Originally Posted by malski
I tried a pair of these on a couple of days ago and will get a pair. Boot was all black and 120 flex I think. The only reason I didn't go ahead straight away was the bootfitter was a bit uncertain on the correct procedure for moulding the boot and liner. The liner was a lace up conformable, very nice looking liner. Main question i have does anyone know the correct moulding procedure, do you heat liner and shell and at the same time or do you do liner first and shell after liner has been heat moulded?
If the boot was as you described, all black with a red and black Sidas Thermo liner, it was not next years Salomon X-Max. It is the Sidas Black Project boot.
The Black Project boots are built off of this year's X3/Falcon and Impact chassis with your choice of a Thermo or Foam Conformable liner.
They do not have the custom shell panels, so there is no cooking of the shell, just the liner. While the Salomon logo does appear on the boot it is badged as a Sidas Custom.
We sold the boot this year and did very well with them.
I find it curious that someone would be selling this boot and not know what it was or what to do with it.
Next year's Salomon X-Max is going to do very well, I spent much of the spring skiing in one. The shape has changed quite a bit and the foot has been moved further back in the shell, along with a variety of other changes. Less forward lean, no cuff alignment and better ingress/egress to name a few.
The Sidas Black boot will not change for next season and continues with the X3/Falcon last for one more season.