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Nordica Hot Rod 8.5 Ski Boot Mens

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Comfort, fit, durability

I bought this medium flex boot in 2009 as my first piece of equipment after returning to active skiing after ~12 year layoff.  I got it from Bill at Green Mountain Orthotic Lab (Stratton) who did a fantastic job of sizing me and making me custom footbeds for a reasonable price (I highly recommend him).


The boots were great for the first 5 years of use, but eventually I advanced in my technique and the flex wasn't stiff enough as I was able to engage more actively in the front of the shin.  At that point I started having troubles with movement of the foot and ended up moving to a stiffer boot.


Overall I was very happy with the performance of these boots, and they still appear to be in great shape.  I am going to pass them on to one of my friend's son, who is going to grow into the within a season or so.


I am 5'7", 165 lbs, and wear a size 7 EEE.  I bought a 24.5 size boot.

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Nordica Hot Rod 8.5 Ski Boot Mens

The Nordica Hot Rod 8 5 Ski Boots have that legendary Nordica comfort and a new more natural stance thanks to NFS technology By putting your leg in a more natural position it doesnt get tired as quickly and you can spend more time out there honing your skills The flex on the Hot Rod 8 5 is starting to get on the stiffer side so progressing skiers that ride faster will get the support they need and advanced skiers looking to back off of the throttle a bit will find added comfort Nordica added Full Shock Eraser to the Hot Rod 8 5 boots to dampen out shocks as much as possible Specs Flex Rating 85 Last Width 102mm Features Shell flaps pull open for easy in/out PFP Precision Fit Shell provides natural flex Natural Foot Stance gives you a slightly duck stance inside boot Full Shock Eraser dampens impact Microadjustable buckles let you dial in the fit Adjustable hard/ soft flex Single canting aligns with your leg for comfortable fit

FeaturePFP Precision Fit FSE liner with fur lining - Full Shock Eraser erases impact on the heel, toe, calf Tr. SEBS (Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene) elastomeric shell 4 Alu buckles with micro adjustment Natural Foot Stance allows the feet to sit at a comfortable, natural angle to enhance performance fo 85 flex rating for intermediate in-bounds skiers
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