A hard-charger for big mountain ladies.
You've been skiing as hard and fast as any dude for long enough, so it's about time boot manufacturers made a women's boot that stands up to the rigors and abuse as well as any men's big mountain boot. The Women's Waymaker Carbon 100 Ski Boot from Atomic does all that while still maintaining a women-specific fit and feel. Carbon spines through the shell and cuff add rigidity and increase responsiveness on the mountain. The 101mm last width is roomy enough that you won't feel as if you need to lose a toe but still performance-oriented enough so won't feel like you're sliding around on an ice rink all day. To help keep you out there during cold snaps and early mornings, Atomic used its Gold liner that features 3M Thinsulate Platinum synthetic insulation for enhanced warmth. Three buckles securely hold your feet in place, and the DIN-certified, rubber-lugged soles securely hold your feet on the ground while you walk through the parking lot or hike to your favorite powder stashes.
- 100 flex index
- 101mm last width
- Atomic Gold liner with 3M Thinsulate insulation
- Carbon Spine
- Live Fit shell
- Walk mode
- Item #ATO004Q
- Q & A
Atomic Waymaker Carbon 100
OK, my main issue is that the size (length) seemed to run extremely small. Making this boot feel like a low volume boot. I'm normally a 22.5 boot which is a womens shoe size 5.5 to size 6. And when shell sizing this boot, my toes were touching the shell. Yikes, bad sign.
On this 22.5 boot the shell size is 267mm compared to another brand's 22.5 with the same last, their (lange) boot was 276mm. I would suggest sizing up on these because even if these get packed out, the shell is much smaller.
I'm ordering the 23.5 & to see how this size stands up.
PS> I love the 3 buckle design!