Last year our testers found their favorite wide Roxa boot ever in the R/Fit W 95 and this year it returns with the addition of GripWalk soles. It has an ample toebox and forefoot for impressive spreadability, testers agreed, and it skis with more gumption than they expected out of a 95 flex (it’s stiffer than that they say). They agreed that the cuff is slightly taller and more snug than average for the category, so will favor the longer more slender legged. It’s a traditional polyurethane build but testers say it’s light on the foot for all-day charging.
Wide in the front (toebox and forefoot) and tapering to a more snug rearfoot (but not too tight in ankle and heel) and then most close up through the cuff, testers said the average to slender legged with wide feet will find a perfect fit match here. The flex feel is stronger than the 95 rating would suggest, testers agreed, and that plus the cuff's slightly taller than average height made this a strong lever for edging moves and pressuring the shovel.
Testers liked the tall cuff's leverage over the skis' edges and said that strong skiing moves yielded the best results--suggesting that less aggressive and shorter skiers may prefer the softer 85 flex version of the R/Fit W. Straightforward and honest skiing is what this traditional design delivers and testers were just fine with that.
It's a pretty stripped down feature platform--four buckles, two liner pull loops, a Velcro powerstrap and GripWalk soles get you where you need to be (and a set of alpine DIN soles come in the box). There is a calf adjustment mechanism to open up a bit more room at the boot top.
“Stiff feel for a 95 flex. Has some backbone and Is easy to get on and off. Drives the downhill edge. Good wide foot feel.” -- Emily Poore
“Each turn felt uniform and balanced. There’s a lot of support in the top of the cuff so you gotta go full throttle to engage it and once you are there it’s super. Skis stronger than a 95. ” -- Kori Coggin
“A really great toebox shape for a wider foot. Fits bang into the middle of the wide category. Not too much shaping, but a little Achilles hold. Really great forefoot spreadability when skiing—can really notice the width. Responds well to the pressure of the skier if you want to drive. When actively skiing, this boot is money.” -- Sam Tischendorf
“I’m impressed by the performance of this boot. It feels a bit stiffer than the industry flex rating, which was an awesome surprise. On the whole, the boot is well balanced and easy to ski in a variety of terrain. ” -- Melodie Buell
“Ultra lightweight on the foot and long legged women will like the the tallish cuff that puts you into an athletic stance. Basic and easy for the gal that doesn’t need more gadgets, just more skiing!” -- Heather Ann Johnson