Roxa R3W 115 TI I.R.

Model Year
2022-2023
Category
All-Mountain Freeride
Last Width
99
Flex Index
115
Price (MSRP)
$875.00USD

Testers were surprised by the R3W 115's long touring range of motion and ergonomic stride enabled by GripWalk soles and its new, hinging external tongue design. They liked the upright stance positioning for easy commuting from stash to stash where it served up comfortable, effortless pow turns. They felt the 115 flex was a little over-stated but liked the travel of flexion and the feel against the shin throughout its range.

Testers appreciated the full-molding capabilities of the Intuition, tongue-style I.R. liner and suggested that it be implemented with additional padding on the skier's midfoot to open up the fit there where they said it's off the rack feel was flat and firm across the top of the foot. The transition just behind the midfoot up through the remaining instep and throat of the boot was opened up in generous fashion, which would suit a thick lower leg or high volume instep nicely.

The flex feel is tunable with a soft-hard flex adjustment which testers liked. Testers were split on the Velcro pulley-style top buckle and power strap combination--proponents pointed to its highly micro-adjustable nature while skeptics called it fiddly and wondered about Velcro lifespan. For an apt tourer that will see primary duty in out-of-bounds, untracked snow, the R3W may be in a class of its own.

 

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
105, 95
Cantology Compatible 
No
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
Grilamid/Grilamid/polyamide
Tech Compatible 
Yes

Kudos

  • “Molding the Intuition liner could help with the fit and feel. The walk mode is easy and has a surprisingly good range of motion. The power strap buckle combo is pretty nice. ” -- Emily Poore
  • “Skied better then I thought it would! ” -- Liz Elling

Caveats

  • “Omg! I thought 3-piece designs were supposed to be easy to get into. ” -- Liz Elling
  • “I lost connection with the tongue while skiing, too soft. ” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “Tight toes, aggressive pressure over the midfoot, but also feels like there is loads of room though the instep at the throat of the boot. Pretty poor anatomical fit. ” -- Emily Poore

This boot available at...

Mammoth Lakes, CA
Steamboat Springs, CO
Portland, OR

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