Since the ’90s, your skis have gotten progressively wider and burlier, but, curiously, your boots have remained more or less the same. Designed to catch boot technology up with advancements in skis, the Nordica Firearrow F1 Ski Boot delivers high-performance features to drive those fat, fast, freeride planks. Built with Nordica’s new PU ether 3-piece shell that makes entry and exit incredibly easy, the F1 delivers superior lateral stiffness and torsional rigidity to efficiently transfer energy into wider skis. Traditional boot designs focus primarily on fore and aft stability, but with a vertically-extended lower boot and and a torsionally stiff EDT carbon-fiber boot board, the F1 is bomber when moving side-to-side, meaning you won’t lose any energy in unnecessary boot movement. With a progressive 135 flex, no one’s going to be calling the F1 a beginner’s boot. You’re not tied into that flex, either, thanks to adjustable flex blocks on the spine of the boot that can stiffen or soften the boot with the turn of an allen key depending on the day’s conditions or type of skiing you’re doing. Regardless of flex, the F1 also rates high on Nordica’s rebound scale, meaning that the boot pushes back quickly when flexed, helping you snap into your next turn. The instep buckle is also oriented at a 45-degree angle to the ankle joint, drawing your heel directly into the heel pocket as opposed to down into the boot board, a drawback of traditional 4-buckle boots that can cause discomfort and an imprecise fit. You can fine tune the fit even further with the moldable PFP performance fit liner, micro-adjustable buckles, and double cant-adjustment rivets, making the F1 a super-comfortable, high-peformance, frontside-oriented beast that will help you love your wide new skis.
Buckle Material: aluminum
Liner: Tech Fur
Shell Material: polyether-based polyurethane
Binding Compatibility: alpine DIN