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Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009: The Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boot is a plug boot built using the powerful RL 11 shell. This shell has the long flex pattern that Lange is famous for, which allows the skier to control how much power is going into the ski. Used for years on the World Cup circuit by Downhill and Super G skiers, the RL 11 shell gets a few tweaks for all mountain skiing. The elastic power strap, shock absorbing toe box and boot board, external gel tongue pad and optional shin laces absorb vibrations and keep the boot comfy. Vibram soles on the Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots help to keep the sole side down when hiking and dancing.

Product Details

Other Features

Cuff Shape – Removable plug provides this boot with a progressive range of flex.

Materials – 4 Alloy buckles with micro adjust

Additional Features – Vibram soles for grip while walking

Flex and Fit – The Banshee Pro Boots feature a flex rating of 135 with a 98mm last for a narrow race fit

Liners – Heat moldable liners for a warm, custom fit.

Elastic power strap for shock absorption, Backcountry safety provided by Recco

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Ski Boot Flex: Very Stiff
  • Flex Index: 135
  • Forefoot Width: 98 mm
  • Number of Buckles: 4
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

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Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (19)
  • Buckles easily (15)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Retains warmth (10)
  • Highly adjustable (8)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & exit (9)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (10)
  • Icy conditions (7)
  • Powder (7)
  • Racing (7)
  • Moguls (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (8), Advanced (4), Advanced skier (3), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Real Deal Period

slid my Surefoot foam fit liners out of my Lange WC 120's into these bad boys last night. Skied Crystal Mtn with a foot of new Sunday 03/08/09. Crud eaters...Read complete review

slid my Surefoot foam fit liners out of my Lange WC 120's into these bad boys last night. Skied Crystal Mtn with a foot of new Sunday 03/08/09. Crud eaters (they don't collapse) and with the stiffer R11 bottom shell provide power and confidence on edge too. Run your hand with fingers down between the backside of your leg and the liner to get off. Expect some bite. New stretchy power strap is better than past efforts and stays put without riding up. All in all a smoother flex than you would expect for such power. Not a fan of stock liners and the gumby tongue program provides nothing. Pure gimmick. Get foamed once and you'll never go back to stock. These boots will improve your game if you ain't got one yet and make you look darn cool if ya do! At the sale price from Evo its a no brainer. With the money you save go to Surefoot and have em foam up some Conformable Liners.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Careful of size

I purchased these skis for my 10 yr. old son and he is an intermediate level skier. He loved the boots and regretted having to send them back but they were 1/2 a...Read complete review

I purchased these skis for my 10 yr. old son and he is an intermediate level skier. He loved the boots and regretted having to send them back but they were 1/2 a size too small and they don't exist in the size he needed. Very disappointing. He found them to be very comfortable, very easy entry exit and lightweight so he would recommend them to someone within the size chart.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Maybe the best Freeride Boot Ever?

By 

from "Center of the Sking Universe"

About Me Advanced Skier

Pros

  • Buckles Easily
  • Comfortable
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Liner Construction
  • Quality Construction
  • Retains Warmth

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Icy Conditions
  • Moguls
  • Powder

Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

I was lucky enough to be sample size and was able to score a pair of these last January. Skied them all last season. From Snowbird to Snowbasin and finishing up in Whistler the end of April, the boots were near perfect. I have to confess I have been skiing Lange my whole life, and this boot is the best fitting of them all. Buy true to size or 1 shell size smaller than you did in the past, as the new toe box is "not your dad's Lange" much wider.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Real Deal Period

By 

from Puyallup, Wa

About Me Competitive Skier

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Racey freeride machine

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crud bustin machine
    • Icy Conditions
    • Powder
    • Racing

    Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

    slid my Surefoot foam fit liners out of my Lange WC 120's into these bad boys last night. Skied Crystal Mtn with a foot of new Sunday 03/08/09. Crud eaters (they don't collapse) and with the stiffer R11 bottom shell provide power and confidence on edge too. Run your hand with fingers down between the backside of your leg and the liner to get off. Expect some bite. New stretchy power strap is better than past efforts and stays put without riding up. All in all a smoother flex than you would expect for such power. Not a fan of stock liners and the gumby tongue program provides nothing. Pure gimmick. Get foamed once and you'll never go back to stock. These boots will improve your game if you ain't got one yet and make you look darn cool if ya do! At the sale price from Evo its a no brainer. With the money you save go to Surefoot and have em foam up some Conformable Liners.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    quality boot

    By 

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Exit
    • Leaks

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

    nice boot. quality of construction is excellent. evo price was way too good to resist. nice stiff flex, but this boot is really atypical Lange. really wide and at least a size big. recommend ordering at least a full size smaller that your normal. only complaint is the boot leaks pretty badly. after a day in pow your feet will be soaked (and cold). the seams dont keep any snow out.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Boots, hard to beat!

    By 

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Advanced Skier

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Comfortable
    • Great looking
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Icy Conditions
      • Moguls
      • Park
      • Powder

      Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

      These are the best boots i've owned! While I wish i'd ordered them a size smaller and stretched them, I'm learning that they don't need to be totally cranked down to transfer my intentions to the skis. They provide great support in any situation I've had them in- steeps, bumps, and zooming down the groomers for apres. Haven't had a good powder day here in NM to ride them, but sure they will perform. The vibram soles are great for rocky ascents off-piste and through the resort center, and the RECCO reflector is a nice touch, though I hope I never need it.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yep its a killer boot!

      By 

      from New York, New York

      About Me Advanced Skier

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Quality Construction
      • Retains Warmth

      Cons

      • Difficult Entry & Exit

      Best Uses

      • Icy Conditions
      • Moguls
      • Powder

      Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

      Look, boots are very very personal and what is right for one person may not be right for another. As for me, I am still skiing mine 4 yrs later and I ski them hard. I LOVE how they hold my heel. They are a solid and true boot and I have never considered "wishing" I had a diff boot in all these years. Quite honestly, I hope they never change it. The boot takes a bit of time to warm up and mold to your foot. The entry is a not easy for me but then again we dont ski killer terrain for the "ease" of it now do we? My only critique is the buckles. I like to un-buckle for the lift ride up. That means I am opening and closing regularly and when cold it seems the spring mechanism just looses its range. Perhaps thats my bad and a touch of household lubricant would do the trick. In light of how much I LOVE these boots its a small detail to me.

      Again, boots are very personal and whats right for one person may not be for another.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      5.0

      Great boot

      By 

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Comfortable
      • Quality Construction
      • Retains Warmth

      Cons

      • Difficult Entry & Exit

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

      This is a great boot. It is by design on the stiff side so getting into it take some work. But once you are in, you are in.... very good boot.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      lange banshee pro

      By 

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Comfortable
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

        Bough 3 pairs banshee two non pro types. They love teh feel/fit. Just waiting for snow!!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Careful of size

        By 

        from Aurora, CO

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction
        • Retains Warmth

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

        I purchased these skis for my 10 yr. old son and he is an intermediate level skier. He loved the boots and regretted having to send them back but they were 1/2 a size too small and they don't exist in the size he needed. Very disappointing. He found them to be very comfortable, very easy entry exit and lightweight so he would recommend them to someone within the size chart.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        better than my full tilts

        By 

        from vermont

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult Entry & Exit

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

        the only boots i can compare these to are some full tilt bumble that i have had for a couple years. in comparison these langes are much stiffer than i could get my full tilts, they also seem to have a much nicer liner. in size comparison the boot sole length of these boots is 7mm more than my full tilts for the same size. however length inside feels about the same. these boots have a larger volume than my old ones, so i put spacer under the liner to take up space. overall these have a nice liner and fit nicely.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome Product

        By 

        from Lehi,UT

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Quality Construction
        • Retains Warmth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

          These boots fit perfectly right out of the box. I ordered a half size smaller than my shoes and they fit great. They are very stiff which is what I was looking for. You won't be dissapointed with this product.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boot review

          By 

          from Jackson Hole, Wyoming

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Buckles Easily
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cross-Country
            • Downhill
            • Racing

            Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

            This boot is absolutely awesome. I spent lots of money on a new boot, getting it custom fitted before, and this boot just fits me almost perfect... It has a very comfortable liner, and it hugs my feet just right. Sizing is a little funny, I got one size smaller, because some people said I should, and it was still a half size big. Evo exchanged it right away, quick and easy. So the right boot is one and a half size smaller. Great adjustment, great flex and so on. Best boot I had so far. And I live in Jackson Hole... if that tells You anything :o) I would recommend this boot to just about anybody... professional or not. Cheers

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great all mountain/all day boot

            By 

            from san diego

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Buckles Easily
            • Comfortable
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Quality Construction
            • Retains Warmth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                Close to but not a racing boot-forward lean. Do not worry about the stiffness-only moderate work to flex.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Performance Boot

                By 

                from Colorado

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Buckles Easily
                • Comfortable
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Quality Construction
                • Retains Warmth

                Cons

                • Difficult Entry & Exit

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Racing

                Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                I was looking to return to more of a detuned race boot from my diablo falmes and always was intrigued by Lange boots but feared they would not work for me from hearing that they were 'Too narrow'. These boots looked so good (especially for the price) and the reviews convinced me they might work. Also I found a Lange video on you tube for the boots that also swayed me. I am so glad I did. I will echo much of what I read from other reviews. At first I thought that the boots were too narrow and tight even with ultra thin ski socks but the quality of the boots and the features made me want to make them work so I wore them for hours at home and gradually they became more reasonable. After skiing them once I replaced the Lange footbeds with a pair of custom footbeds. This improved the fit even more. I agree with other reviewers that you have to ski the boots several times and the fit improves each time. I haven't gone to heating the liners to fit them, but that process seems to be happening just though use.

                The performance improvement is remarkable. The increase in control reducing skiing effort and giving a much greater sense of control with any of skis in my quiver. We have not seen the powder year in Colorado we had last year and these boots allow me to carve GS trenches even with soft wide powder skis in the harder snow conditions.

                I'd describe the fit as having my foot surrounded in saranwrap. Great control with no pressure points, eliminating the need to crank down the buckles. It's had to belive this is a 130 flex boot, they flex smooth with great control. I think that's partially due to the gel tongue and strechable power strap.

                As noted in other reviews, entry and exit is difficult (especially the exit). But it's little price to pay for the performance. Also the arch is a little high, but replacing the footbed solved that problem for me.

                I am very very happy with this purchase. It has greatly increased my overall skiing experience. It think I've made a switch in boot manufacturer.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                nice boot at great price

                By 

                from Vermont

                About Me Expert

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Buckles Easily
                • Comfortable
                • Quality Construction
                • Retains Warmth

                Cons

                • Difficult Entry & Exit
                • Lacks Adjustability

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                  Nice boot- fit is to big in ankle and calve. But with the cash i saved on evo had them custom fit. the vibram soles are a nice touch. the gel tongue fell off after 10-15 days.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Powerful, pretty quick, VERY SMOOTH

                  By 

                  from CA

                  About Me Expert

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                        Stock liner didn't fit me well (they never do). Inserted a set of Zipfit Grand Prix liners and the boots are FANTASTIC. The flex is very smooth, while maintaining great power. But, the best part is the dampness (elastic power strap, smooth flex, rubber boot board) that smooths out the ride.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Good Boots

                        By 

                        from Buck Hill, MN

                        About Me Expert

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Buckles Easily
                        • Comfortable
                        • Quality Construction
                        • Retains Warmth

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill
                          • Racing

                          Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                          I've been racing in these now for a couple of weeks and they are feeling pretty good. They felt too narrow at first, but as the liners pack-out a bit, the hot spots are going away. The only complaint I have is that the second strap from the top is cut too long, I have to buckle it all the way on the tightest position. The adjustable buckles helped, but it would be nice to be able to get them a little tighter there. Over all, i'm liking these boots.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels too narrow
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots

                          By 

                          from ABQ, NM

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality Construction
                          • Reliable
                          • Retains Warmth
                          • Super Stiff

                          Cons

                          • Difficult Entry & Exit

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill
                          • Freeride

                          Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                          Got these right before a trip to the arid mountains of SLC this year. Absolutely zero snow. I was afraid that the 135 flex was gonna kill my legs just cruising groomers and skiing hard-pack crud but it didn't. Surprisingly comfortable right out of the box. At this price a complete steal. Evo has even been kind enough to credit me the difference after they dropped the price on the boots about a month after I purchased. Awesome sauce!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Look awesome, but a little narrow

                          By 

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Competitive Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Buckles Easily
                          • Easy Entry & Exit
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poor Fit

                          Best Uses

                          • Powder

                          Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                          I was psyched to buy these boots at the price Evo offered, but I've got a wide toebox and they compressed my foot a little too much. The Evo guys suggested they'd be tough to punch out. Great design, though - love the tongue, the buckles, and the grippy, replaceable toe and heel pieces.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels too narrow
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice boot

                          By 

                          from Reno, nv

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Buckles Easily
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy Entry & Exit
                          • Highly Adjustable
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Icy Conditions
                            • Powder
                            • Racing

                            Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                            Tried many boots prior finding this one. Excellent fit for normal to narrow foot. Comfortable ( for a ski boot). Flex is great for aggressive skiing. Can't beat Lange quality.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                             
                            4.0

                            Good Stiff Boots

                            By 

                            from Park City, UT

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Buckles Easily
                            • Comfortable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                            • Difficult Entry & Exit

                            Best Uses

                            • Icy Conditions
                            • Racing

                            Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                            The boots have been great.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width

                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Lange Banshee PRO

                            By 

                            from SQUAW

                            About Me Competitive Skier

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Buckles Easily
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                            • Difficult Entry & Exit

                            Best Uses

                            • Icy Conditions
                            • Moguls
                            • Powder
                            • Racing

                            Comments about Lange Banshee Pro Ski Boots 2009:

                            Careful sizing is very important, and patience while customizing. It took me a solid 8 days of painful foot's asleep sensation until the liner broke in a bit. After the boot started feeling more spacious, I put in my thicker, thermo fit orthodics and then aahhhhhhh! If you have quirky feet features, go to see a local boot fitter.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too big
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width

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