If you're looking at 102mm boots then it stands to reason you have a thicker, wider foot and larger calf. And that means the Lange SX shape is ideal for you. It’s essentially a blown-up version of Lange’s medium RX.
And if you've got that meaty a foot, one might assume that the rest of you is big too. Right? And because you're thinking Lange, perhaps you know how to stand on a ski and make it work? Well, you sound like the perfect candidate for this year's SX, now offered in a more robust 130 flex.
So, if you were to build a wide boot, wouldn't it make sense to take a benchmark medium width and simply open-up the critical fit zones at the toebox and forefoot, through the instep and at the top of the boot cuff where the foot and leg will have higher mass? Well, if you say “Duh!” you are ready for a career in ski boot design because that's just what Lange did.
Testers loved the creamy, dreamy first-on feel after an easy slide-in. But they noted that you shouldn’t let the plush, cushy feel against the foot fool you. It holds the rear foot exceptionally well during aggressive skiing moves. This is not a bubba box; it has curves where they belong. Think Zena the Princess Warrior gonna kick your ass kinda curves.
Head and shoulders above most wide class rides, testers said. RS and RX lineage runs deep. It has deceptively fast super-heavyweight quickness and legit 130 raw power on edge. All that without ever having to unbuckle on the chair. Some testers said the stance was a little too upright for them but guys with thicker calves will be dialed fore and aft.
The 120 is black with green buckle highlights, the 130 is black with neat orange buckles. That's a cool feature right? Yeah, this is a stripped down elemental boot. Find your frills and fluff elsewhere. There's a cam lock power strap on the 130 not found elsewhere in the line. The lateral cuff adjustment is single-sided and Ultra Grip soles are replaceable and cantable via Cantology shims.
“Probably best of category. Thank you Lange!” -- Eino Holm
“Pretty shapely and contoured for such a high volume boot.” -- Marc Stewart
“A cavernous boot that rips!” -- Pat Sullivan
“They killed it with this boot—Bubba will be very happy.” -- Kevin Gabriel
“Nicest flex feel so far—all the boot's elements work well together.” -- Mike Evans
“Big sports car feel. Can ski easy or be dynamic—great weekend warrior boot!” -- Nick Blaylock
“Perfect execution of a 102mm performance boot.” -- Mark Elling
“No reservations in recommending this boot for the high instep, wide, square foot!” -- Garrick Dardani
“Big boot for big feet but doesn't feel like a total echo chamber. Strong!” -- Chris Wiberg
“A little difficult to manage the powerstrap buckle.” -- Erik Korman