Salomon X Max 110 W

Model Year
2015-16
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
98-104
Flex Index
110
Price (MSRP)
$725.00USD

Our test team has rated the X Max 110 W highly in the past. It returns this year with a more anatomically shaped liner that was warmly received. So warm a reception that it garnered the highest total score awarded to any women's boot.

How dat? Well the liner's pre-shaping made for a super sweet ankle and heel pocket fit, testers said. The flex feel of the overall package was even and snappy (if a little softer than the marked 110) and long in its range. But what really sealed the deal was how it managed to accommodate so many different foot shapes through its shape-shifting Custom Shell 360 process.

Many testers tried the process after first testing the boot in its stock form. Several recorded stock fit issues like a tight toebox and forefoot and a squeezy fit in the calf and lower leg shaft. Granted, those were testers with wider feet and calves than you'd expect to fit perfectly in a narrow category out-of-the-box boot.

The Custom Shell results were consistent and virtually all positive: the lower shell and upper cuff transformed substantially to better match the foot and leg shape of our testers. That gave them a better balanced stance and bumped up performance scores. The only tester that didn’t bump up her marks after molding was one with very low volume feet. She said the boot felt slightly roomier after molding and she preferred the stock fit. She gave it perfect scores when skied stock. That leads us to suggest that women with low volume feet consider skiing the boot stock before undertaking the custom molding process.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0--27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Medium
Wide

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This boot available at...

Newton, MA
Seattle, WA
Telluride, CO
Killington, VT
Chicago, IL
Morris Plains, NJ

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