Nothing holds back the Hawx.
The 130-flex Atomic Men's Hawx 130 Ski Boot is an all-mountain monster of a boot. But as stiff as it is, it has plenty of features for all-day comfort, without sacrificing performance. The Memory Fit liner can be heat molded to the shape of your foot for a comfortable fit that will offer efficient power transfer from your feet to the boot. The liner is equipped with 3M Thinsulate insulation for a warm and responsive feel.
Four aluminum buckles give bomber foot hold and energy transmission, and the Power Shift system allows the forward lean of the boot to be adjusted between 13, 15, and 17 degrees, as well as by plus or minus 10 flex points, for when you need a little stiffer feel. An extra-wide power strap adds support to the shin area. For post-skiing comfort or sure-footed hiking, this boot has no-slip grip pads on the heel and toe. The bottom line is the Hawx 130 is a strong and stiff all-mountain boot with a precision fit that encourages all-mountain exploration.
- An ultra-stiff alpine boot for hard-charging skiers
- 130 flex is the stiffest selection in the Hawx Ultra collection
- Narrow 98mm last delivers a tight, responsive fit
- Progressive shell with Energy Backbone for extra strength
- Thermo-moldable Memory Fit liner with 3M Thinsulate insulation
- Q & A
I read somewhere that the last width increases with boot size (27.5 has a 100 mm last; a 28.5 has a 102 mm last, etc.). Is this true?
That is incorrect, the last on a 27.5 and a 28.5 boot will be the same as determined by the boot manufacture. So find out what last you need, then what mundo size. From there we can start talking about flex and features.
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The Future Could Be This
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
So, this boot could be leading a revolution towards a different type of boot where you see a stiff type flex with a weight that will make you double take. The Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 Ski Boot tips the scales at less than 4 lbs but has a (pretty close to) 130 flex and the performance does not disappoint despite all the questions:
-how can a boot this light charge?
-what did they do to make a boot like this so light?
-how am I able to fit into this boot better and smaller than others?
-why do I like this boot so much?!?
The answers are complicated and simple. The simple part is that years of Atomic's race background have provided a four buckle overlap shell that provides superior steerability from the front of where the ankle bone pivots which garners unlimited feedback from the boot and a turn feel that seems unmatched. Another simple point is that Atomic greatly lessened the boot wall to shave a ton of weight off of the boot while keeping a poly lower shell and a few carbon parts to retain stiffness.
Here's where it gets complicated. The width of the boot has custom shell technology with the ability to add 4-6 mm of width in the toebox after heating properly with a credentialed bootfitter. The liner is also a bit more complex with having Thinsulate to keep the foot warm and Memory Fit (similar to Intuition) to provide a more custom fit.
To answer the last question, it is THE lightweight shell that can perform like it says. It seemingly glues you to the snow without setting in fatigue as quickly. The fit properties also fit the bill as my 11.5 street shoe long but skinny foot is able to go in a 27.5 size with only big toe punch. Only drawback here is the liner, which does do better than most, while still feeling a bit on the soft side in comparison to others and does pack out a bit more than expected earlier.
Overall, this boot has the ability to change how big mountain freeride boots are made going forward and those who love a boot that is super responsive while having the ability to fine tune may not find better on the market right now.
Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 Boot
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Nice snug ankle, moderately low instep height, great internal shaping for a close but comfortable fit. Noticeably lighter than most inbound boots.
getting 25.5 size in any time soon? thanks!
We have two in stock right now! act fast!