Labor Day Outlet Sale. Up to 70% off site wide deals. Shop Now.

Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012

(31 Reviews) sku# 51334
Model Info
Zoom Enlarge
This item is

Out of Stock

But fear not - there is plenty to explore...

Shop all Salomon Shop sale Salomon

Product Info

Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012: The construction of the World Cup model built with a more comfortable last shape and the latest Salomon fit technology Custom Shell make the Salomon X3 130 CS the ultimate ski boot, even if you have a wider foot you can still get a taste of World Cup performance. The Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots feature a 130 flex and 98mm last that can be expanded up to 104mm so that you can get a boot fit that is as unique as your feet.

Product Details

Materials

PU Ether lower shell and PU Cuff: PU Ether is a high end PU that provides more rebound to the boot when used with a high level of constraints, like in World Cup Race for example.

Liner

My Custom Fit Race Liner for max customization with 3 compact layers of thermoformable foam on the ankle, heel, meta and tongue for perfect transmission

Sensitive liner features soft sole under metatarsals for great forefoot sensitivity. Leather-textured liner provides pure sensations and foot envelopment. Sealed seams & 100% waterproof

Additional Features

Racing Kit: shin plates reinforce forward support and stiffen flex while rear spoilers increase forward lean by +2 degrees and adjust height. Heel Lifters improve skiing stance.

World Cup Claw Strap to ensure max transmission while allowing no elasticity to the strap

Custom Shell forms around your exact foot shape.

World Cup Advanced Shell Technology is a more powerful version of the Advanced Shell Technology with improvement on the back support, the body positioning into the boot and the torsion control of the boot - designed to maximize power transfer from the skier to the ski.

4 micro Titanium buckles that adjust the length of the buckles for a precise closure

3D Buckle to choose from 3 different positions of the instep buckle for max customization

Cuff Shape

A reinforced rear, lateral insert enables the use of a softer front cuff for improved leg wrapping and progressive flex.

Double dismantle canting for perfect cuff alignment – allows boot fitters to work easily on the cuff.

Backbone Magnesium piece linking the upper cuff to the lower shell provides back support for better rebound coming out of the turn (rebound effect) and enables a progressive but powerful forward flex.

Flex and Fit

A 130 flex provides support to top level, expert skiers that push their limits. This power and precision is now available with a custom shell that forms perfectly to you, allowing for a last that expands from its original 98mm to 104mm.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Ski Boot Flex: Very Stiff
  • Flex Index: 130
  • Forefoot Width: 98 mm
  • Number of Buckles: 4
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (26)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Buckles easily (18)
  • Highly adjustable (18)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & exit (8)
  • Not warm (3)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (25)
  • Racing (17)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (22), Advanced (4), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High quality. Snug fit.

I bought the Salomon X3 130 CS boots downsized one full-size from my normal shoe size (26.5 to 25.5) for more of a performance fit. They will replace my aging downsized, custom-fit Nordica...Read complete review

I bought the Salomon X3 130 CS boots downsized one full-size from my normal shoe size (26.5 to 25.5) for more of a performance fit. They will replace my aging downsized, custom-fit Nordica Dobermann Pro 130s-- both of which cracked on a very cold day after about 6 years (~45 days/year) of use. I haven't skied on them yet, so I can't comment on their on-mountain performance, but after reading some of the other reviews here, I thought that I might be able to provide some helpful information to prospective buyers, based on my trying them on about 3 times and examining them.

The shells seem to be constructed very well and are made of a hard plastic (not a soft plastic like you'll find on many transparent boots).

The liners seems to be VERY high quality with an imitation leather-like cuff and just the right amount of shock-absorbance in the shin. It seems to be the highest quality liner that I've ever had in the last 30+ years of skiing. They seem like they'd be of average warmth-- and certainly a lot warmer than my cold, sock-thin Dobermann liners.

Having put a Salomon X3 130 CS on one foot and a Dobermann Pro 130 on the other foot and flexing them, I'd say that they both felt equivalent in flex-- which is good if that's what you're looking for. I'm a 52-year-old 45-day-per-year, Squaw Valley pass holder who skis very aggressively almost exclusively on the steeps, whether bumped or not. I prefer that kind of stiff flex to control the skis-- though it's not for everybody as it can result in some shin bang.

The shells seems very durably constructed. There are Allen-wrench-adjustable canting adjustments at the ankles. The boots come with optional inserts (and bolts) for forward-camber, heel lifters, and (I think) forward-flex stiffeners. The buckles are very adjustable and easy to use. The Velcro shin strap has a strap-clamping spring-loaded "buckle" that is a bit harder to use than Velcro. However, based on the fact that I've owned a set nearly identical, perfectly-working roof-rack tie-down straps for 25 years, and based on the fact that the Velcro on my 6-year-old Nordica Dobermann boots barely sticks anymore, I can pretty much guarantee superior longevity of the Salomon straps.

Boots are a personal thing and a boot shape that works for one person's foot and calf shape, may not work well for another person's foot and calf shape. I have a pretty standard foot width & shape, with a calf-shape that is more ham-shaped than baseball-bat shaped. The following comments are therefore relative to my foot & calf shape.

Some reviewers complained that these boots are too tight around the calf-- and for me they were, but ONLY if you leave the buckles attached in their mid-range holes. The upper two pairs of buckles can be (unbolted) and moved to any of three sets of holes in the shell. By default they're in the middle set of holes-- which were too tight for my calves. Once I moved the buckles to the looser set of holes, the boot cuffs fit my calves nicely.

For the last 16 years or so, I've perennially gotten terrible toe-bang from my appropriately-sized Nordica Grand Prix boots and my downsized, custom-fit Dobermanns-- bruising if not losing my big toenails-- even though I've always had custom-orthotic foot beds. (I just tried on a pair of Nordica Girish Pros and had the same problem.) However, the Salomon X3 130 CS boots hold my foot so snugly in place that I can't really move my foot forward and jam my big toe into the shells. I'm really hopeful that my big toenails will remain pink this year.

Unlike any of the three aforementioned Nordica's I get no heel lift with the Salomon X3s. The heel pocket in the shell and liner work nicely to keep my foot secured snugly to the foot board. Should be nice.

The Salomon X3s are supposed to be heat moldable but I'm not sure that I'll bother since they already fit so well.

I'm not thrilled about the white color but it's not as bad as I thought, and they're kinda cool in a Star Wars stormtrooper sorta way. Anyway, for this kind of fit and quality, I can live with any color boot... except maybe pink.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product Returned

Ok

Ok

Reviewed by 31 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-30

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Great Boot!

By 

from Taos Ski Valley, NM

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Highly Adjustable
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Difficult Entry & Exit

Best Uses

  • Downhill

Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

Very adjustable, and absolutely unbeatable for the price!! I bought them for a friend, and after getting them worked on by the Bootdocter's a bit he loves them.

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

Salomon is a great fit

By 

from Missoula, MT

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Racing

    Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    I like a stiff boot and Salomon has always made great race/downhill boot for hard chargers like myself.

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

    Custom Fit Race Boots

    By 

    from Telluride

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Customizable Fit
    • Heat Molding On Shell
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Quality Construction
    • Race Fit

    Cons

    • Not Warm

    Best Uses

    • Racing

    Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

    For expert/race oriented skiers with wide forefoot and narrow heels, this boot makes boot fitting easy. If you know how to heat mold a boot, this can be done at home, or your local Salomon shop can assist.
    These boots ski as well as any of the top line race boots, without shin bang or other issues. This is my second pair.

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

    Grab it.

    By 

    from Upstate NY

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

      So far, so good!

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

      High quality. Snug fit.

      By 

      from Sunny, CA

      About Me Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Highly Adjustable
      • No Heel-lift
      • No Toe-bang
      • Quality Construction
      • Stiff Performance-flex

      Cons

      • No Rubber Sole
      • White

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

      I bought the Salomon X3 130 CS boots downsized one full-size from my normal shoe size (26.5 to 25.5) for more of a performance fit. They will replace my aging downsized, custom-fit Nordica Dobermann Pro 130s-- both of which cracked on a very cold day after about 6 years (~45 days/year) of use. I haven't skied on them yet, so I can't comment on their on-mountain performance, but after reading some of the other reviews here, I thought that I might be able to provide some helpful information to prospective buyers, based on my trying them on about 3 times and examining them.

      The shells seem to be constructed very well and are made of a hard plastic (not a soft plastic like you'll find on many transparent boots).

      The liners seems to be VERY high quality with an imitation leather-like cuff and just the right amount of shock-absorbance in the shin. It seems to be the highest quality liner that I've ever had in the last 30+ years of skiing. They seem like they'd be of average warmth-- and certainly a lot warmer than my cold, sock-thin Dobermann liners.

      Having put a Salomon X3 130 CS on one foot and a Dobermann Pro 130 on the other foot and flexing them, I'd say that they both felt equivalent in flex-- which is good if that's what you're looking for. I'm a 52-year-old 45-day-per-year, Squaw Valley pass holder who skis very aggressively almost exclusively on the steeps, whether bumped or not. I prefer that kind of stiff flex to control the skis-- though it's not for everybody as it can result in some shin bang.

      The shells seems very durably constructed. There are Allen-wrench-adjustable canting adjustments at the ankles. The boots come with optional inserts (and bolts) for forward-camber, heel lifters, and (I think) forward-flex stiffeners. The buckles are very adjustable and easy to use. The Velcro shin strap has a strap-clamping spring-loaded "buckle" that is a bit harder to use than Velcro. However, based on the fact that I've owned a set nearly identical, perfectly-working roof-rack tie-down straps for 25 years, and based on the fact that the Velcro on my 6-year-old Nordica Dobermann boots barely sticks anymore, I can pretty much guarantee superior longevity of the Salomon straps.

      Boots are a personal thing and a boot shape that works for one person's foot and calf shape, may not work well for another person's foot and calf shape. I have a pretty standard foot width & shape, with a calf-shape that is more ham-shaped than baseball-bat shaped. The following comments are therefore relative to my foot & calf shape.

      Some reviewers complained that these boots are too tight around the calf-- and for me they were, but ONLY if you leave the buckles attached in their mid-range holes. The upper two pairs of buckles can be (unbolted) and moved to any of three sets of holes in the shell. By default they're in the middle set of holes-- which were too tight for my calves. Once I moved the buckles to the looser set of holes, the boot cuffs fit my calves nicely.

      For the last 16 years or so, I've perennially gotten terrible toe-bang from my appropriately-sized Nordica Grand Prix boots and my downsized, custom-fit Dobermanns-- bruising if not losing my big toenails-- even though I've always had custom-orthotic foot beds. (I just tried on a pair of Nordica Girish Pros and had the same problem.) However, the Salomon X3 130 CS boots hold my foot so snugly in place that I can't really move my foot forward and jam my big toe into the shells. I'm really hopeful that my big toenails will remain pink this year.

      Unlike any of the three aforementioned Nordica's I get no heel lift with the Salomon X3s. The heel pocket in the shell and liner work nicely to keep my foot secured snugly to the foot board. Should be nice.

      The Salomon X3s are supposed to be heat moldable but I'm not sure that I'll bother since they already fit so well.

      I'm not thrilled about the white color but it's not as bad as I thought, and they're kinda cool in a Star Wars stormtrooper sorta way. Anyway, for this kind of fit and quality, I can live with any color boot... except maybe pink.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt delivery. Excellent customer service.

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

      Good Boot!!!

      By 

      from Copper Mnt., CO

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Custom Fit Shell
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Racing

        Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

        At first entry and exit of the boot was difficult, but I soon learned the there was a way of spreading the plastic that made it much easier to slip on and off.

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

        Great purchase

        By 

        from Fernie, BC

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Warm

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Racing

        Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

        It's always a roll of the dice buying boots online, but these fit perfectly out of the box. It helps that ski boots have a specific last size. Great boots, just a little cold in the frigid temps. compared to other ski boots.

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

        I would recommend to my friends

        By 

        from Syracuse, NY

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Racing

          Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

          I needed a ski boot that would give me race performance but comfort for recreational skiing and this ski boot does the job.

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

          Great boot

          By 

          from Bailey colorado

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Racing

            Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

            It's an amazing boot. I was skiing in copper mountain back country great stiff boot for the rougher runs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love this boot

            By 

            from Carson City, NV

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Buckles Easily
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Racing

              Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

              This boot can be customized to buyer specifications which is highly desirable. It is very comfortable for a 130 flex boot. This is my third pair of Salomon boots, which seem to fit me well, and when I saw them on sale for such a low price, I couldn't pass them up!

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

              Awesome machines

              By 

              from northeast

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Aggressive Skiing

                Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                I like the fit, feel and performance of the Salomon X3 CS boots so much that I have two pairs. 120s for cold winter temperatures and 130s, which were purchased later, for warm spring conditions when the plastics get softer. Also, evo service, the best.

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

                Awesome Boot, amazingly responsive!!!

                By 

                from Adirondacks Mountains

                About Me Expert

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Power Strap Lock

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Racing

                  Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                  Get them to a shop to have them heat mold the custom shell to your foot and have them canted to your stance. They have been a great addition to my carving arsenal.

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

                  GREAT BOOTS, GREAT PRICE

                  By 

                  from OGDEN,UT

                  About Me Expert

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Best Fit Ever
                  • Buckles Easily
                  • Comfortable
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Retains Warmth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Downhill
                    • Racing

                    Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                    VERY PRECICE TURNING W/THESE. ALL DAY COMFORT.

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

                    Insufficient Volume

                    By 

                    from Lake Placid New York

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Highly Adjustable
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult Entry & Exit

                    Best Uses

                    • Downhill
                    • Racing

                    Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                    Fantastic boot. I so wanted them to fit, but alas there was insufficient volume instep through ankle. A great deal on a great boot for "normal" feet. The search for a good high volume high end boot continues...

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels too narrow
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Salomon X3

                    By 

                    from Santa Fe, New Mexico

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Buckles Easily
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy Custom Shop Fit
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Racing

                      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                      Use the boots for racing or high speed days. A strong boot with a nice stiff flex.

                      I need a wider toe box and the custom fit option on this boot works really well. I did need to take it into a local shop for heating and it cost me some extra, but once heated and formed it fits really well. A very comfortable boot.

                      Only negative is on a really cold day it can get cold in the toe.

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

                      Excellent boots

                      By 

                      from Cadillac, MI

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Buckles Easily
                      • Comfortable
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Downhill

                        Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                        Again, great fitting boots.

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

                        "Buy it now don't wait'

                        By 

                        from Chamonix France

                        About Me Expert

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Entry & Exit

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill

                          Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                          girls like white it matches my out fit and skis good as well

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

                          Great Service

                          By 

                          from Northeast

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • A Bit Too Stiff For Me

                          Best Uses

                          • Racing

                          Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                          This is an excellent boot in every way. Just a little too stiff for my purposes. Subsequently purchase a pair Solomon X3 120 CS boots. Perfect. EVO service also perfect.

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

                          Great Fit with good adjustment in buckle

                          By 

                          from Seattle Washington

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Highly Adjustable
                          • Quality Construction
                          • Retains Warmth

                          Cons

                          • Difficult Entry & Exit

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill

                          Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                          MAinly for alpine use . These boots hold up well with my new big skis. Great in the deep . The 130 designation seems too stiff for the actual performance .
                          I think these are more like 120s . The moldable panels worked great once the boot was cooked in the oven . I had the Evo boot specialist do this . I don't recommend trying this at home. Great deal for a high performance boot.
                          Thanks EVO

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

                          Great Boot. Perfect for the expert.

                          By 

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Downhill

                            Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                            These boots are fantastic. A great boot for the expert, aggressive all mountain skier. The boots are light weight and are very responsive. The Solomon Race Fit inner is very comfortable. The boots can also be customized at the shop for a more precise fit if necessary. They will require break-in, so prepare accordingly.

                            I will be using these for years to come.

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

                            Great Boot Great Price

                            By 

                            from Texas / Alberta

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Buckles Easily
                            • Comfortable
                            • Highly Adjustable
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                            • Difficult Entry & Exit

                            Best Uses

                            • Downhill
                            • Racing

                            Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                            The custom shells were money. The boots widened out to fit my foot.

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

                            Awesome Boots

                            By 

                            from Providence

                            About Me Expert

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Buckles Easily
                            • Highly Adjustable
                            • Low Instep
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Snug fit

                            Cons

                            • Thin Liner Colder Feet

                            Best Uses

                            • Bro-ing Down
                            • Downhill

                            Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                            I use this boot to go all over the mountain. It's got a nice snug fit, and works well with my low-instep feet. I wear a size 11 running shoe and went with 28.5. It's a good length shell fit without excessive toe bang. Getting the boots heat molded is a must, they start super narrow in the forefoot but are awesome after molding. Put them in the oven for ten minutes at 100 C (wear gloves), then wear them around at the loosest buckle setting for four minutes. Finish by cooling them off with water or ice packs. Sturdy buckles and allover quality construction too. The toe and heel plates aren't replaceable, which might be a bummer for some people. The liner is thinner for a performance fit. If you have cold toes you might not be a big fan.

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

                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Product Returned

                            By 

                            from Parker CO

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Difficult Entry & Exit

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill

                              Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                              Ok

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels full size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels too narrow
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              4.0

                              Outstanding boot+++

                              By 

                              from Medford. OR

                              About Me Expert

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Highly Adjustable
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Retains Warmth

                              Cons

                              • Difficult Entry & Exit

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill
                              • Racing

                              Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                              An excellent boot, extremely comfortable for a boot rated at 130 stiffness, make sure to break them in before you get to the lifts.
                              Have a very long range of adjustability to make sure you are comfy.
                              Only problem so far is that it takes some time to entry and exit the boots since they are so stiff.
                              Overall is a great product!

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

                              Good boot - not my foot

                              By 

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Expert

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                                    I returned the boot simply because another boot (another make) fit my foot better. The price was great on this and was my runner-up boot after lots of looking.

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

                                    best bargain ever !!

                                    By 

                                    from new york

                                    About Me Expert

                                    Pros

                                    • Buckles Easily
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Highly Adjustable
                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill

                                      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                                      just one word : AMAZING !!l

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Enjoyably Powerful

                                      By 

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      About Me Expert

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Buckles Easily
                                      • Good flex
                                      • Keeps Heel In Tight
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult Entry & Exit
                                      • Not Warm

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill
                                      • Racing

                                      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                                      This is a quality race boot. The custom shell really works, I have a 101mm last and these widened up from a 98. I use this boot for down hill and they provide excellent power control and you can really put your weight into the boots (Im 205 lbs).

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

                                      Incredible Boots!!

                                      By 

                                      from Marina del Rey, CA

                                      About Me Advanced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Highly Adjustable
                                      • Quality Construction
                                      • Retains Warmth

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult Entry & Exit

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill
                                      • Racing

                                      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                                      I live these boots, but more so I'm really impressed with the customer service of evo. Buying boots online is tough, evo made it a very easy transaction and the boots fit perfectly!

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

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      nice fit

                                      By 

                                      from clifton park new york

                                      About Me Expert

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Buckles Easily
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easy On When Warm
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Hard To Remove When Cold

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill

                                      Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                                      better liner than x3 120

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

                                      Fit for a King

                                      By 

                                      from Santa Barbara, Ca

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Downhill
                                        • Racing

                                        Comments about Salomon X3 130 CS Ski Boots 2012:

                                        After skiing in my Salomon Course 130mm shell for the last 10 years the time has come to get new paws. Fortunately for me the X-130 CS is almost an identical last only WAY better, narrower in the bottom and closer to the leg up top, same bomb proof buckle system and the linner is way easier to get yout foot in an out without dislocating your thumbs. I have flat feet, so the only adjustment I made was plug the heel wedge into the foot board and add my orthodics. These boots blew me way right out of the gate. Gates, moguls, pow, crud, put them through the gambit at Mammoth the past couple of days. If you looking for an all day every day top end performance boot that you won't lose tonenails over, this is it, they are so responsive I can rip on them with just the power strap ! the flex is identical to my old boots but smoother. I'm 6' 180lbs and I go the deal of the century from EVO !!!! Still pinching myself.

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

                                        Displaying reviews 1-30

                                        Back to top

                                        Previous | Next »

                                        Other Notes
                                        Salomon products can only be shipped within the United States