Salomon X3-RC (2010)
Salomon crosses the 10-minute shell-fit feature of its Falcon line with the quickness and power of its X-Lab race boot. The result: virtually uncompromised performance, without the bootfitter’s bill. The fit is race-tight, with extra toe room. The stance is upright. And there’s a softer version for lighter skiers. “Sets the standard for race-boot performance and comfort,” said Garrett.