Salomon X Pro 80 W

Model Year
2015-16
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100-106
Flex Index
80
Price (MSRP)
$475.00USD

The price and flex of the X Pro 80 W slotted it into our test's Soft Value sub-category. Testers are asked to judge these boots on their own merits, for the intended market of less aggressive or lighter weight skiers. Outside of that caveat, they must succeed or fail based on all the same metrics as other boots in the category. The X Pro 80 W was one of only a handful of these that earned medal status, and it was well into the top tier, score-wise, in the All-Mountain Traditionalist category.

Sure the comfort here works for a lodge bunny, but our testers put it through the big grinder and this 80-flex held true with a soft-side flex but one that doesn't fold.

It has all the qualities of the very best boots. Its anatomical fit matches the curves of the foot and leg; in this case, thicker feet and legs. Its stance set-up allows for a just-strong-enough athletic stance without burning the quads and a neutral side-to-side position that helps turns flow like a spring creek winding down a mountain.

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

Kudos

  • “Excellent boot. Great for the adv/expert skier not looking for something too stiff. ” -- Deb Mjelde
  • “Responsive, carves thru the turns. Fits like a glove. All day comfort. ” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Perfect weekend warrior boot!” -- Julia Carr
  • “This was a fun boot. ” -- Tosha Treat
  • “Lateral support enables dynamic movements. ” -- Amy Post
  • “Buckles are fabulous. Full-meal-deal!” -- Linda Parazoo

Caveats

  • “Maybe too soft for the real aggressive skier. ” -- Julia Carr

This boot available at...

Westborough, MA
Portland, OR
Columbia, SC
Killington, VT
Taos Ski Valley, NM

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