In the wide boot category, the Vector 120 balances very good high performance characteristics with a good last shape, appropriate internal volume and a clean optical treatment.
The Vector 120 not only has great forefoot width @103mm, it is coupled to a mid-foot and heel that in the not-too-distant past would have been exclusive to race boots. The key to the outright high performance bred into the Vector is adherence to sound biomechanical principles; the Head Vector 120 is proof.
The Vector is a high performance ski boot that is wide where it needs to be, biomechanically and anatomically appropriate where it should be.
Typically a foot that fits into “wide” boots will be attached to a body of commensurate mass-generally a big person (not always, of course).
Skiers that have struggled with wide boots that are functionally inadequate or wide boots that are wide all over (both typical scenarios until fairly recently) now have the Head Vector at a solid 120 flex.
The woman’s Vector 100 Mya has the same overall dimensions as the man’s with the usual modifications for ladies anatomy-primarily a lower spoiler and more material around the rear foot.
If one were to assume that the Vector Mya 100 logically would put it at a 100 flex you’d be wrong! It is rated at 80-90, plenty stout for strong women skiers.
Both the mans and woman’s Vectors have a really good forefoot shape-aside from the 103mm width the shape is important because where a boot is wide and where the volume lies within the shell have a decided effect on the fit.
There is good toe room and the instep-girth around the heel/ankle joint allows some pretty burly feet to ski in a really good high performance ski boot.
The proximity of the mid-foot and heel to the feet inside the boots makes for very efficient engagement at the top of the turn and trajectory changes are achieved with subtle movements inside the boots. The Vector is powerful and well designed…worthy indeed.
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