Best Women's Comfort Ski Boots of 2019

Easy on, easy off, Bluetooth heaters, and, most importantly, great skiing performance.
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Didn't know there was such a thing as "comfort" ski boots? In fact, there are, and thanks to innovative and adjustable technologies in the shell and liner materials, these ski boots marry a more relaxed fit with on-hill performance. With wider lasts, more forgiving flex, and upright shafts, these boots are designed for beginner to intermediate women skiers who are learning how to flex their ankles to turn their skis—all while introducing them  to the joy of skiing without frozen or cramped feet. 

Comfort Ski Boots at a Glance

  • Boot last (mm): 100+
  • Flex index: 80-90
  • Intended use: Resort skiing
  • Ability level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Foot type: Wide foot

BEST IN TEST: Lange SX 90 W

18/19 Women's comfort boot, Lange SX 90W

Throw out your preconceived notions of what a Lange boot fits like and try on the SX 90 W. With a liner that is thermo-formable around the ankle and lower leg, this boot is snug where it needs to be and comfy at the same time. Testers were especially happy with its skiing performance, noting that it can dial down on big GS turns just as well as it can handle bumps. “Responsive, quick, and comfortable from start to finish.” Read more about the Lange SX 90 W here.

  • Last Width (In Millimeters): 102
  • Flex: 90
  • Number Of Buckles: 4
  • MSRP: $550

BEST VALUE: Tecnica Mach Sport HV W 85

18/19 Women's comfort boots, Tecnica MachSport85 W

Testers praised the number of customizable options on the new Mach Sport, in particular the adjustable flex and cuff ladders that can change with a skier’s needs over time. On the hill, this boot performed extremely well. Testers found it to be responsive, smooth, and confidence inspiring. All this in a sharp package and incredible price made the Mach Sport a tester favorite. “Fun, light, and gives support to help you improve.” Find more info about the Tecnica Mach Sport HV W 85 here.

  • Last Width (In Millimeters): 103
  • Flex: 85
  • Number Of Buckles: 4
  • MSRP: $360 (BUY NOW)

Dalbello Kyra 85

18/19 Dalbello Kyra 85 W

“It’s like butter!” remarked one tester about the Kyra 85’s flex. All of the testers agreed that this cabrio boot was downright squishy in walk mode but held its own while skiing, providing great performance without a fight. It was also resoundingly comfortable, one tester noted you’ll likely forget you’re wearing these boots until long after the lifts stop spinning (luckily you can swap the soles if they get worn out). “This boot put a smile on my face.” Find out more about the Dalbello Kyra 85 here.

  • Last Width (In Millimeters) 102
  • Flex 85
  • Number Of Buckles 4
  • MSRP: $550 (BUY NOW)

Salomon X PRO 80W CHC

18/19 Salomon XPro 80 W

Testers were impressed by the higher-than-advertised stiffness of the X PRO 80W CHC, as well as its skier-friendly stance. Beyond the quick energy transmission and platinum edge-to-edge performance, testers were especially stoked about the Bluetooth-connected heated liner controlled via smartphone, proving that well-performing boots don’t have to lack amenities. “Easy-skiing boot that can confidently take you anywhere on the mountain.” Read more about the Salomon XPRO 80W CHC here.

  • Last Width (In Millimeters): 100
  • Flex: 80
  • Number Of Buckles: 4
  • MSRP: $600

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