Dave Taylorwrote a review of Atomic Hawx Ultra Xtd 130 Alpine Touring Boot on November 5, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Are you looking for a boot that can literally fit any Foot size?
Do you want a boot that's Light enough to tour, but stiff enough for resort days?
Do you love the feel of your running shoes but can't quite figure out how to get them into a ski binding?
Then this is the boot for you! With the memory fit shell and some padding you can mold this boot to literally any foot shape. I got board once and blew out a demo 26.5 to fit my 28.5 foot, with just a toe cap (don't tell my boss). Was it fun? Not really. Did I find out how far this shell will stretch? Absolutely!
All Joking aside, I worked as a boot fitter at a ski shop for years and was stoked when this product landed on our wall. I finally had a boot that worked for our customer looking for a light weight touring boot that they could ski in bounds daily. Pair this with a shift binding and you have a quiver Killer. The range of motion is phenomenal and goes far beyond what your ankle should making long days in the skin track much more efficient. Plus the Liner is nice and plush where you need it, and ventilated in key areas to keep your toes nice and dry (sweaty feet become cold feet). In addition it is compatible with all Walk to ride, Multi norm compatible, and most tech bindings, making it great for your do it all set up. Now you just need to go find the powder stash!