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Kneissl Rail Mens Review

Kneissl Rail


Description
Imagine comfort, convenience and optimum performance from a ski boot! Imagine that at the end of your ski day, your feet thanking you. Imagine precise performance and incredible ease of entry and exit. You've just imagined the Kneissl Rail! The most innovative boot in decades, it is the first luxury ski boot ever designed to maximize the performance and enjoyment of shaped skis. The comfort level is so high that you will not believe your feet! A 4 component design allows Kneissl to acheive what no other ski boot ever has.
1. The Frame is constructed of ultra-light polyamid that ensures maximum lateral, medial and rearward stability.
2. The Soft Shell wraps the foot in waterproof insulated material that offers incredible warmth and security.
3. The Thinsulate lined Lace Liner enables precise fit adjustment thru a unique micro-metric lacing system that maximizes ski control.
4. The DTI Direct Impulse system progressively drives force to the ski for more efficient skiing while controlling balance and forward flex.
Features and Benefits:
Frame - Made of exclusive glass-fiber Polyamide, the frame delivers solid lateral, medial and rearward energy transmission.
Soft Shell - Constructed of waterproof insulating materials, the Soft Shell hugs the foot in a layer of comfort.
Lace Liner -Micro adjustable fit thru the Lace Liner system ensure perfect fit and comfort.
Direct Impulse System - The stainless steel Rail encircles the lower shell of the boot. Attached to the upper cuff, the Rail then ensure a smooth progressive flex and optimum power transmission.
Walk / Ski Mode - Easier walking and comfort in the lift line.
Sole System - Replaceable toe and heel lugs are attached to a solid glass-fiber insert in the shell. This creates a super stiff sole that enhances ski control.
Sizes: 24,25,26,27,28,29,30
Model Number: 12130-1000-9932
Price: $390.00
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Review Date
August 2, 2009

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: astrid ,  Skier

Summary:
I purchased the Rail 22 series. They are my favorite boot by far. I have a very high instep. My feet never get cold and I love, love this boot. They are a little heavy and in terms of looking like a frakenstein boot. However, they have great walking latches too. Will only buy this brand in the future.


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Review Date
December 10, 2007

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Reviewed by: Sean R ,  Skier

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I first saw the Kneissl soft boots on sale and decided to try them on, wow did they feel great. comfy and warm I purchased them ready to hit the slopes. This is where my opinion of the boots changed drastically. The boots have too much flex and I could not get them adjusted properly to my feet. the liner would pinch and my feet constantly cramped making last season the worst season of skiing. these boots Cannot be adjusted like four buckle ski boots and in my opinion are not worth your money. The original price is around $400 but i feel sorry for anyone who had to pay that much. i give them 1 out of five just because I think they look nice.


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Review Date
January 29, 2004

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 4 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Kevin ,  Beginner

Summary:
i have the 2003/04 Kneissl Rails & THEY ARE GREAT! now only if they were just as light as my TRS skates... they'd be perfect. $150 for them. can't pass that up, they're easily equal to a $400 boot.

Similar Products Used:
salomon verse 5, salomon 1080, salomon performance 4


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Review Date
March 3, 2003

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Chuck B ,  Advanced

Summary:
I was looking for a comfortable replacement boot for my odd sized foot (very wide & high instep), and decided to give soft boots a look after failing to find comfortable plastic boots at half dozen ski shops. I was going to purchase the Nordica Smartech boots, but couldn't find my size in the stiffer Smartech 10. The shop also had the Kneissl Rail boot, which I found very comfortable, but also not as stiff as I would like given my 190 lb weight. So I looked on Kneissl's website and found that the boot I tried was actually the 2001-02 model, and the 2002-03 model comes in three degrees of stiffness. I also discovered that the reason you didn't see any Kneissl boots in stores was because their North American distributor went out of business and was being replaced. In other words, you could buy the boot in Europe or Japan, but not in North America.

I did find exactly what I wanted on ebay. There's nothing like getting a $500 boot for only $119! I purchased the Scandium model.

Of course the real test would be on the slopes, and I can tell you that this pair of boots was BY FAR the most comfortable boots I have ever worn in my life! Lateral and forward stiffness was more than adequte for my ability level. The Thermo-fit liner is extremely comfortable and molded itself to my foot. At lunch and apres I found that I didn't even loosen my boot latches, while in the past that's the first thing I'd do to ease the pain of my feet.

Bottom line: This boot significantly increased the enjoyment of my ski experience. I would recommend soft boots, and this boot in particular, to anyone currently not 100% happy with their current "hard" boots.


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