SALOMON MIRAGE $250
Testers found the Mirage to be a true oasis of comfort and peak performance. They raved over the ease and functionality in which the tool-free Micromax system allowed for making seemingly limitless, no-fuss changes on the fly, while the lightweight yet durable ratchets locked boots down with utmost confidence. As part of Salomon’s Shadow Fit family, which receives an overhaul across the entire line this season, the Mirage incorporates urethane heel cups that were unfathomably flexible and bulletproof thanks to the innovative Kevlar Quick wire system. The result is an anatomical fit, which lies at the intersection of torsional flex and longitudinal rigidity.
RAD: A unique binding experience that blends soft torsional flex with longitudinal rigidity. BAD: May not please the rider who likes a traditionally stiffer binding.