Roxa Kara 95

Model Year
2016-17
Category
All-Mountain Walk
Last Width
100mm
Flex Index
95
Price (MSRP)
$500.00USD

The Gist

Testers liked the extra room in the toebox, forefoot and through the instep, claiming that thicker footed intermediate-ish gals looking at wide last boots should put this on their list for great value, even though it's classed as a medium width.

Fit

Testers scored the Kara 95 as a wide… not that this is bad, but it'd be on the roomy side of the 100mm category group tested. The instep fit particularly provides a high ceiling, so a great solution for higher volume feet—but not the best retention there for lower insteps. The cuff is upright with a nice feel against the shin, testers said. Overall, they liked the cushioned feel of the All Mountain LS liner.

Performance

Surprisingly strong on edge and able in all-mountain conditions for the money, testers claimed. The flex feel is tougher than 95 and laterally the Kara 95 could drive a ski at speed and especially tore into softer snow surfaces. Quickness scores were muted by the oversized fit, but it managed to go edge-to-edge just fine, they said.

Cool Features

The hike mode is basic and limited in its range of motion but it's a good après chilling accoutrement.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
Kara 85 $450, Kara 75 $375

Kudos

  • “A gutsy and aggressive ride—catches on quickly! Love this boot!” -- Emily Poore
  • “Surprisingly fun and high performance.” -- Julia Carr
  • “Warm boot with lots of toe wiggle room.” -- Filomena ' Mena' Dardani
  • “Good for a wide foot—upright and supportive flex. Beautiful cosmetics!” -- Kristina "Rev" Revello
  • “Gets on an edge and stays there. Good feel for the snow” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Blends power and support for a stable, smooth ride. ” -- Megen Johnson

Caveats

This boot available at...

Portland, OR
Steamboat Springs, CO
Mammoth Lakes, CA

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