LIZ KUZ

LIZ KUZ

Salt Lake City, Utah

LIZ KUZ's Passions

Snowboarding
Biking
Skiing

LIZ KUZ's Bio

Senior Art Director at Backcountry.com

LIZ KUZ

LIZ KUZwrote a review of on October 16, 2015

4 5

Just to give a heads up before you read this review, I have an extremely small foot that is ridiculously wide (street shoe size 5.5 - 6), so finding the right boot that doesn't require tons of work from a bootfitter is difficult. I'm also 120 lbs for context for my review on flex. I am also an expert skier, I ride pow & eat groomers for breakfast, but I don't send it off cliffs.

Overall the Lange SX 90 fits great. The last is 102 & feels roomy but compared to other brands this could easily be mistaken for a 100 or 101 last. We're talking about mm & a stock liner that could affect this, so whatever, end of day my toes can wiggle & the top of my foot doesn't have any uncomfortable pressure.

Moving on to the flex. A 90 flex in a Lange can easily translate to a 100 or 110 in other brands so be-careful when comparing. I usually go for a lower flex with Lange because nothing is worse than having cramping calfs because you can't power through your turns. If you have more weight to you then I would suggest going up in flex. But for me, this is fine.

The liner feels average, nothing fancy here. It has comfort & fits solid around my ankle in which thats where I always have issues with stock liners. Once they pack out at the end of the season I might need adjustments.

The stock insole feels like it has high arch support, I need medium, but this is an easy thing to replace and probably for the best.

Overall this boot is great for expert skiers.

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LIZ KUZwrote a review of on October 16, 2015

4 5

Just a fair warning, before I get started, I have a ridiculously small foot that is wide as hell and I have a narrow heel with a normal size calf. I am also 120lbs to put in context how the flex feels to me. I also like to ski powder but enjoy anything else the mountain has to offer except for jumping off cliffs.

This boot is a solid fit for wide feet. Lots of volume in the toe box, no upper pressure on the top of foot & it has low to medium arch support with the current footbed. The last says 100 but feels like a 102. IMO I love it, but be aware that if you don't have a wide foot to fill up that volume your feet will get cold.

The liner is stock, nothing fancy here other than the crazy amounts of fuzz / fur at the top of the boot making me feel like a diva. The fit around the ankle was a bit loose for me causing my foot to pull up which I would have to pay $5 to get a pickle pad from a boot fitter, not a big deal. But maybe better liners would give a more performance fit.

The flex says 100, but compared to other brands it feels more like an 85 at best. I would say this is a solid boot for any lady who is on the border between intermediate / expert. It will charge when you need it to but you'll still get the comfort you desire with the wider last.

For me, I had to return, BUT I'm trying on the 110 because I think it will have the flex & performance I desire.

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LIZ KUZwrote a review of on October 16, 2015

4 5

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!

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LIZ KUZwrote a review of on October 13, 2015

Hammer Nutrition Recovery
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't mess around anymore. This is such an upgrade to water, bars or anything to just replenish your body after spending all day busting your ass on a trail. Get this & you will not regret it. No post ride dizziness, after riding cramping, or emotional meltdowns with this.

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