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.
“The VFF (Variable Forward Flex) Pro allows you to adjust the forward flex to suit your skiing and the terrain while maintaining lateral stiffness.”
“Intuition Pro Liners come standard and provide a comfortable fit while enhancing performance.”
“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.”
Nordica Ace of Spades Boot
“The middle of the three buckles provides great heel retention directly over the instep.”
“For the female rippers with a slightly narrower foot, the Electra is a great choice.”