Head Adapt Edge 105

Model Year
2015-16
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
102-100
Flex Index
105
Price (MSRP)
$550.00USD

The AdaptEdge 105 was this year's winner for best entry and exit in this category, and quite possibly the easiest-on overlap shell boot of the entire test.

Testers said the lower boot fits more like a 104mm last in the toebox and forefoot (though the length fit runs short), and combined with an open for business boot top that lets big calves through the door all day long you've got a great match for high volume feet. They commented that the fit is fairly close through the ankle and heel for as much room as it boasts elsewhere.

Its 105 flex index may be a little overstated—our testers say, but it doesn't fail in forward flex, just travels a long way for larger guys. It maintains a progressive feel, with an eventual stopping point, but it's not for crushers. Skiers who move mainly laterally or have a lighter touch on the tongue will love how this boot performs.

Our testers were stunned by how well the Adapt Edge held its own in terms of stability at speed and power transmission to the edge, right up against some of the big-boys of this competitive group. We skied this boot all over the mountain and declared it uncharacteristically good for its stiffness and price.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
25.0, 25.5…30.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide

Kudos

  • “Held heel and ankle/calf glued to the back of the boot. Easy to ski. ” -- Mike Evans
  • “...transmits a good amount of power to the edge even with the soft flex. ” --
  • “Cush...like sticking your foot in a feather pillow.” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Solid boot with smooth transitions.” -- Kevin Anderson
  • “Very nice fitting boot. Nice n easy skiing. ” -- Charlie Bradley
  • “Skied strong to the inside edge. ” -- Chris Wiberg

Caveats

This boot available at...

Westwood, NJ
Valatie, NY
Plymouth, NH
Avon, CO
Golden, CO
Morris Plains, NJ
Ellicottville, NY

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