Most Comfortable Boot
Nordica Speedmachine

Boot manufacturers sometimes seem overly fixated with providing results for the top echelon of riders, and lose sight of casual riders who don’t feel like they have to jump off of cliffs to have a good time. While Nordica definitely makes boots for the best, they don’t forget about the rest of us too. The Speedmachine is available in a wide variety of flexes, but we think that a softer shell highlights the best things about this boot- the comfort.

It’s unique for a comfort based boot to actually feel like a real ski boot; the Speedmachine emphasizes the best parts of its mid-volume design while still providing a snug, comprehensive grip. Adding to both comfort and performance is the option for comprehensive customization, from the cork liner up to the buckles. 

One of the best things is that they provide a great opportunity for newer skiers to have the experience of a full custom boot. The cork liners can be heat molded to the exact contours of your feet. The boots can be precision molded with infrared heat and suction, allowing you to target specific parts of the boot that you want to adjust without potentially jeopardizing the structural integrity of the rest of the shell.

The Speedmachine rides responsively, but its wide toe box and plush liner keep it more forgiving than the competition. But it’s simply too comfortable to keep up with the hardest riding boots, the toe and heel have a little too much give to really lock it in for any kind of extreme skiing. Beginners and leisure skiers will find this an excellent option for a sporty front-side boot. 

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Things we like:

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    Top contender in comfort for a performance boot
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    The IR molding technique provides customization for a great fit
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    Good option as a starter boot or a “fun” boot

Things we don't like:

  • check-markIf you’re a serious rider, you might want something more performance-oriented

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Nordica Speedmachine

Specs & Features

  • Flex Range: 90-130
  • Last: 100mm
  • Mondo: 24.5-30.5
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Top contender in comfort for a performance boot
  • check-mark
    The IR molding technique provides customization for a great fit
  • check-mark
    Good option as a starter boot or a “fun” boot

Things we don't like:

  • check-markIf you’re a serious rider, you might want something more performance-oriented

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