Tecnica Inferno 130 Ski Boot - Men's
Squeeze into the stiff, race-ready Tecnica Inferno 130 Ski Boot without injuring your foot before you take on a fast and grippy slalom course. With an easy-on, easy-off Quick Instep System, you can slide your foot into the narrow World Cup Race last without ripping a tendon. The new last design positions your foot in the fastest and most powerful position possible while still obeying FIS equipment regulations.
- The removable Power Chassis, made from carbon steel, adds a rigid skeleton to the bottom sole to enhance the power transfer from boot to binding
- Quick Instep System lets you slide your foot into the 98mm-wide boot without pain, thanks to the softer piece of plastic co-molded to the inner instep
- Thermo-moldable Inferno Race liner features an adjustable, removable rear spoiler and retains heat for anchoring your heel, keeping your foot warm, and providing excellent energy transference
- Flex Adjustment allows fine-tuning by removing one or both rivets on the rear spine to soften the boot’s overall flex
- Dual Cuff Alignment screws tighten on the inner and outer ankle to fit your individual foot size for maximum comfort and power
- Carbon steel buckles provide strength and glove-friendly tweaking while trimming down weight
- The 45mm Power Lock hook-and-loop strap functions as a fifth buckle and won’t open when you tag it with a gate
- Neoprene toe box ensures your toes stay dry as you smoke the race course
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I own a pair of Tecnica Diablo Magma that are about 4-5 years
I own a pair of Tecnica Diablo Magma that are about 4-5 years old now. Size 270/US 9. I have owned many pairs of Technica because of the fit - narrow heel, roomier toe box. Would the US 9.5 meet my requirements in this boot?
By: tom reed
May 2, 2012
The Demon 130 might be a better fit for you than the Inferno 130. The Demon 130 is essentially the updated Diablo. Both have a 100mm last. The Inferno is a 98mm and is much lower volume in the fore foot. You should be able to handle a 130 flex if you liked the Magma's flex. It was rated at 120 which is more comparable to a 130 in today's stiffnes rating.
May 9, 2012
Hey tom reed,
Thanks for the question. Since the Tecnica Diablo Magma Ski Boot has a last width of 100mm, the Tecnica Inferno 130 Ski Boot - Men's will be slightly narrower at a 98mm width. Will the 9.5 size work for you? That would depend on how well you fit into the previous boot length wise as the the shell will be a very similar size, but the liner will be slightly thinner. If you were a bit tight in the previous Tecnica boots, then you should be fine fit wise in this boot. If not, then you will most likely have a fair amount of fore-aft foot movement after the boot breaks in along with some heel lift with a 9.5.
Also, keep in mind that this boot is a 130 flex rating. To step up from a 115 flex to a 130 flex is a pretty big step unless you are more than a decently strong skier in both technique and fitness with hard snow conditions dominating your skiing time. If you do not fit any of the above for the flex rating, I would suggest to stay around 110 to 120.
I hope this answer helps you to find the right boot.
By: Wally Phillips
May 2, 2012
January 30, 2012
These are the best performing boots I've ever worn, I have been loving them this year. They were made on a smaller last than the Tecnica Agents, so definitely try them on as they fit quite a bit smaller than the Agents of the same size. But once you get the right fit--watch out! This is a boot you can really put some power into and it responds amazingly.
I just took back my Lange RX 130's (see the product page
I just took back my Lange RX 130's (see the product page review for why) and am now looking at these. Anyone know what the 11.5 compares to in MM scale (i.e 29.5)? I'm between a 29.5-30.5 in Lange.
By: Brandon Weber
April 1, 2012
Brandon, The Lange RX130 LV and the Inferno 130 should fit about the same lengthwise in the boot. I ski in the 130 and have tried the Lange on and I wouldn't need to change sizes in either. The Tecnica is a much lower volume fit in the forefoot of the boot. They are also a ton easier to get on and off than the Lange. People complained about the original Inferno from 2010/2011 130 being too soft so for 2011/2012 they upped stiffness of the plastic and made it stiffer. Most say it's now stiffer than the RX/RS 130. If you barely buckle the front buckle on the Infernos they tend to leak as well. If you buckle that buckle tight it shouldn't be a problem. There is an easy fix to this problem by putting a small strip of silicon under the overlap or just buckling that front buckle a little tighter. BSL on the 29.5 Tecnica Inferno is 335. Don't always get caught up in BSL though as that is an outside measurement of the boot and not totally relevant to the internal fit.
If you want a low volume boot that is stiff and is not temperature sensitive at all check out the Bodacious.
April 4, 2012
According to Technica, 11.5 lines up directly with a 29.5.
By: Dave Marcus
April 1, 2012
Unbelievable Fit for a 98mm boot
November 8, 2010
I've been in my Tecnica Race Pro 130s for the last two years and it was finally time to upgrade. I've got a fairly narrow foot with some random nobs from years of skiing so I've always had to do quite a bit of boot work to get my boots set for the season. I was amazed when I slipped these bad boys on how well they fit right out of the box. They have that great snug fit that you would expect from a 98mm boot but it seems like the liner and overall lasting of the boot has improved dramatically over my old Tecnicas. I was close to pulling the trigger on a pair of Salmon Falcons but I've got a slightly higher instep and the Falcon was really tough to get into and pretty shallow in that area. These new Infernos have a lot more room over the instep and were so much easier to get in and out of with that Quick Instep piece. I've never had a narrow boot slide on this easily. Can't wait to actually get these on the hill!
What is the BSL on the 10.5
What is the BSL on the 10.5
March 26, 2011
C. Brown takes this dispute! These are actually 325mm.
By: Cory Guru
April 5, 2011
April 1, 2011
Should be 319mm.
By: Josh Chapman
March 29, 2011
Good Boot, Nice race performance, needed fitting
February 15, 2011
I have to say that these are a really great boot. I initial tried em out and they were a bit stiff. But take out the plugs in the back and you can range the stiffness from soft med and hard. These in addition to a custom footbed completely changed my skiing. I a good way.
Only complaint is that they did need grinding and multiple trips to the fitter. But when you're looking for that perfect fit then that's a necessity.
- Shell Material:
- hard plastic
- Number of Buckles:
- Buckle Material:
- carbon steel
- Flex Index:
- Inferno Race
- Last Width:
- Sole Type:
- power chassis
- Walk Mode:
- Binding Compatibility:
- Alpine ISO DIN
- Recommended Use:
- racing, slalom
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year