Rossignol Pure 80

Model Year
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
Flex Index
Price (MSRP)

Our women's test team is an open-minded bunch--they've given lots of different types of boots a fair shake over the years, whether they were overlap designs or cabrio-style three-piece constructions, or even removable soft boot exoskeleton affairs. They're an inclusive crew, and now it's clear that they are also, absolutely not, flexist. The Rossignol Pure 80 was far-and-away the softest model tested this year, but testers said that for its intended target it delivered on all criteria: fit, performance, stance, features and convenience. They gave it a near-perfect 4.80 (out of 5.00) which put it in the company of the test's best perennial performers.

With only two caveats (they hated the grey color and said it was a little more snug than expected for a 102-mm) lobbed in the Pure 80's direction, testers overwhelmingly loved this boot for how it over-delivered in every way, but with particular regard to it's flex-index rating and price tag.

They said that the shape was well-mapped for the wider foot and thicker leg, though a couple testers said it trended to the snug side of the wide ride group. They thought the heel and ankle pockets were appropriately snug for the target and liked the flare at the boot top for a thicker calf and the room at the forefoot for a broad spread there. They thought the liner's fur accents were a nice touch but not quite enough to compensate for the dull grey exterior--though, they did say the color-way played into its stealthy price-point sleeper persona.

Testers loved how well this boot skied, with virtually all testers registering some level of surprise over how strongly the supposed 80-flex drove skis through a variety of terrain choices and snow surfaces. They said the stance was balanced, the steering response was near-immediate and the stability was confidence-inspiring. They said the Pure 80 is a no-brainer for any thick-footed intermediate or cost-conscious advanced skier looking for a comfy-warm slam dunk boot buy.

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Tech Compatible 


  • “This one gets you skiing comfortably! ” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “Accommodates a wide calf well. I like the two-pulley power strap. It was very easy to turn, even in the junk that's out there. Super comfortable--this boot fits really well. The heel hold is even good. It would fit so many women who have wide feet. ” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Skis great--did it all! Feels much stronger than an 80-flex.” -- Liz Elling
  • “It was like my foot was in a stick of soft butter. Super soft, comfy boot for the muscular, wide foot. Warm, soft, cushy liner. This is my slipper but I can ski in it!” -- Kori Coggin
  • “True wide fit, flex seems stiff for an 80. It's warm and skis a lot better than I expected for a wide, 80-flex boot!” -- Linda Parazoo
  • “Fits great, skis great--no bad qualities.” -- Emily Poore


  • “Kinda ugly. I don't know too many women who would be in love with grey.” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Fit feels a little more mediumish to me.” -- Liz Elling

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Stowe, VT

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