I thought I would make a report on my Lange RX130's one year into ownership.
Right now I have a love hate relationship with these boots. The love part is that they fit great and ski fantastic. The hate part is that they leaked worse than any other boot I have ever owned. The problem with the leaking wasn't the traditional toe box, but rather the entire overlap down the front of the boot. To put it simply, when the boots were buckled up there was still a significant gap between the overlap allowing snow and mositure to literally pour into the boot, then it would freeze giving me an ice layer between the shell and inner boot. Of course this caused my feet to get quite cold.
Now, I work p/t at a local ski shop and our owner tried a few remedies, silicone seal, rubber gasket etc and finally talked to Lange about the issue. Of course at first Lange denied ever hearing about such an issue. Then I told my owner that I had read here and other forums where others have had the same issue. He called again and spoke to a guy who he knew from his racing days from years gone by. This person was in product developement with Lange and admitted off the record that they knew that some, not all, but some have this issue and that they were addressing it with ongoing manufacturing improvements. He also suggested that I should just return the boots after the end of the season, which I did.
About 2 weeks ago, my replacement pair came in. I was excited. I pulled them out of the box to look at them, and what do I see? Yes, a gap between the overlap. Not good. Then I discovered something even worse. They sent me a mismatched pair. The right boot 26.5 the left 27.5. Then I notice that the boots look slightly worn and then see a store merchandise price lable attached to the sole of one of the boots. WTF????????? Apparently they sent me something that had been returned to them or had been used at a trade show. And Lange wants me to sell their boots in our shop!?? So they went back again to Lange.
Yesterday the replacement for the replacement arrived and this time I think they will be good. A quick look revealed that both boots were the same size and there is NO GAP in the overlap. I also noticed that the powerstrap is slightly different than my original pair and I think the liner is slightly different as well. I have them on my feet right now starting the break in process and of course I will still need to have a few normal (for me) fit issues taken care of by one of our boot fitters. I am keeping my fingers crossed that these have the bugs worked out and I will get several years use out of them
I will keep you guys posted.