In the All-Mountain wide-last group of 7 boots, the 2018 Rossignol Allspeed 100 was edged-out for the gold medal by only 1/100th of a point. Why do we want to crow about second place? Well in this situation second isn't first-loser when you consider that the Allspeed 100 was a "Soft-Value" entry and the boot it essentially tied for first was 30 flex index points stiffer and cost 200-bucks more!
It's a wide ride with plenty of volume, its liner is cushioned and soft, and yet the Allspeed 100 has enough grab on the foot to enable high-end skiing movements and control big skis. One of our testers summed-up the Allspeed's fit like this: "It's like hugging a big, curvy, hot chick and feeling the softness and the firmness in all the right places." Testers also say the cuff is tall, upright and open enough for big-dude legs.
Testers are impressed with how strongly this boot skis for a 100 flex. It's probably a bit mislabeled (110ish is more like it), but testers also cite the dialed stance angles and enough torsional and lateral rigidity to tip a ski on edge and manage it there through a variety of terrain at virtually every speed. Several of our testers mentioned throwing everything they had at it and it never failed.
The price is really its best feature—best bang for your buck of the entire test, one tester said. But the fact that there's a 120-flex and a 130-flex version of this (oh, and an 80) means the options are many for high-volume foot and leg guys. It does have a Thinsulate liner, but if you're buying this boot we're betting you don't get too cold.
“Amazing out-of-box fit. For a 100-flex, this boot has great response and quickness.” -- Kevin Gabriel
“Stoked on the wide style! A sturdy cockpit that's solid laterally.” -- Erik Korman
“Pillow boot that performs.” -- Pat Sullivan
“This boot provided powerful leverage over the ski, from tip to tail.” -- Mike Evans
“The Porsche of cheap, wide boots—so balanced. Rossi hit a homerun with this one!” -- Charlie Bradley
“Surprisingly good power transfer at all speeds—easy to steer, great snow feel.” -- Jim Schaffner
“Smooth, fun, active boot.” -- Kevin Anderson
“Great value and excellent performance. Out-skied a lot of boots in the category!” -- Nick Blaylock