Salomon X Pro X80 W

Model Year
2016-17
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100-106mm
Flex Index
80
Price (MSRP)
$475.00USD

The Gist

A fit pleaser. The X Pro X80 W has enough handling capabilities to take intermediates anywhere on the mountain. Warm as can be and a breeze to get on and off, testers said.

Fit

“Pro” in Salomon-speak indicates a medium width model.  But with Custom Shell’s ability to expand its volume, this boot suits many more feet than average. The off-the-rack fit is evenly medium with a snug heel and ankle.  If this causes a bit too much tingling, the full shell molding procedure should be undertaken to even fit tension. The upper boot molds as well, so large calves getting an initial squeeze will find comfort post-molding.

Performance

Soft but with a flowing, even flex feel that makes for smooth skiing. It's upright and relaxed, but testers thought that appropriate for this target skier. Bigger calves will push that lower leg a bit more forward and still find a good balance point. Great for cruising and a good platform for improving, they concurred.

Cool Features

Custom Shell molding can open the fit throughout. The process is simple and straightforward. Heat for 10 minutes, wear-and-mold for 5 minutes, cool down for 5 more. Our CS tests have shown subtle stance improvements can occur as well.

 

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Wide
Also in this Collection 
X Pro 90 W $600, X Pro 70 W $350

Kudos

  • “Snug as a bug in a rug! Easy on, easy off. Put your mom in it!” -- Emily Poore
  • “Flowing flex—great boot for progression.” -- Liz Elling

Caveats

  • “A little washy—fine for sliding turns” -- Emily Poore

This boot available at...

Stowe, VT
Morris Plains, NJ
Ann Arbor, MI
Columbia, SC
Houston, TX
Westwood, NJ

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