Like a more functional, faster pair of heels.
We don't care how many times we've heard that it's a man's world, we're sick of having to use their skate skis. Now, though, thanks to the Salomon Equipe 8 Vitane Women's Skate Ski, those days are a thing of the past: these beauties provide you with women-specific ski dimensions for the perfect feel on the track while offering enough bite for recreational racers.
Incorporating a Powered Camber designed to keep the midsection of the ski slightly raised for better kick and glide, the Vitane 8 will jet forward when you need it to and maintain stability too, thanks in part to an underfoot carbon laminate that keeps the midsection of the ski torsionally rigid, unlike your favorite-but-hazardous ankle-breaking stilettos. It's also got the same Javelin sidecut and Densolite 3000 core as its big sister the Equipe 8, and boasts a G4 base that holds onto wax for dear life. If the parties you go to tend to be of the snow-covered variety, the Equipe 8 Vitane might be the best date you've had in years.
- Densolite 3000 core
- Powered Camber with carbon laminate underfoot
- G4 base
- Javelin skating sidecut