Lange LX 90
Intermediate skiers will love the blend of performance and comfort with the Lange LX 90 ski boots. With a 102-mm forefoot last and a 90-flex rating, these boots err on the side of comfort, but Lange's long-standing reputation for precision and high-end snow feel keep these boots squarely in the solid performance category. At 102 mm in the width, the boots have enough room for wider feet to wiggle around and breathe. It's a huge benefit when you can wiggle your toes in your boots, and it's surprising how much you actually use them when it comes to dexterity. Pushing on your big toe is a good way to get your weight forward and initiate and engage your edges into the turn. Same is true for the pinky toe on the outside edges of the ski. It makes a lot of sense to have your feet be able to spread out from a circulation standpoint as well, since it's a lot easier for the blood flow to reach the end of your foot if it's not scrunched together. But make no mistake, these boots still have Lange's legendary heel hold and ankle retention. You'll feel snug and secure in these boots, and even with a 90-flex, you can buckle the cuff tight and pull the power strap snug to really get the most performance out of the boots. Skiers in the intermediate range with wider feet will get the most out of the Lange LX 90 ski boots.