5 OF OUR FAVOURITE SKI BOOTS FOR 2019

05/09/18

5 OF OUR FAVOURITE SKI BOOTS FOR 2019

Whether you prefer backcountry touring, lapping the park or cruising down the piste any ski boots that improve your comfort, endurance or performance are welcome.

For a few seasons manufacturers have worked on improving the custom fitting process, but the focus now is combing this with lighter weight designs, using knowledge borrowed from the tour and backcountry segments.

We've a huge choice, but here are five highlights to get you started.

Salomon

Men's S/Max 120

  • Flex 120
  • Last Width 98-104mm
  • Power Strap 45mm
  • Custom Liner yes
  • Custom Shell yes

The S/Max is Salomon’s narrower fitting, race inspired line. Using the new Custom Shell HD means the boot can be fully customised in just 10 minutes, from the start of heating to taking the boot back off when it’s cooled! The Core Frame design increases the agility and precision, whilst reducing the weight; a seamless liner improves this further.

Calf: slim-medium Ankle: narrow Instep: low-medium Forefoot: medium Toe Shape: round Overall: low-medium

Atomic

Women's Hawx Prime 95 W

  • Flex 95
  • Last Width 100-106mm
  • Power Strap 35mm
  • Custom Liner yes
  • Custom Shell yes

The latest Hawx Prime incarnation takes the lightness, power and sensitivity of the super-successful Hawx Ultra models and brings it to a medium fit. Prolite is the key, this new construction is more streamlined, more customisable and more sensitive, meaning less effort is required for increased feel.

Memory Fit ensures the shell, cuff and liner are personalised to the skier, with tuning possible to the geometry for the perfect set up. This is sure to be one of the big successes of winter 2018/19.

Calf: medium-wide Ankle: medium Instep: medium-high Forefoot: medium Toe Shape: round Overall: medium

Head

Nexo LYT 110 G

Head Nexo LYT 110 G
  • Flex 110
  • Last Width 100mm
  • Power Strap 40mm
  • Custom Liner yes
  • Custom Shell yes

Lightweight has never performed so well. This new boot from Head features a variety of new technologies and design, focusing on making the boot lighter but more responsive. The Smart Frame Shell construction improves rebound and saves weight, and with the 110 G model infuses ultra-hard yet super-light Graphene to the build, boosting the performance.

The custom fitting comes from the Form Fit shell and the new, and very clever, Liquid Fit system that allows for a flexible material to be injected where needed to specific zones in the liner, increasing heel retention.

Calf: medium-wide Ankle: medium Instep: medium-high Forefoot: medium Toe Shape: round Overall: medium-high

Nordica

Promachine 95W

  • Flex 95
  • Last Width 98mm
  • Power Strap 35mm
  • Custom Liner yes
  • Custom Shell yes

Nordica’s newest addition to the 'machine family' are noticeably light when you pick them up, men’s = 1810g ½ pair, women’s = 1790g ½ pair, thanks to the designers work to drop grams wherever possible without affecting performance.

The 98mm last is slim without being tight and is easily customisable using the clever Infrared Technology. The overall feel is a boot that is light with fantastic ski control and no loss of power.

Calf: medium Ankle: narrow Instep: low-medium Forefoot: narrow-medium Toe Shape: round Overall: low

Dalbello

DS 120

  • Flex 120
  • Last Width 100mm
  • Power Strap 40mm
  • Custom Liner yes
  • Custom Shell yes

The DS is a range of boots that cover different last sizes but which all focus on saving weight and boosting performance.

The key is the Power Cage that ensures the precise power transmission without adding weight. This firm cage provides the structure and strength that allows a softer plastic to sit close to the foot, enveloping it and creating a boot that is both light and very easy to get in and out of.

Calf: medium-wide Ankle: medium Instep: medium Forefoot: medium-wide Toe Shape: round Overall: medium

For more info about ski boots have a look at our ski boot buying guide or drop into one of our stores.

Posted by: Andy J Tagged as: Skiing,Ski Equipment,Ski Boots