2017 Brand Profile
Head’s 2017 collection provides an object lesson in how to build a modern boot line. For the vast majority of skiers who will be guided into a medium (100mm) or wide (102mm) model, offer total customization of the shell and liner so it’s all but impossible to fall short of a perfect fit, which happens to be Head’s trade name for its heat-molding technology. For the expert technical skier, start with the perfectly balanced shell close to the foot (96mm) and keep it there. Remember, we’re talking about Head here, a brand that knows a thing or two about what’s required in a high performance ski boot.
In 2017, Head capitalizes on the well-deserved laurels laid at the feet of the Raptor 140 RS to spin off two new Raptors. The Raptor Speed RS is for anyone who loves everything about the Raptor 140 RS but its white color. The Raptor 100 RS uses the same narrow last as its beefier brothers, but is otherwise significantly detuned to suit the recreational skier for whom it’s intended.
Head’s core collection remains Vector Evo, 100% customizable shells and liners built on the same fundamental stance angles as the Raptor RS family, but with a medium-volume (100mm) last.
The newest branch of the Head boot family, Advant Edge, supplants Adapt Edge as its best boots for wide (102mm), high volume feet. Advant Edge uses a bi-material shell loaded with subtle features that together actually aid the skier’s skill development. And that’s just the beginning: Advant Edge also uses Perfect Fit heat-molding of the shell and liner, an easy-entry shell design, Spine-Tech buckles and one of the niftiest closure features ever, Double Power buckles on all flexes.