The Atomic Hawx has a very inviting initial fit; the liner is comfortable and features a layer of memory foam that cradles the foot well. The memory foam will be less prone to packing out in the long run and the personalized fit can be preserved even with long-term wear. We found this boot to have a roomy, medium-volume fit which would be best for skiers who have been cramped in narrower boots in the past. Also, it is tall and upright, which feels responsive while skiing.
However, the 120 flex of the Atomic Hawx feels soft in comparison to the other boots in this test, in particular the Lange RX 120 and the Dalbello Panterra ID 120 - all of which feel much stiffer even though they technically have the same flex rating. If this boot fits you well but you are looking for a stiffer ride, consider the 130 flex version.
This model features unique iFlex zones along the outside of the foot, which are designed to increase sensitivity. Coupled with the soft 120 flex, these zones left the boot feeling unsupportive.