Review on the Head Nexo Lyt 100 W G Ski Boots 2019
I have been suffering with my last pair of boots for the last five years. I went to buy them in one of the mainstream shops in the UK and did so with my two boys when they were little. The kid that did the fitting had not too much experience, and I wanted to believe him when he told me I had thin feet – Thin feet is something I really don’t have. And to be fair, with age, my feet are deforming a lot – getting wider with bunions and having lost my top arches. So, I have been suffering with my boots, trying to widen the shell in numerous trips to the ski shop.
Last weekend I went to Sudtirol and took my boots on my backpack on the plane. First day and I almost die skiing with them. This was in Kronplatz and by midday we went to visit a museum on the mountain (Lumen, Museum of Photography) and then I could not bear even being standing around on them. A friend that is local there now, offered me her hiking boots and took my ski boots. She asked me why I have bought Lange when Lange are the thinner boots in the market… and I was thinking she was right, why have I done that?
The next day I had to get some rental boots to keep on skiing – I really feel uncomfortable with rental boots as they tend to let my ankle slip up and is hard to find a snug fit for me that do not squeeze my toes. Talking to my husband on the phone he told me that I should go and get new boots, that he has heard me for very long that I could not bear my boots even though I’ve tried to mould them over the years – if he says so, that he never incentivises my expenditure, I’ve thought I should do that!
So as soon as I’ve landed back from Verona airport, my husband took me to our local ski shop: Finches Ski Emporium. What I like about it is that it is a family owned shop, and the guys there know what they sell, plus they are passionate about skiing. Being a skiing tech geek myself, I just like to go and see what they have, plus I trust them that they are looking for something that will be good for me, not trying to get me off quickly to get another client.
Bradley takes care of the boot fitting area and he measured my foot, heard my concerns of having a boot that hug my feet but do not press my toes and bunions, and does not allow my ankle to raise. After trying some different boots, I went for the Head Nexo Lyt 100 W G Ski Boots, that is the little Sister of the Head Nexo Vector (that goes to 110 flex).
The 2019 Nexo Lyt 100 G Women’s ski boots are lovely light boots with lots of technology – giving you an all-mountain performance in a comfortable boot. What not to like of it!
Thanks to its graphene/plastic blend the shell is not that thick. This mix is stronger than the standard composition. So, this translates to a less tiring day on the slopes.
I’ve loved the fact that this Nexo Lyt 100 has some special pockets for injecting some Liquid (similar to custard due to its yellow colour) inside the liner. This liner features the heat mouldable Perfect Fit system, alongside the liquid injection system.
This liquid pouch allow your foot to be well cuddled. I feel that with my feet, most of the ski boots are loose in the ankles. My last ski boot had a custom insole made by ProFeet, and it has been really raised up to avoid my heel and ankle raising within the boot.
This Liquid fit is allowing my ankle to be snuggled inside the boot without being hurting. And the ankle and heel are not raising, plus I do not need to lift my heel so much.
I have also the liner and the shell heat moulded for a more personalised fitting.
Another feature of this boot is the GripWalk technology – which is a slightly curved rubber sole that gives more grip and a more natural walk feel than standard boots.
The width of 100mm this boot sits in the medium volume category for ski boots, and the flex is on the firmer end of the scale for women’s boots. These boots are good for stronger or heavier intermediate skiers up to advance level performance skiers.
I decided to get custom insoles to replace the very high ones I had done before. All in all, I am ready to try them next week in the Aosta Valley!
The features of these boots are:
- Liquid Fit: The fit is customised through gel injection to eliminate unwanted movement.
- Perfect Fit Liner: this liner can be heat moulded to fit the feet.
- Dual Flex: This is a progressive flex that gives precise control in all phases of the turn.
- Graphene + PU Shell: Graphene is mixed with normal plastic to make the shell thinner, lighter but still strong.
- Form Fit: The shells can be heat formed in the fitting process to increase balance, comfort and control.
- 30 mm Velcro Strap – secures the upper section of the boot around the leg for max performance
- Flex Adjustment: the flex can be altered by a selector on the rear of the boot to either 100 or 90
- Primaloft: insulation helps the feet to be warm all day.
- Single Canting: lateral adjustment to help that perfect fit
- Binding compatibility: Any accepting GripWalk soles, alpine touring soles under ISO 9523 or bindings classed as MNC
- Gripwalk: Head’s new soles, designed with a curved rubber sole for increased walking comfort and grip.
- Double Adjustable Cuff: Adjustment points allow the cuff to the customised to the wearers comfort and grip.
- Micro-Adjustable Buckles: Set the buckles to give an easy yet firm closure.
- Flex: 100 – Stiff/Medium (Adjustable to 90)
- Last Width: 100 mm
- Liner: Heat Mouldable Liner
- Shell: Heat Mouldable PU Shell
- Walk Mode: No
- Mountain Profile: All-Mountain
More info: Head Nexo Lyt 100 at Finches Emporium
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