A narrow boot that lives to ski hard.
Tecnica's Mach1 120 LV Men's Ski Boot isn't the stiffest boot in Tecnica's Mach1 lineup—that honor goes to the Mach1 130—but it's still designed to rip. The 120 flex won't be overwhelmed unless you're a balls-to-the-wall ripper, and the ratcheting power strap and micro-adjustable buckles lock the shell and cuff down solidly against the liner, so you won't have to suffer slop just to enjoy killer performance. LV also signifies "low volume", which means the Mach1 is designed to provide a snug, precise fit for skiers with narrower feet.
- 120 flex
- 98mm last
- C.A.S. shell
- C.A.S. Ultrafit Pro heat-moldable liner
- Quick Instep panel
- C.A.S. bootboard
- Four micro-adjustable buckles
- Ratcheting power strap
- Item #TEC001H
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I finally bit the bullet and bought a new pair of ski boots. So worth it! I was running into issues with my ankle bones rubbing away at the hard plastic shells of my old boots and couldn't bare the pain anymore. These boots are extremely comfortable, very easy to take on and off (due to the foot bed not detaching), and help me keep high performance.
Comfort and performance
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Recipient says, "This is actually the first pair of boots that I’ve bought. I snowboarded for about 15 years and then about 5 years ago I started skiing again. I switched back and forth for the first couple of seasons, but for the last three seasons I’ve only been skiing. I didn’t want to break the bank and buy all the gear for skiing right when I started, as a result I used a few different pairs of boots that had been in the family for the last decade and didn’t fit me very well. Big mistake. I should’ve bought these boots three years ago. The fit for my foot was close to perfect (I have a narrow foot). The boot is tight without having to really crank down on the buckles. I haven’t had any problems with heel lift even when laying into the front of the boot. These boots gave me the control I was looking for at high speeds now that my feet can’t shift laterally in the foot bed (which I was used to with all my old hand me down boots). I took them out on an all day cat skiing tour in 2-3’ of powder and they were comfortable all day long even when having to take skis on and off consistently and do some walking around. I’m really happy with these boots and would definitely recommend them (performance wise) if they fit your foot type. I would say I’m somewhere between an intermediate and expert skier. I was able to really lay into the front of these boots on piste and they responded well. They don’t always have an aggressive feel, but when you want to hit the gas and lay down some high speed turns they respond really well."
LV or MV for thin ankle, average instep?
Hard to tell which is for me. I have about a 99 mm forefoot, average instep (about equal to length) but thin heels and lower calf. I am looking for a "performance fit" but reasonable all day comfort. Seems like LV , possibly with a punch or two, but don't want to have pain over instep...
Hey Andy - Sounds like you would be best suited with the LV with the thermo moldable liner. You might need some minor work done by a bootfitter but the best way to address your instep is a custom footbed. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions. - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead