Atomic Medusa 110 (2011) - Ski Mag

Atomic Medusa 110 (2011)

Of all the winners in the category, the Medusa tries least to be a race boot, but despite the plush suede liner and the grippy, easy-walk sole, it’s snug and stiff enough to keep a hard-charger happy. It has the edge-power and quickness of a race boot but is eager and comfortable for all-day adventure off-piste. Note: Sizes 22–23.5 are of a different design, and weren’t tested.
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Atomic Medusa 110

Rating: 0.00 / 5
Price: $699.00
Year: 2011
Level: N/A
Gender: Female

Toebox fit: 0.00 / 5
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Average Score: 0.00 / 5

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