2019 Nordica Sportmachine 100 ski boots
Brand new, 2019 Nordica Sportmachine 100.
Retail price of this boot is $499.00Sportmachine is all new with legendary Nordica fit in a whole new shell shape for larger volume feet and legs! Finally, there is a real performance boot for skiers who need, or just want, more room inside their ski boots. And, Nordica did this new model the right way; toe box is wider and roomier, but the heel pocket remains nice and snug, just the way a performance boot needs to fit. This is the flex range that so many skiers should be using. Not too stiff, so it is easy to keep the skis in contact with the snow, but with enough performance to challenge steeper terrain, and improve skills. Sportmachine 100 includes most of the performance and features found in the stiffer and more expensive Sportmachine models.
Besides a roomier lower shell, Nordica also did a fantastic job on the upper cuff of this new model. Other, bigger volume boots on the market often use the same cuff design found in their lower volume fitting boots. But, Nordica really engineered this boot for a different body shape. Sportmachine has a slightly lower cuff height AND, BIG NEWS HERE, they also included their fantastic Adjustable Cuff Profile (ACP) device that allows the top of the boot to be made bigger, for guys with larger leg sizes, and for those with a shorter distance from knee to ankle. This is a really, really big deal for lots of skiers. The ACP upper cuff can be adjusted smaller for the more normal leg sizes, or larger for shorter and/or larger calves as well.
Sportmachine is all new, but its roots come from the all super hot Speedmachine series that was introduced in 2017. Nordica has spent enormous amount of time and resources to build the best boot possible for the skier that needs a roomier boot. This new boot is engineered with a wider fit 102 mm shell last, and of course incorporates Nordica's legendary All Day Comfort. It is simply amazing that a boot that offers this much performance, can fit this well right out of the box, and fit so well all day long. The shape of the shell is incredibly anatomic, matching the shape of the human foot better than any previous Nordica, and perhaps any ski boot ever built. The shell design is simply amazing, but it gets better and better the deeper this boot is looked at.
Because this new Sportmachine 100 is built to offer the best possible all day comfort, it also incorporates Primaloft insulation inside its amazing Precision Fit liner. Nordica has chosen to use the best possible, state of art synthetic insulation inside the new Sportmachine 100 because it is simply the best product available to keep your feet warm. No other material can insulate the boot better than Primaloft.
There are tons of other features that are included here in the Sportmachine 100. This is a middle model in this series, but just because you want a boot with a softer flex range, you don't have to compromise on having the best features, and the best possible performance. Yes, the Sportmachine 100 is a bit roomier, but it is not a lesser boot than its narrower siblings. Perhaps no other two piece, four buckle boot is as easily adjusted, and easy to customize as this new beauty. If you love details, check out this full list of features on the new Nordica Sportmachine 100:
How does the Sportmachine 100 fit? This may be the best "out of the box fit" of all time in our opinion. It is a roomier, all day comfortable, 102mm lasted, high performance boot for the skier who wants a boot that offers top performance. It is designed to fit well right out of the box, and Nordica has hit a home run in that characteristic of this boot. It is absolutely one of the best out of box, high performance fits we have ever experienced. But, at the same time Nordica has gone to great pains (successfully we believe) to make this a super performing all mountain ski boot. If you have average width feet, and lower leg size, you should check out the new SpeedMachine models, as this is not the boot for you most likely. But, if you are looking for a larger volume, great fitting, killer skiing, and easy to customize ski boot, the Sportmachine 100 should be at the top of your list.