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Strolz Favorit Ski Boot Reviews

Positive Reviews


For me / Worth every penny


Pros: Awesome customer service, knowlegable staff / perfect fit

Cons: price

Okay, 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. ...
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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.

Negative Reviews

Recommenations of fellow instructors & local ski shop ... Unfortunately, never met expectations as to comfort nor performance. Medium-flex too stiff.


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...
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Bockmist an den Füßen mit Strolzboots


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...
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Women's Strolz boots


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.

From Austria, With Love


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...
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