Salomon Women's Mynx Ski Boot:
We're stoked about Salomon's freestyle-oriented Mynx Ski Boot. That's because some of us remember when female-specific ski boots only came in soft, softer and too soft constructions. Salomon's Mynx was made to fly with plenty of expression and individuality. With a flex of 75 (Salomon's max rating for all boots is 120) the Mynx is significantly stiffer than any boot in Salomon's Irony series because it's made for advanced women riders who tend to go aggro in the parks and even the halfpipes. If you're looking for a guy's comparison, Salomon tells us that the Mynx is modeled on the men's all-mountain X-Wave boot series, but we think the Mynx has more of a unique freestyle design than the women's counterpart to the Salomon Foil boot. The Mynx is also similar to Salomon's Scarlet freestyle skiing boot, but the Scarlet has a closer-fitting Performance Last and CF Race liner that some consider ideal for competition, but too snug for riding the pipes and parks all day. While the Mynx is a new design for the 2006-07 season, it utilizes Salomon's proven and successful Spaceframe Technology, a shell construction that softens the external part of the shell (those hex patterns) for precision and fluidity along your turns, and reinforces the instep for better power transmission. Spaceframe Technology is available in Salomon's racing boots, but the Mynx gives you competition-quality flex with a fit that's clearly oriented toward making the most of your quality time on the mountain. Another nice touch in the Mynx is the shock-absorbing custom sole. If you like going big, the Mynx has the extra cushioning to help keep you over your skis and in your bindings when you finally touch down.