alpine ski boot.

To get a firsthand look at this groundbreaking technology and discuss your ski boot needs with our gear specialists, book an appointment online at your nearest Snow+Rock store.


Our in-store team consists of passionate skiers, eager to share their experiences with the latest ski innovations. They're always thrilled to dive into conversations about skiing technology, so don't hesitate to reach out.


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