The most aerodynamic boot on the market
For over 70 years progression has been the obsession of our “True Blue Team”. The pursuit of speed sets the course. A course that guides and unites us all. This constant quest for innovation and performance has led to the creation of the new generation of RS, the iconic Lange model. More fluid and aerodynamic, our new RS is a gem of marginal gains to offer skiers looking for absolute performance even more speed!
In partnership with the Formula 1 Sauber-Alfa Romeo Racing team, we conducted wind tunnel tests to develop the most aerodynamic boot on the market.
The ‘Air Flow’ concept was born in their laboratory, one that pushes the boundaries of science, and shapes the future of sport.
A revolutionary technology that optimizes the shape of the 3D-molded shell and new buckles.
- Reduce the coefficient of friction
- Reduce air drag.
« Race Flex Adjust » for better energy transmission without loss
Our all-new Air Flow technology is complemented by another flagship innovation: Race Flex Adjust, a plate at the back of the boot that enhances energy transmission between the shell and the cuff. The plate replaces the two conventional screws familiar to all racers. The softer insert offers the ability to soften the flex without creating play or energy loss. Our new RS has been designed as an intricate assembly of parts, each delivering maximum performance while harmoniously interfacing for optimal efficiency.
Comparison between PU+Injected carbon and PU53:
PU + Carbon Injected = stiff density
Guarantees optimum connection, transmission and diffusion of power.
PU 53 = soft density
Reduces flex by -8%
Details make difference
Because tiny improvements push a great performance over the edge, we also work on the fit. The new RS has a new liner that goes beyond performance to provide a certain level of comfort. Directly inspired by racing, it is designed with a microfibre external and minimal seams. The lacing system has been reworked to maximise the connection and closure of the liner. Specific thermoformable paddings have been positioned on the ankles for greater customization. In addition, the liner has a removable spoiler for adjusting forward lean.
Other new developments include the possibility of fitting Vibram lifters and canting directly derived from racing.
Marginal gains are the path to speed
Since 1948, at Lange, speed has been in our DNA, and we’ve been on an endless quest for it. It’s a pursuit that connects the heart, soul, and body of our skiers. An energy that inhabits our boots and fuels the dreams of our athletes.
Underpinning every day in the gym, every training run, and every race. That’s where our mindset resides, the pursuit of speed sets the course. A course that guides and unites us all: champions, technicians, and R&D team. Speed is a collective goal, one that we’ve achieved along a path of marginal gains.
Inspired by the most innovative sports, and the most boundary-pushing performances, our new RS reflects it. We've always looked for marginal gains. These small improvements in a number of different aspects which, when put together, have a huge impact on the performance of our boots, and therefore of our skiers. Marginal gains are our winning culture.
Alone in the start gate, staring down the course. A place where time will slow down with speed. Where stress gives way to adrenaline and turns doubts into decisions. You are more alive than ever. Everything is about concentration and determination. A deep breath to fill your lungs with fresh air before giving it your all. Dropping in, life distils down to its essence—everything is streamlined: simple, aerodynamic. There is only the rhythm of a heart beating for victory, a soul made for racing.
Products available in fall 2024
RACE WORLD CUP
WORLD CUP RS ZC
WORLD CUP RS ZB
WORLD CUP RS ZA
WORLD CUP RS ZJ+
WORLD CUP RS ZA+
WORLD CUP RS ZSOFT +
WORLD CUP RS 140
RS 130 LV/MV
RS 120 LV
RS 110 LV/MV
RACE SHORT CUFF
RS 120 SC LV
RS 110 SC LV
RS 100 WIDE SC MV
RS 90 SC LV
RS 70 SC LV