Tecnica Mach1 105W C.A.S.

Model Year
2014-15
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100
Flex Index
105
Price (MSRP)
$660.00USD

Mach1—just the name sounds fast and powerful, and testers said the name fit. They found themselves skiing faster and harder in this boot than most of the others they tested in the category. Its athletic, balanced stance, appropriately firm 105 flex feel and strong lateral power combined to drive the ski's edge with authority, rendering a more aggressive line easily accomplished. Testers said this is no cushy soccer mom gutless mini-van affair, more like an F-150 SuperCrew with custom exhaust. This all new model is built for skiing and for skiers who will appreciate its top end.

What testers also noticed was a lot of open space for their feet to stretch out and relax—length, toebox, forefoot and instep fits were all roomier than the average medium-width boot, but with more snug ankle pocket and heel grip scores. Testers were surprised at how well this boot skied given how much room there was for the wider, thicker parts of the foot. The Mach1 fit many different feet well, but higher volume feet will do very well here.

Though the liner's initial fit is excellent and well-mated to the interior of the boot shell's shape, testers were stoked on the new Custom Adaptive Shape design for enhancing fit down the road, whether by heat molding or even grinding on the liner's firm, Microcell exterior material.

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

Kudos

  • “Perfect for women who want a little extra room but don't want to give up the power.” -- Brigid Kennaday
  • “Great out of box fit! Quick to the edge and stable at speed—no issues there.” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Great fitting boot—consistent feel throughout. Stance is ideal and adaptable for how you ski.” -- Allison McGuirk

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