Rossignol Allspeed Elite 130

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain
Last Width
98
Flex Index
130
Cantology Compatible
YES
Price (MSRP)
$850.00USD

The Gist

This is the third boot test go-round for the unchanged 2018 Rossignol Allspeed Elite 130 and testers voted it into the top25% of the all-mountain narrows, even though the consensus was that it didn't feel too narrow. They didn't quite call it a medium, but it definitely rides the fit fence between width categories, they said.

The Fit

Not that anyone was really complaining—they loved how easy on and off it was and appreciated the extra room over the instep and at the boot top for a calf muscle. They notice most of the extra room in the toebox (in length, width and height) but found the fit tapered to the ankles and heel appropriately for a performance fit. A few testers mentioned sizing down successfully, so for skiers right between sizes, that's a worthwhile consideration. For the level of performance found here, testers said the comfort quotient was top of class.

Performance

This boot rips everywhere was the general vibe from testers—smooth, predictable and stronger-than-expected. The stance is a little on the upright side, with a tallish feeling cuff, so testers mentioned that the cuff generated a lot of power. Testers liked the flex feel—smooth and progressive but with a legitimate 130 backbone to it (don't let room temperature flexing fool you, it's all there out in the cold). Stance-wise, it's all neutral in all directions, so send it, testers said.

Cool Features

The revised power strap webbing and roller-cam buckle create a ratchety-style grip when tightened that doesn't back out till you say so, which testers liked. The Thinsulate liner is warm enough and the EVA foam ankle pockets mold nicely for bony points. There's a set of WTR (Walk to Ride) soles available if long strolls through paver plazas are part of your game (compatible with WTR bindings).

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-31.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Allspeed Elite 120, $700
Cantology Compatible 
YES
Total Avg Score 
21.65
  • 2017-18 Rossignol Allspeed Elite 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Rossignol Allspeed Elite 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • Dave Alleman testing the 2017-18 Rossignol Allspeed Elite 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • Chris Wilde testing the 2017-18 Rossignol Allspeed Elite 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “Tits! I wish you could put that in the review.” -- Dallas Goldsmith
  • “This boot looks great and skis great—it'll bring that Aha! moment to anyone who tries it on.” -- Chris Wilde
  • “Great feel and ski awareness. Easy to whip the tips!” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Power when and where you need it. Foot settles into the heel pocket quickly.” -- Jack Rafferty
  • “Funny how you can tell a good boot from a crappy one in just a couple turns.” -- Brian Elling
  • “Effortless tipping and edging without losing the ability to steer and skid.” -- Chris Wiberg
  • “Neutral and stout—the stronger the input is the better it gets.” -- Greg Coulter
  • “All-day comfort with powerful cuff hold.” --
  • “Incredible fit—big fan! Just felt natural but solid and as quick as I needed.” -- Stacy Crumpler
  • “Abundant strength and support. Plowed through crud and cut up pow!” -- Marc Stewart

Caveats

  • “A bit loosey, goosey for a narrow 130-flex.” -- Jim Schaffner
  • “Shape seemed all kinds of wrong—unless your foot looks like a dog-bone.” -- Dave Alleman
  • “Poor heel hold had me feeling like I was going to lever out of the boot!” -- Scott Blackwell
  • “Must down-size, which I think is B.S.!” -- Jackson Hogen

This boot available at...

Stowe, VT
Newton, MA
Ludlow, VT
Westborough, MA
Princeton, MA
Glenmont, NY

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