Salomon Vitane Carbon Skate Boot - Women's - $179.97

You might be asking what constitutes a 'women's' skate boot' And while we can't speak for everyone, we can say that the Salomon Vitane Carbon Women's Skate Boot features a narrower heel and a higher arch than its male counterpart, the RS Carbon. However, the differences stop there. Not just a shrink-and-pink skate boot, the Vitane plays host to trickle-down technology from Salomon's venerable S-Lab skate series, ultimately striking an equilibrium between comfort and power. To achieve this, the boot uses S-Lab's hallmark comfort traits like the 3D Energyzer cuff, Quicklace lacing system, Sensifit overlap construction, and heat moldable customization. Together, these engineering features create race-day 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. And while these attributes directly equate to comfort, the Vitane's SNS Pilot 2 Carbon Pro outsole and Carbon Skating Plate chassis deliver the speed. This carbon fiber pairing provides one of Salomon's most efficient power transfers, while the Energyzer cuff's spring retention lifts the ski in order to minimize tip drag and to accelerate ski return. And perhaps most surprisingly, at 1100 grams per pair, the Vitane weighs in 100 grams lighter than the S-Lab Vitane. - $179.97