Salomon X Max 90 W Review

October 7, 2013
Salomon X Max 90 W
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
71
Fit / Comfort
7
Lightweight
4
Power
4
Walk-ability
6
Versatility
5
Value
5

The Good

  • Soft and comfortable flex
  • Forgiving enough to wear all day
  • New custom fit shell

The Bad

  • Experts may find the boot too soft
  • Low cuff height a little short for taller women
THE VERDICT

Intermediate skiers will find this boot comfy and spacious—wide and roomy in the toe box and ankle and easy to flex through the turn. High-level advanced to expert skiers will find the 90 flex shell too mushy, but good thing Salomon also offers the boot in a more advanced 110 flex, the Salomon X Max 110 W.

FULL REVIEW

This is a forgiving, easy ride, suited for all types of frontside terrain. Intermediates can really grow into the boot and it’ll help push their skiing to the next level. A low cuff height and women’s specific heat-moldable shell offers a custom fit in the calf area, letting you determine how the boot fits.

Versatility
The Salomon X Max 90 W drove the turn on both bumps and groomers, offering a solid, stable feel even in choppy snow. But don’t venture too far off-piste: It’s best suited for mellow speeds and more tame terrain.

Liner
Comfort is key in this boot, with a wide toe box and a liner you can custom heat-mold to your own preferences.

Drawbacks
More aggressive female skiers will have to clamp the buckles all the way down to get the boot stiff enough. Or instead, just get the 110 flex version of the same boot.

 


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