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Atomic Hawx 120 2013

Find the best ski products, that adapt to your needs at snowinn. These boots have a raised, sewn seam on the top that runs around the perimeter of the toe box. Moc-toe boots encompass a wide range of footwear that share this one feature. Yesteryear’s work boots were simple, they were leather with lugged, rubber soles.

We felt that the customizing action was subtle but useful as a fine-tuning fit tool. We don’t know exactly how the Memolink plastic additive works (Atomic won’t say), but we are impressed with how well it skis. Ski Sizing can be tricky, thanks to a combination of the ever changing ski technology. It used to be that if you extended your arm upwards, you should be able to reach the tips of your skis. Then rocker technology came along, and, long story short, there’s way more room for preference and interpretation than ever before.

One of our first choices for intermediate or new-to-the-snow skiers, it provides enough stiffness to steer your skis without throwing you constantly in the back seat. Best suited for skiers of medium build and strength with wider feet who want to maximize the enjoyment factor of every moment they have on the snow – this is a boot that will let them do it. Timberland Pro’s Work Summit boot offers toe protection, electric hazard protection, is waterproof and blood-borne pathogen resistant. Despite the features and the rugged looks—we were surprised at how comfortable it is. The theme of flex and comfort continues with the insole and outsole, which are designed to absorb shock and return energy. Many super-soft outsoles can twist too much and lack support on uneven surfaces, this boots fiberglass shank prevents this, and it seems to work fairly well from the heel through the arch.

Built on a high-volume, 103 mm wide last and supported by the CAS fit system, the HV 110, with its slightly softer flex, delivers the perfect amount of power, comfort and control. Salomon S/Pro 100 – More geared towards intermediate skiers than the other boots on this list, the S/Pro 100 is a comfortable, lightweight option with a heat moldable shell. The thin walls are great for those that care about speed or fatigue, and the flex is smooth. It’s not the warmest option, but the performance is there.

With Power Shift you can adjust your forward lean and crank your flex index to 130 to fully suit you. Our revolutionary Sole Flex on the sole of the boot enhances your balance, underfoot feel and control. The new Memory Fit 3D Platinum liner with pre-shaped ankles provides an even better first fit. While the boot also features 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation to keep your feet warm and responsive in even the coldest, dampest conditions. Finished with a lighter build and optional WTR Grip Pads for easier walking, the Hawx Prime 120 is a seriously capable custom boot for strong all-mountain skiers. Rigid, powerful, light and comfortable- we rethought everything about how an alpine boot should feel and ski, and created the K2 Recon 130.

Atomic have also reduced the last of the boots down to 98mm, from 102 in the last model. This gives a much closer fit and put them on par with other manufactures offering race type ski boots. The DS Asolo Factory GW boot is the perfect boot for the expert on-piste skiers looking for a boot to match their abilities. Featuring My Fit technology offering a 100% customizable shell and liner system, tuned especially to your needs.

Mimic Gold liners with 3M Thinsulate insulation give an anatomic fit and secure foot hold thanks to the pre-shaped, thermoformable ankle and heel areas. 6000-series aluminum buckles and 35-millimeters hook-and-loop power straps provide a secure fit. All part of creating the legendary and responsive on-snow feel that all Atomic boots are known for.

Whether you’re a progressing intermediate exploring new runs and terrain, or an accomplished rider seeking new thrills, the majority of skiers and snowboarders fall into this level. Intermediate to advanced skis and snowboards may be somewhat wider or stiffer than beginner-intermediate skis and snowboards, usually cowboy hard hat osha with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Intermediate to advanced boots and bindings range from softer flexing freestyle options to stiffer choices built for stability at speed. Comfort, confidence, and performance—the Cruise 90 provides everything you need to unleash your potential.

It employs stiffer plastic along the spine of the shell, allowing for tons of lateral stability and a smooth flex. That, combined with an anatomical 98mm-last shell and 3D liner, that can be further customized using infrared heating, makes for incredibly responsive, precise turns and ample rebound. Wear the Promachine and get the power you demand with the comfort you desire.

They are light, and they keep you on your toes just walking the house; I stay forward on my skies. The other stand out aspect that I really like is the usability. I never like having to spend a ton of time figuring out my ski gear or getting it to work properly. The Hawx 120 cuts down on those issues, even with the more convoluted parts like the multiple clasps. You’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly, and once you do, you’ll see how it all works together.