A frontside phenom.
Magazines, movies, and the interwebs would have you believe that frontside skiing is a shameful act on par with double-dipping shared French fries and cutting off grandmas in the lift line, but they've got it all wrong. Huge cliffs and neck-deep powder might make for great photos, but tearing up perfect corduroy in the Rossignol Pure Elite 120 Women's Ski Boot is just as fun, and the best part is everyone else is too busy being cool to enjoy it.
The Pure Elite was inspired by race boots. Rossignol designed it with a snug 98mm last and stiff, but light, Sensor Blade shell to serve up a snug and precise fit without weighing you down or crunching your toes into dust. It comes with a 120 flex, but Rossignol built in a flex adjuster in the cuff if you want to dial things back a bit, and also included a removable spoiler and canting adjustment to let you change your forward lean and ankle alignment, respectively. Four micro-adjustable buckles provide near-endless volume adjustment, and the 40mm power strap locks the whole package down for a powerful, responsive feel when you're laying your skis over and milking those carves for all they're worth.
A snug, high-performance boot needs to be comfortable, too, which is why Rossignol hooked the Pure Elite up with a heat-moldable Women's OptiSensor T1 liner. Not only does it provide fully customizable comfort to keep your toes, anklebones, and other foot bumps comfortable, but it has a layer of merino wool to provide killer insulation, moisture management, and odor resistant, so your toes stay cozy, your socks stay dry, and your boots stay fresh as daisies even after a season of hard riding. Rossignol also topped the Pure Elite off with removable soles, which can be replaced with available WTR rockered soles to make hiking and walking easier and safer.
- Elite alpine boot proves frontside skiing is still fun
- Stiff 120 flex can be adjusted for easier going days
- Superlight Sensor Blade shell provides a precise fit
- OptiSensor merino wool liner is thermo-moldable
- Interchangeable soles add versatility
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- Q & A
What she needed
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Sister needed new boots and these were recommended by a boot fitting jedi master. He described exactly how my sister skis just from looking at her stance and sure enough these ended up being great for her!