Salomon Vitane 8 Skate Boot - Women's - $149.47

While the Salomon Vitane 8 Women's Skate Boot features a narrower heel and a higher arch than its male counterpart, the Active 8, it similarly features trickle-down technology from Salomon's venerable S-Lab skate series. And for nearly half of the price, you receive identical comfort features like Salomon's Quicklace lacing system, Sensifit overlap construction, and heat moldable customization. Together, these engineering attributes create crucial levels of lateral ankle support, a complete enveloping interface between the foot and the boot, and a precise fore and aft positioning that reduces leg and foot fatigue. But, you're probably wondering where the Vitane 8 and Vitane Carbon differ' Well, the Vitane 8 forgoes a predominantly carbon construction for more cost effective materials. However, you'll find that its SNS Pilot 2 Equipe outsole and Skating flex chassis deliver the perfect amount stiffness and efficient power transfer for the Vitane 8's sport classification. Other differences come at the Supportive Energyzer cuff that places an emphasis on stability and forgiveness rather than the stiffness and speed found in the 3D. But, perhaps most surprisingly, at 1100 grams per pair, the Vitane weighs in the same weight as the Vitane Carbon, and 100 grams lighter than the S-Lab Vitane. So, you reap the benefits of comfort without sacrificing much performance. - $149.47