Nordica Sportmachine 95 W ski boot review, 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Category, from our equipment experts at powered by Masterfit.

Surprised. That's what several testers said about the Nordica Sportmachine 95 W's performance. They were in lock-step agreement that there's something about the Sportmachine 95 W that makes it easy to roll over on edge. "Perfect, consistent fit throughout and holds an edge easily," reported Ross. Testers said transitions were sleek and seamless and the edge power, once there, was deep-rooted and stable at all speeds.

The fit is where this Nordica boot will shine for so many women skiers, testers said, noting that the Sportmachine 95 W is roomy but in a curvy, athletic way—it's not just a cushioned box. The average or more slender-footed folk on our team said the heel was a bit loose, but it should be on par for the higher volume foot. "The fit for the wider foot is so wonderful!" said Carr. The calf fit was appropriately flared open at the boot top for thicker legs without losing a fore-aft connection to the ski, and the flex feel was a dream, according to testers, who said it was on target at 95 but was even and balanced throughout its whole flex range.