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Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012

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Those of you looking for a boot that loads ridiculous amounts of power on the inside edge, superior edge to edge control and dominates all mountain, all snow conditions, the Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots are the boot for you. With it's 98 mm last, it is ideal for guys with a slimmer foot and ankle, but if extra room is needed the custom shell is expandable making for an all around awesome boot for hard charging riders looking for a quick and powerful reaction to movements.

Product Details

Fit

User Last98-104 mm Backbone Custom Shell World cup advanced shell

Liner

My Custom Fit Race Sensitive liner

100% waterproof, with heat moldable foam on ankle, tongue and meta for amazing comfort

Shell Materials

PU ether lower shell and PU cuff

X3 Narrow CuffA megawatt power plant, it tapers down to a close fit of the foot, but there's more room to be had if you need it thanks to the Custom Shell's expandability.

World Cup Advanced Shell TechnologyWorld Cup Advanced Shell Technology maintains a close match between shell and liner shape and the foot and leg for quick and powerful reaction to movements.

Kaprolene PanelsLocated on medial and lateral side of the foot and allow for 6 mm of custom width expansion

Stance

Double dismantable canting

Backbone Rear Spine Anchor SystemProvides rigid fore-aft engagement

Dual Cuff AdjustmentOffers maximum range of adjustment and boot fitting options

Buckles

4 micro titanium buckles

Power Strap

45 mm

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Ski Boot Flex: Stiff
  • Flex Index: 120
  • Forefoot Width: 98 mm
  • Number of Buckles: 4
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

Reviews

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Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Buckles easily (9)
  • Highly adjustable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable (6)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & exit (3)
  • Not warm (3)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (13)
  • Racing (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      85% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Expert (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Salomon X3 120 Deliver

I was "performance fitted" into these boots by a racing rep. I am an aggressive skier and I race 15-20 times each season. The boots are a full size...Read complete review

I was "performance fitted" into these boots by a racing rep. I am an aggressive skier and I race 15-20 times each season. The boots are a full size smaller than my usual shoe size and I wondered how comfortable the boots could be, but they literally fit like a pair of gloves.
These boots immediately transition my skis from edge to edge and result in a sense of instantaneous response. Despite the lateral stiffnes needed for this level boot, there is enough forward flexibility to allow the boots to respond well and comfortably even in the moguls.
There is plenty of room in my toes and my feet stay warm. I do unbuckle the instep once or twice a day between runs for comfort and then rebuckle for the next run. This is a very small inconvenience for such powerful control.
Already I am convinced that these boots improve my skiing and racing when I thought I had "topped out" with my last pair. The only improvement I would like is ease of exit, but that would be impossible without sacrificing the stiffness at the base of the ankle that is important to the boots' integrity.
I heartily recommend this boot to the expert/racer that wants to take advantage of the latest design technlogies.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

fantastic boots but too narrow on ankle

Great boot if only the ankle was a little bigger.
I am an expert skier and the flex is fantastic for the East coast difficult terrain. The cons is I could wear this...Read complete review

Great boot if only the ankle was a little bigger.
I am an expert skier and the flex is fantastic for the East coast difficult terrain. The cons is I could wear this boots only twice because the ankle is so tight that was causing me pain. This boots are for men, but no way that a men can even wear for a second these boots. I am a woman and my legs are pretty small and my ankle too, I still had the problem. These boots are not cheap and not being able to use them is very frustrating. What a waste.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Salomon X3 120 Deliver

By 

from Blue Bell, PA

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Difficult Entry & Exit

Best Uses

  • Downhill
  • Racing

Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

I was "performance fitted" into these boots by a racing rep. I am an aggressive skier and I race 15-20 times each season. The boots are a full size smaller than my usual shoe size and I wondered how comfortable the boots could be, but they literally fit like a pair of gloves.
These boots immediately transition my skis from edge to edge and result in a sense of instantaneous response. Despite the lateral stiffnes needed for this level boot, there is enough forward flexibility to allow the boots to respond well and comfortably even in the moguls.
There is plenty of room in my toes and my feet stay warm. I do unbuckle the instep once or twice a day between runs for comfort and then rebuckle for the next run. This is a very small inconvenience for such powerful control.
Already I am convinced that these boots improve my skiing and racing when I thought I had "topped out" with my last pair. The only improvement I would like is ease of exit, but that would be impossible without sacrificing the stiffness at the base of the ankle that is important to the boots' integrity.
I heartily recommend this boot to the expert/racer that wants to take advantage of the latest design technlogies.

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

AMAZING !!!!! BEST BOOTS EVER !!!!

By 

from Arnold CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Buckles Easily
  • Easy To Get On The Edge
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Quality Construction
  • Stiff Perfect Great

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Downhill
  • Racing

Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

what makes these boots incredible is that they make getting up on the edge of your ski's so easy, its almost like the boots do all the hard work for you; they have improved my skiing DRAMATICALLY !!!!

Thanks,

EVO

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

edge power!

By 

from Brighton, Mi

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Buckles Easily
  • Highly Adjustable
  • High Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Molding Shell
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Not Warm

Best Uses

  • Downhill
  • Racing

Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

Powerful edge control...nice fit with the heat molding shell. Make sure to by one full size smaller than your street shoe and heat mold it to dial in the width. Nice boot.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

fantastic boots but too narrow on ankle

By 

from Gainesville

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Flex Is Fantastic
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • The Ankle Is Too Small

Best Uses

    Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    Great boot if only the ankle was a little bigger.
    I am an expert skier and the flex is fantastic for the East coast difficult terrain. The cons is I could wear this boots only twice because the ankle is so tight that was causing me pain. This boots are for men, but no way that a men can even wear for a second these boots. I am a woman and my legs are pretty small and my ankle too, I still had the problem. These boots are not cheap and not being able to use them is very frustrating. What a waste.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great mid to advanced performance boot.

    By 

    from NYC

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Good Balance And Tilt
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Narrow Cuff
    • Nice Customization
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Mediocre Foot Bed
    • Narrow Cuff And Calves

    Best Uses

    • All mountain
    • Downhill
    • Groomers

    Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    The boot was great after putting in a custom foot bed and boot fitting. It was uncomfortable until heat mold fitting made it awesome. Cuff is tight. Really performs well. Good balance and response. Good consistent flex and power transfer.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Tight fitting

    By 

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction
    • Snug fit

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Exit

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    This is a follow up to an earlier review about the amazing deal I got on these boots. The first time I tried them on at the ski hill, I couldn't get in them. It was 15 degrees and the shell was so hard, I needed a heat gun to soften them up. Once I was in them, they fit like part of my foot/leg. That is nice. I feel locked and loaded and ready to attack the mountain...and my performance was enhanced indeed. I also feel comfy--in a 'tight boot' sort of way. That's all I need out of a boot.

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

    Feels very tight to the ski

    By 

    from wolfeboro nh

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Custom Fit Shell
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction
    • Retains Warmth

    Cons

    • Custom Fit Shell Procedur

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Skiiing

    Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    excellent reponse, very tight to the ski. Having trouble with the custom fit procedure.

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

    Classic Salomon performance

    By 

    from Jackson, Wyoming

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Exit

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    Confidence inspiring, stiff and ready to follow your lead. Great buy!

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Salomon X3 120 CS

    By 

    from NY, NY

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Comfortable
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Not Warm

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    This is the first pair of downhill boots I've owned in 7+ years since I converted to tele. The boots are stiff and fit my feet almost perfectly out of the box(pencil method- I measure right at 27, bought 26.5). There is one hot spot on my left inside ankle but since I haven't had them customized yet I think that's awesome. I like turbo mode, boots on from the car to the mountain so my only complaint is a non replaceable sole but haven't noticed any deformation this season.

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

    Haven't skied them yet

    By 

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

      I am an aggressive 170lb skier with large calfs and a regular/slightly narrow foot. I was afraid these would pinch my calf and while they begin with a mild pinch, I didn't notice it after a couple minutes in the boot. The jury is still out since I haven't skied them yet, but I am excited as they don't buckle in on themselves when I grind down on them AND they are beautifully priced. I expect these are going to be monsters on the mountain. I'll check back here after a few days on the hill at the end of the month.

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

      Best Deal

      By 

      from Brooklyn, ny

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Comfortable
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

        An unbeatable price for a great boot. It is stiff but In a very good sense. You can push hard and it will deliver.

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

        fits my feet great

        By 

        from presently in Winter Park, CO

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Better Than My Old Boots
        • Buckle Angle Adjustable
        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Fits Great Out Of Box
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction
        • Shell Easily Customizable
        • Very Good Heel Retention

        Cons

        • None Yet 3 Days Useage

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

        Well, I needed to try more boots than I thought to arrive at the right size and fit, but EVO made it pretty painless and now that I arrived at a good fitting boot that fits out of the box better than my old custom fitted (several times over) Langes, I am happy. Of course it's all a matter of foot shape and boot shape and those boots happen to work well for my feet and the above my be more of a testament to my (old) boot fitter than anything else, but nevertheless, I like these boots.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent ski boot for narrow calf

        By 

        from Texas

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • For Narrow Calf Only

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

          Perfect fit for my narrow calf and feet, provide very responsive and quick steering to the skis

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

          Nice Boots

          By 

          from Maine

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Buckles Easily
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Warm

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Salomon X3 120 CS Ski Boots 2012:

          I have a pretty narrow foot and these boots fit well for me. They are very comfortable

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

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