The AdaptEdge and was new last season and replaced the Edge...fundamentally the same ski boot but the “Adapt” part sets the current boot apart from its predecessor. The Edge of the recent past was 104mm and was a go-to boot for wide, high volume feet.
As the successor, the AdaptEdge and the AdaptEdge Mya, the ladies version, retains the disposition of the original and brings more refinement to the boot; namely the capability to alter the forefoot width from the stated 104mm to a slightly narrower 102mm.
This may seem a token adjustment but it works and is relatively simple; there is a longitudinal slot at the toe lug at the bottom of the boot shell with a hex-head bolt that turns 90 degrees to either open or close the slot. This does not alter the overall volume just the width. The mechanism simple and typically only done once.
The AdaptEdge series is high performance recreational. No pretensions here for racers or highly demanding skiers. That’s not to say they are a compromise; they ski well and their target market is well fulfilled. The AdaptEdge LTD has a flex of 100 to 110, changeable by a 90-degree turn of a bolt at the rear of the cuff; the AdaptEdge Mya goes from 80 to 90.
The boots are roomy, as one would expect, yet the rear/foot is snug and the support through the mid-foot sufficient to the task.
For as voluminous a boot as the AdaptEdge is, it holds up well on snow; feel underfoot is very good and edge-to-edge is good, assuming the volume of foot and the boot is proportionate.
For this type of ski boot too much precision can be detrimental…a more precise ski boot transmits the skiers energy to the skis very effectively, the flip side is that a more demanding ski boot requires more of the skier. If not up to the task the skier is skied by the boot.
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