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Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012

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Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012: The Tecnica Demon 100 with Air Shell is dialed in for intermediate to advanced skiers. A top performance boot that offers excellent fit and comfort like a Snuggie, the Demon 100 features the performance characteristics of the Mach 5, but is still forgiving enough to let you ride till last chair. Make the Tecnica Demon 100 full yours thanks to the fine tune capabilities of Air Shell technology.

Product Details

Liner

EVA and Polyurethane Foam

Additional Features

A Hook-and-Loop Fastener Spoiler in the back of the cuff allows you to easily adjust the spoiler for personalization. Move it in different positions or remove it altogether for a better fit.

You won’t need heat pads either if you have cold feet, because the air in the bladders from the Air Shell will also work as an insulator enhancing warmth.

Flex and Fit

Medium Flex

The Air Shell offers a fast and instantaneous custom fit enhancement that can be done anytime, anywhere. An air bladder is placed between the liner and the shell, extending around the heel pocket to the forfoot area. Inflation and deflation pumps are on a panel on the spine of the boot.

The cuff catches can easily be moved to fit a variety of leg shapes. The catches have can be positioned in a range of 4mm: 22mm forward and 22mm back.

The Hinged instep catch allows for easy adjustments, creating better pressure distribution and closure.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Ski Boot Flex: Stiff
  • Flex Index: 100
  • Forefoot Width: 100 mm
  • Number of Buckles: 4
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

Reviews

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Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (14)
  • Retains warmth (13)
  • Buckles easily (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Highly adjustable (9)

Cons

  • Difficult entry & exit (6)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      82% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Top notch fit & performance

5'8" 165 lb, 35 yr old, strong, hard charger, ski a mix of everything out here on the West Coast. These boots fit well right out of the box with my...Read complete review

5'8" 165 lb, 35 yr old, strong, hard charger, ski a mix of everything out here on the West Coast. These boots fit well right out of the box with my Superfeet insoles swapped in. Like most boots, the stock insoles leave much to be desired. I have a duck-like flat foot for my left, and a low rise arch for my right foot. Lucky me! My previous boots, Rossi Squad Sensors, needed to be punched out so my navicular bones wouldn't rub/swell. Even after several punches, they still tore my feet up anytime I was in them for 4+ hours. Other than swapping insoles, I have done nothing custom to these boots and they're outstanding, fit wise. No punches or custom work needed. I regularly ski 6-8 hours with no issues at all. I wear a size 9-9.5 running shoe and the 25.5 fits quite well, if not just slightly big. Once the liners pack out, I'll probably need volume reducers or aftermarket liners to maintain complete control -even with the air bladders (which are awesome BTW). I'd say that for most people, the liners will last 1- 2 seasons before they start to pack out. The boots are stiff for a 100 flex rating, but not to they point where you have too work too hard. My prior boots had a 90 flex rating and these are considerably stiffer. They actually make my prior boots feel like park boots from a flex perspective. The rubber soles are a welcome change from the hard plastic slip 'n slide death machines of old. One walk around the resort & you'll be wondering what you've been doing all these years. Two complaints: 1) The quick instep feature seems to wear down pretty easily. I have about 40 hours in these boots & the outside portion of the quick instep is pretty worn. I'm actually considering bringing them in to see if it's a defect. 2) The liner instep has an upper & lower portion of plastic. They are not connected, so if you tightly buckle down the instep, the liner plastic can 'dig in' to your foot. This may not happen for everyone, but I have sprinters/cyclists calves and skinny ankles. The result is painful at times but I've found a fix in buffer layer of neoprene, but other fairly dense padding would work well too. To me, the many positives of the boots certainly outweigh the negatives. Nothing factory made is every going to fit everyone's feet perfectly. All in all, these boots are game-changers and I can't imagine a better bang for your buck. Pick 'em up!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

tecnica demon

i could only rate these a 2 star because i never got to ski with them.. i'm a 26 mondo. i tried the demon in 25.5 and was too small..then i ordered...Read complete review

i could only rate these a 2 star because i never got to ski with them.. i'm a 26 mondo. i tried the demon in 25.5 and was too small..then i ordered the 26 and the left boot felt a bit large while the right boot had a defect..it couldn't hold air. so i returned them and chose to look for a different boot..i've owned the tecnica icon from years past and they fit great but i can't give a thumbs up for these demons.. but that's just me..

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5.0

Top notch fit & performance

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Warm

Best Uses

  • Downhill

Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

5'8" 165 lb, 35 yr old, strong, hard charger, ski a mix of everything out here on the West Coast. These boots fit well right out of the box with my Superfeet insoles swapped in. Like most boots, the stock insoles leave much to be desired. I have a duck-like flat foot for my left, and a low rise arch for my right foot. Lucky me! My previous boots, Rossi Squad Sensors, needed to be punched out so my navicular bones wouldn't rub/swell. Even after several punches, they still tore my feet up anytime I was in them for 4+ hours. Other than swapping insoles, I have done nothing custom to these boots and they're outstanding, fit wise. No punches or custom work needed. I regularly ski 6-8 hours with no issues at all. I wear a size 9-9.5 running shoe and the 25.5 fits quite well, if not just slightly big. Once the liners pack out, I'll probably need volume reducers or aftermarket liners to maintain complete control -even with the air bladders (which are awesome BTW). I'd say that for most people, the liners will last 1- 2 seasons before they start to pack out. The boots are stiff for a 100 flex rating, but not to they point where you have too work too hard. My prior boots had a 90 flex rating and these are considerably stiffer. They actually make my prior boots feel like park boots from a flex perspective. The rubber soles are a welcome change from the hard plastic slip 'n slide death machines of old. One walk around the resort & you'll be wondering what you've been doing all these years. Two complaints: 1) The quick instep feature seems to wear down pretty easily. I have about 40 hours in these boots & the outside portion of the quick instep is pretty worn. I'm actually considering bringing them in to see if it's a defect. 2) The liner instep has an upper & lower portion of plastic. They are not connected, so if you tightly buckle down the instep, the liner plastic can 'dig in' to your foot. This may not happen for everyone, but I have sprinters/cyclists calves and skinny ankles. The result is painful at times but I've found a fix in buffer layer of neoprene, but other fairly dense padding would work well too. To me, the many positives of the boots certainly outweigh the negatives. Nothing factory made is every going to fit everyone's feet perfectly. All in all, these boots are game-changers and I can't imagine a better bang for your buck. Pick 'em up!

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

great boot

By 

from Vail, CO

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Construction
  • Retains Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

    This boot is way better than earlier models, better liner, air fit is nice too!

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

    Great for the advancing skier!

    By 

    from Georgetown, CO

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Difficult Entry & Exit

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

    I bought these boots for my 12 year old son who is advanced/almost expert. They are much better than the 70 flex boots he had before. For him they are stiff enough even to race, but not so stiff that he can't manage in softer snow or bumps.

    The difficult entry is normal considering the boot flex. If my son were bigger and stronger he probably would have an easier time.

    • 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

    high hopes

    By 

    from Staten Island, NY

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Retains Warmth

    Cons

    • The Feel A Bit Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

    havent used them yet bc i ordered them very late in the season and its be ridiculously warm here in the northeast. Good things are easy entry/exit, good quality and fully adjustable buckles. Then only negative i can point to is that they feel a little heavy.

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

    Great comfort and customization

    By 

    from San Jose

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Comfortable
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Retains Warmth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

      Great pair of boots. The air pumps give you quick customization of your fit, so if you want a tighter fit for some more difficult terrain, a few pumps and you're ready to go. Let all the air out for a more roomy ride going up the lifts or down some gentle slopes.

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

      Good boot but a little snug

      By 

      from Tustin,ca

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Cheap Adjustable
      • Medium Flex
      • Nice looking
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Snug On The Inner Arch

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

      Good reasonable priced boot for all mountain use. A little tight in the arch. Needed to use hair dryer to stretch it out a little. Performance is good. Looks good and seemed warm enough.

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

      Nice Boots. Does as advertised

      By 

      from Saratoga, NY

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Retains Warmth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

        I have only skied 3 times in the boots but so far all is well. The boots felt a little wide( I have med. to narrow feet) but thicker socks and the air pump fixed that.My old boots are an 80 flex and the 100 fles is a big improvement.

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

        Excellent Boot

        By 

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

          Easy to get on and off
          Lots of fine tuning adjustments
          Air shell allows for a nice fit around your foot
          Perfect Stiffness for advanced to expert

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

          EVO's great deal

          By 

          from Vail, CO

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Boot
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction
          • Retains Warmth

          Cons

          • Slight Buckle Problem

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Good All Mountain Boot

          Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

          EVO sold these at a great price!

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          tecnica demon

          By 

          from hood river, oregon

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                i could only rate these a 2 star because i never got to ski with them.. i'm a 26 mondo. i tried the demon in 25.5 and was too small..then i ordered the 26 and the left boot felt a bit large while the right boot had a defect..it couldn't hold air. so i returned them and chose to look for a different boot..i've owned the tecnica icon from years past and they fit great but i can't give a thumbs up for these demons.. but that's just me..

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

                Great Boot

                By 

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill

                  Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                  I love this boot. Many reviews say this boot has a tough entry and exit, not true. Even the first time I slipped these on they went on and off easy. I have only skied on these for 4 hours or so, but the fit and comfort is tremendous. The adjustable air bladder allows you to snug the fit up for those blazing downhill runs.

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

                  Great boot, highly adjustable

                  By 

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Entry & Exit

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill

                  Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                  Mainly downhill skier, occasionally park, these boots are highly adjustable and easy to tighten up by either buckling further or using the air pump system. Occasionally these get a little too tight and can cut off the circulation to my feet, but thats mainly when I am really tightening them up. They feel a little heavy in my opinion but they seem well built. Overall great product.

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

                  Great ski boots, great value!

                  By 

                  from Breckenridge, Colorado

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Entry & Exit

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill

                  Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                  I love these boots!

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

                  Pump em up!

                  By 

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Entry & Exit

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill

                  Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                  Excellent! Remind me of my Shaq Attaq sneakers with the Reebok Pump system that I owned in the 90's.

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

                  Great Boots

                  By 

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Buckles Easily
                  • Comfortable
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Retains Warmth

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Entry & Exit

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                    Great boots, extremely comfortable. A little difficult to get into when I had first got them but now they are easier to get on.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Great next step up boot

                    By 

                    from Snohomish, WA

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Buckles Easily
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy Entry & Exit
                    • Retains Warmth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Downhill
                      • Racing

                      Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                      These boots were a great steup to a stiffer flex level. They are definitely stiffer than a lower end intermeidate boot, but are still comfortable for being out and about all day - the air pump adjustments help tighten the fit as neede very well and are convenient when making adjustments.

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

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      wide foot beware

                      By 

                      from wisconsin

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult Entry & Exit

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tecnica Demon 100 Air Shell Ski Boots 2012:

                          Obviously I had to return these boots because they were too narrow and small. I am supposedly a 25.5 but my toes were crammed once I got them on. If you have wide feet this is not your boot. I ordered a 105mm forefoot and also a 26.5 boot and all good. Boot looks great but for narrow feet and go one full size up. Gave it 3 stars cause the boot looks sweet and the air would be good if it fit. My bad for ordering a narrow boot for wide feet!

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

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