Salomon – X Max 120
Salomon’s X Max 120 are that rarest of beasts in the ski boot world: a boot that blends razor-sharp performance and precision with all-day comfort and superior cushioning. The trick to the latter hinges upon the excellent 360′ custom shell fit and bootfitters’ favourite 3D custom fit racer liner ‘ heat moulding allows the 98mm last to expand up to 104mm to accommodate even the weirdest and widest feet out there. The shell is made of a mix of different types of plastic ‘ Polyurethane in the upper with Polyamide injected into the chassis ‘ as well as ‘Twinframe2’ tech to optimise stiffness where it matters for power transmission without compromising comfort and ease of entry. The oversized 24mm cuff pivots further enhance power transmission, capable of taking all the torque you can throw at them edging on hard snow. Removable heel and toe pads on the sole are a nice touch too: they’re easy to replace when worn out, extending the life of the boot. The quality and performance of the whole package really becomes apparent on snow. The 120 flex is perfect for skiing hard and fast: supportive and accurate on those fresh groomers, but with just enough forgiveness and cushioning to save your shins from abuse when the bumps build up in the afternoon ‘ or when you take the table during the apr’s-ski dance-off.