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Strolz Favorit Ski Boot


Pros: Reputation for durability & comfort/use for 'hard-to-fit' feet ...

Cons: Heavy, cold - difficult to put on (foamed liner), not responsive ...

Not the boot 'to-end-all' -- foamed liner & cork foot-bed did not work for me.  Both knees: no ACLs with uneven bone-on-bone degeneration; arthritic ankles with limited flex; 1-collapsed arch, torn ligaments & bone spurs -- Medium-flex was much too stiff ... cold (even with heaters) & uncomfortable for all-day wear, teaching etc.  Unfortunately, too many re-visits for modifications & tweaks -- Although I've delt with the shop for >15 yrs [Lief at Strands Ski Shop - Worcester, MA) I got frustrated (& embarrased) & stopped going. 

Made an impulse purchase based on article in 'SKI Magazine' ... Then, spent 1-season in 'Zenith Pro Composite' recommended/fitted by PJ Dewey [RaceStockSports - Waterbury,VT].  Storied reputation, but the race-fit approach & 400-mile roundtrip was not the answer ...

That said, a number of fellow instructors are still 'happy with Strolz' -- However, several have recently changed back to traditional, main-stream manufacturers ... Atomic, Nordica, Rossignol

For me -- I'm now in second season with 'Nordica Speedmachine-110 / soft-setting' with Foot-Leveler half-sole orthotics -- Warm, comfortable, responsive!


Pros: Awesome customer service, knowlegable staff / perfect fit

Cons: price


So I snowboard for a living... or at least try to. I am entering my 8th (I think) year competing on World Cup for the US Snowboard Team. I have had lots of foot problems; broken medial and lateral maleolus both left and right foot, ortho scopes to remove 9 bone spurs... 4 on one foot 5 on the other, many sprains and last but not least a fully ruptured Achilles.


I have been riding Burton Driver X boots for four years now. They are one of the stiffest boots on the market. They supposedly have decent inner boots. But they have never been comfortable and I need something that supports my foot and riding style. I am on snow between 120-175 days a year depending on health.


I went to Strolz in Lech Austria. I was not happy with the 419 Euro ($575.00) price tag... but for as much as I am in on snow and the performance I need. I think I would have paid twice that for the fit I have.

It fits like a leather glove. The molding process was a breeze and the very informed staff pinpointed my issues in my older boots and got rid of them.

I needed some adjustment after a week or riding and they made it seamless.


Your boots are your most important piece of equipment. I would suggest Strolz to anyone... however they will not make it on my sponsor page anytime soon with a price tag like that.


Pros: sehen gut aus

Cons: Schmerzhafte Quetschungen,Blau angelaufene Zehen, teuer und absolut schlecht

Habe mir bei dem von Strolz Austria empfohlenen Händler in Krefeld meine Strolzboots für Ski und Snowboardeinsetz anfertigen lassen. Für schlappe Euro 600,- bekam ich die wohl schlechtesten Snowboardboots die ich je hatte.

Nach dem ersten Wintereinsatz von 14 Tagen waren meine Zehen dunkelblau so das ich Angst hatte sie

zu verlieren. Im nächsten Wintersport habe ich die inzwischen nachgebesserten Boots eingesetzt und hassen gelernt.Die Schmerzen waren unerträglich. Nach zwei weiteren Wintern mit vorausgegangenen Nachbesserungen und den darauf unvermeitlich folgende Schmerzen bot der Hersteller ( Strolz Austria)

mir für 50 % des Neupreises eine Neuanfertigung des Innenschuhes an.

Mein Rat an alle : Hande und vor allem Füße weg von diesem Scheiß.Kauft im Skigebiet euere Boots und testet sie vorher ausgiebig. Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland, Ernst  


Pros: Mine are very stiff and comfortable and warm.

Cons: I never want to take 'em off.

I am on my second pair of the stiff red ones. They are in the $800 range now. They fit like women's sexual organs. Very warm, form fitting, and delightfully responsive. I highly recommend them to anyone who is hard to fit and needs a reliable boot. Mine are seven years old. The last pair was nine when I ripped a shell and the liners started to seem worn from putting them on and off. I am getting between 50 and 60 days a year now because I have a young child, but I was in the 75-90 range for the last few years. The boots feel the way they did when they were first fitted to me.


Pros: Incredible comfort, complete support, and after-market service

Cons: You have to go to Lech/Zuers to get the real deal!

It's one thing to have Strolz boots fitted stateside, but I question whether or not the same measuring mechanism(s) is used. I live in the pacific northwest, so we don't have a lot of options. That said, I purchased a pair of women's Strolz boots ten years ago - and am just this winter going to get a second pair (because we will be staying in Zuers). They are hands-down, the best. Not everyone can afford to go to Austria to buy a pair of boots (they're going to be close to 1,000 USD with the current exchange rate, but if one is going to Austria on a ski holiday, and if you're boots just aren't up to snuff, these are the boots for you.


Pros: Great fit, Comfortable, Highly customizable, Built like a tank

Cons: Expensive, Built like a tank, Soft* (without foamed liner)

As someone with *very* big feet (US mens size 17), my options for ski boots are fairly limited.  One of the few companies that makes extremely large-sized shells is Strolz, a high-end Austrian boot manufacturer.  There are not a whole lot of distributors for them in the US, and most of the shops that carry their boots are places which do a lot of custom bootfitting.


My boots (unlike many other pairs of Strolz) do not actually have a custom-injected foam liner.  According to my boot guy (Leif at Strand's Ski Shop in Worcester, MA), this makes the boots noticeably stiffer.  With the "flow-foam" liner they have right now, the boots are actually fairly soft, and I'm thinking about going back for a custom foam job at the start of next season.


That said, these come in huge/wide sizes, are very comfortable, and can be easily modified and customized to fit just about anyone.  They have built-in canting adjustments, but not forward lean.  They also have a ski/walk switch, and the stiffness of the forward flex can be adjusted somewhat by changing out the spring/piston in the back.  The boots are extremely rugged -- although the buckles are an over-engineered ratcheting design that is a little strange.  That ruggedness and the ski/walk hardware also makes them rather heavy.  Also, imported high-end Austrian ski boots are not cheap.


If you're hard to fit, and don't mind spending money for the finest big-ass boots that Europe has to offer, these are the boots for you.

Strolz Favorit Ski Boot

The baseline Strolz boot for many years. Comes in a huge variety of sizes and widths, and varying shell flex/hardness. Integrated spring dampening system and lateral canting adjustment. Often (but not always) sold with custom-foamed Strolz liners.

Binding Compatibility
Flex Rating
Last (mm)
Liner Material
Micro Adjustable
Model Year
Number of Buckles
Recommended Level
Replaceable soles
Shell Material
Thermo-moldable Liner
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