Top 5 Boots: The best ski boots of 2012/13

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Boots are the most intimate part of your setup. Your feet, shins and calves demand nothing short of a perfect fit. To achieve this, boots must be intricately detailed while remaining rugged enough to take a beating. These are the best five boots on the market; these are our Editor’s Picks. Don’t forget, be sure to try them on or work with a fitter before dropping cash for a new pair.

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*Editor’s Picks are based on the selections made for the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. Products are listed in alphabetical order.

Daleboot VFF Pro Boot

MSRP: $795

“The VFF (Variable Forward Flex) Pro allows you to adjust the forward flex to suit your skiing and the terrain while maintaining lateral stiffness.”

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Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro Boot

MSRP: $579.95

“Intuition Pro Liners come standard and provide a comfortable fit while enhancing performance.”

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Lange XT 130 Boot

MSRP: $699.95

“The ultra-grippy rubber sole and arch, combined with a hike mode, allow you to ascend steep terrain, while the 130 flex provides the performance to descend in confidence.”

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Nordica Ace of Spades Boot

MSRP: $599

“The middle of the three buckles provides great heel retention directly over the instep.”

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Rossignol Electra Pro 110 Boot

MSRP: $650

“For the female rippers with a slightly narrower foot, the Electra is a great choice.”

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