Finally a stiff boot that won't force you to take a break after every three runs.
Usually, a boot with a flex-rating of 130 and a 97mm last would automatically conjure up images of obscure medieval torture devices in your mind. But thanks to Lange's Control Fit technology and high-density liner, the RX 130 LV Ski Boot delivers the performance you crave in a surprisingly comfortable package. If you're a big-mountain charger who's looking for stiff boot with a snug heel, the RX 130 might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
- Built with 130-rated flex, this ultra-stiff boot is designed to maximize energy transfer for precise control at high speeds
- The 97mm RX Pro last provides a race-inspired fit for instant responsiveness
- Control Fit RL3 liner provides a high-density padding to reduce pressure points and is thermomoldable so you can dial in a precise fit
- Engineered with Control Fit tech to provide an anatomically contoured heel cup, a tapered mid-foot zone, and an asymmetrical toe box for a more natural feel and improved circulation
- A four-degree ramp angle moves your center of mass over the middle of your foot for increased control in variable conditions
- Ultra Grip soles provide sure-footed traction on the tram deck or the side-country boot pack
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Lange RX 130 LV Ski Boot - Men's
Great boot, but many fitment issues
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After finally getting this boot tweaked, I can say that I'm happy with it. First season in these boots was rough, but the past year my feet were happy.
I have a very high instep. When trying on these boots, that did not seem to be an issue, however after a few days on the mountain, I could not bear the pain. Sadly, the boot shop grinding them to death, and now i have a hole in the shell at the top of the instep. Regardless, they finally fit well despite still clamping down on the dorsal pedis artery, which will cause my feet to get super cold and numb after a half day session. I would probably look elsewhere if you have a high instep. My prior boot was the Atomic WC130s which were somehow way more comfy. These boots are great for backcountry and can really suck up some newtons in a drop. Still super responsive and stiff for excellent shredding. I will continue to suck up the pain in order to enjoy these boots. (also note, they look super sick, so that helps dull the pain)
Have skiied close to 50 days in these boots and have no real complaints. Are incredibly responsive and are great for bombing down pretty much any slope out there. I have had issues with shinbang when i take them in the park or drop big rocks all day. These boots are not made to be skied in the park and would not recommend them if you leave the ground more then few times a day. Even small kickers on the groomers can produce a nasty shin bruise. I just got boosterstraps to replace the power strap and that has helped the boots flex when coming down on a hard landing while still giving me excellent control and confidence at high speeds. Overall excellent boots for an all mountain skier who skies fast and with a great deal of power.
The 130 flex or 97mm last is better for
more people than appears in black and white. I have a narrow heel and wider 6th toe area. Basically a duck foot with a higher instep. Actually sized down from a 27.5 to a 26.5 with my street shoe size being 9-9.5...the stock liner is very good with the best stock ankle pocket I have been in. However I went with a "Conformable" foam liner and most important a foamed tongue. This gives you extra finesse and power at the top of the turn. Currently running a small bit of wedge or lift under the conformable on the zeppa footbed. The power strap should not scare you as it aids smoothing out the flex and gap in lost sensitivity again at the top of the turn. You feel the terrain better this way and it is more absorbive or compliant. Progressive power now with a nice vibram shock absorbing heel and toe piece for walking. FYI I am 165lbs
- Gender: Male
First of all....Backcountry Rocks! They have been great with me. They have been extremely nice, helpful, and informative. I can't say enough good things about this site/store.
These are slightly different than the RS 130's. The RS 130's have a slightly stiffer flex and seem slightly more performance based. These rock, have rubber bottoms, and look really cool. I wish they fit my feet better, as they are straight bomber, kick a$$ boots. I would definitely recommend them.
These are A + boots for anyone with low to medium arch feet. The heel hold, flex, and look is top notch.
However, I have high arch and high instep feet. These did not work for me, as my toes had the tendency to curl back and not sit flat. I believe the instep was too low and did not allow my foot to sit properly; especially with custom Sidas insoles.
I am now extremely happy with the Dalbello Krypton Pro's. Dalbello and Full Tilt seem to fit my instep better than other company. I believe the real key is the new mold for 2013 and the Intuition Liner. It allows my feet to be tight in the shell, but have proper heel hold, toe room, and comfort. I still have to break them in, as they are tight, but they maintain proper circulation and hold.
High Performance Meets Comfort
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought the Lange RX 130 LV late last season and managed to get in 6 or 8 days with them on the mountain. My impression this far is very positive.
When the boot fitter suggested I try the low volume version I laughed-- at 5'10" and 190lbs, I'm no light weight and have relatively beefy feet. I tried and was pleasantly surprised. The fit was better out of the box than my previous boots with custom work.The heel pocket hold is exceptional and that is what I was really after. I may still need to slightly open the 6th toe area on one foot, but the initial fit is great.
I do think the Lange Control Fit liner is about the best I've encountered. The feel is firm and close without pinching or hot spots.The fit between shell and liner is remarkable.
Having used these boots in some sloppy spring conditions, I haven't experienced the leaking that other reviewers have mentioned.
The boots offer great comfort and precise, smooth power transfer to my skis. Flex is predictable and progressive. The 130 flex shouldn't scare off anyone who skis aggressively and is not a lightweight--although I haven't tried them in really cold temps where they are said to stiffen up. Anyone who complains about these boots being tough to get in and out of must be used to skiing in bedroom slippers. They're just fine.
Overall, I'm very pleased with these boots and am very excited to get back in them in 2012-13. They may even deserve 5 stars, I simply haven't used them yet in enough varied conditions to give them all 5.
I've worn various Langes in the past and am well aware of the old reputation for high performance at the price of comfort. This boot (the whole RS/RX line) is a game changer for Lange.
I´ve got Lagne freeride boots from 2007,...
I´ve got Lagne freeride boots from 2007, they destroy my ankle after few hours of skiing. What about this one? Is there someone who knows difference between 2012 and old models in ankle room?
All new liners in this boot line. Very different. Low friction materials prevent rubbing and hot spots.
There are way better boots....
Two stars cause they ski and look good. Minus three stars for: 1-They leak like a sieve. 2- It is like pulling your foot out of a beartrap at the end of the day. 3- Worst of all is the really inconsistent flex as a function of temperature. Cold days below 20 or so they flex like a 130. On warm days they ski like a 90. I'm warranteeing them for leakage at the end of the year and will probably go with Technica Infernos.
Is the 25 and the 25.5 the same shell ?...
Is the 25 and the 25.5 the same shell ? or is the 25.5 and the 26 the same shell?
Yes, the 25 and 25.5 share the same shell.
Could be a Great Boot, BUT .....
Have skied a total of 5 days on new RX 130 Langes. If they didn't leak so much they would be a great boot, BUT they leak! The Whistler shop I bought them from says, "that's what they do, and you can fix it by putting a piece of duct tape across the toe or inserting a strip of silicon on the inside of the boot". What kind of #^&* is that for a company that's been making ski boots for as long as Lange? Ski boots are meant for use in snow conditions and should not leak. When you purchase new ski boots, you shouldn't be expected to have to add duct tape or silicone, so that you can survive the day in them! Am I alone in expecting Lange to provide a boot that stays dry?
Best Boots Ive Owned
These are my first pair of 130 flex boots that have actually been comfortable all day. They ski like a race boot and fit like 90 flex all mountain boot. I have normal width foot and the fit is perfect. Great buckles and overall high quality design. They also look awesome. The replaceable vibram sole is also a really nice touch. Boots are a tough thing to reccomend, but if the fit is right, then definitely get these boots.
RX 130 LV
So is this the Pro (97) or non-Pro...
So is this the Pro (97) or non-Pro (100)?
They are the Pro (97)
Tried them all, these are the best.
As someone who has tried pretty much every boot on the market in the last 6 or 7 years, I can say this is hands down the best boot ever made for people who like to freeride and demand fit, performance, and comfort. I am almost in disbelief at how good this boot is because I thought it was impossible to have a boot fit and ski as well as this does and not be exceedingly uncomfortable and cold. I have a couple days skiing in them and I barely have to unbuckle them when I'm not skiing they feel so good. The liners are super good quality and don't seem to break down and pack out. They don't need to, these boots already have the best heel pocket i've ever felt. They fit tight in all the right places and yet I can wiggle my toes around (so they are reasonably warm!) I am just wearing them straight out of the box, no mods or work (like ever other boot I have ever worn), just my regular custom footbeds. I can sprint in these with the nice vibram soles too! Flex is a legit 130, not so stiff that they don't flex at all, they just have excellent rebound and power.
Worth noting- looks like they updated the info here from the old inaccurate beta that the previous reviewer indicated regarding the last. The last is in fact 97mm, not 98 though. It is not uber narrow in the forefoot as one might think with a 97mm last, just regular narrow like most boots in the 98mm range. Actually I have to punch out my 6th toe on most 98mm lasted boots and I don't think I will have to on these. They fit tight like a glove in all the right places around the heel, ankle and instep though.
I have been going back and forth with Race boots that I had to do a lot of work on and freeride boots that were CS race/98mm last and fit in all the wrong places or had other performance issues over the last several years. I have tried enough to know good a good thing when I see it. These are hand down the best boots I've ever skied!
First day in them today. The LV last is not a narrow boot by any means. My forefoot had a tremendous amount of room in it even after dropping a full shell size. I keep thinking the boot is misprinted and I ended up with the 100mm last. Thinking about a thicker sock after the first day, odd. Great performance, might want to add a booster instead of the strap that comes on it. Very stiff indeed!!!! I already popped a rivet out of the back to soften it up a notch and may pop the other one out depending on what it does after a few more times skiing. Warmer than my ghosts, still hard to get on and off when cold though. Made my skis even that much better.
Product description inaccurate
The RX130's that Backcountry.com sells are the Low Volume (L.V.) 97's. The information hasn't been updated it appears, but these are not the 100 last-width that are being sold. Kind of a bummer for me. Kick ass boot though if you have a narrower foot.
If you need a stiff hard charging boot look no further. I was skeptical at first getting put into a pair of langes, i remember back as a grom having a pair of langes and would dread putting them on. Not anymore. Its hard getting in and out of them but i couldn't ask for more control of the ski. I come from a freestyle background and if your charging in the park you may want to look into a bit softer flex than these, Ive moved onto bigger skis and deeper snow and would recommend them to anyone who's foot fits them
Hello..could you confirm 326 is the BSL...
Hello..could you confirm 326 is the BSL for a size 28.5? Thank you..
The sole length for the 27.5 is 316, so I assume the 28.5 is 326.
How accurate are these last settings? I...
How accurate are these last settings? I tried on the 25.5s, and they were the biggest size 25 shell I've ever put on. My packed out size 26 AT boots have a tighter fit.
I agree, I went down a shell size vs my ghosts and skied in them for the first time today. I bought the LV boot and i have to tell you that it's forefoot is huge in comparison to my 97 lasted Ghost. My sock is very thin so I will easily be able to put a light cushion sock on which is appealing. My ankle and heal was rock solid and that is what counts but I keep thinking that I have a misprinted boot. If this is a LV shell I can't imagine who can wear the normal last. Great performance but very stiff!! I came home and pulled one of the rivets out to soften it up a notch. I'm a very aggresive expert skier but not quite sure I need it that stiff.
It fits a little wide for a 97 last in the forefoot. (the Ghosts are supposed to be a 98 btw, not a 97, yet these are roomier across the metatarsal). The fit everywhere else is ROCK SOLID as tmac noted. They fit tight in all the right places!