The top 11 ski boots of 2017

The top 11 ski boots of 2017

Without the right pair of boots, skiing isn’t nearly as fun as it should be. Boots are the foundation of a good skier, and making sure they fit perfectly is crucial to having the best season(s) possible. (More on how to achieve that, here.) Below, feast your eyes on the top 11 of 2017 (in no particular order). Surely, there’s one in there that’ll tickle your fancy. From boots geared towards uphill travel to park-specific ones to those meant simply for charging everything in between, we’ve got it all.

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Atomic Hawx Ultra 130

Atomic

“For a ripping 130-flex boot, the Hawx Ultra is mind-blowingly lightweight—Atomic’s lightest alpine boot to date, in fact…” Click for full review.


Full Tilt Drop Kick

Full-Tilt

“After a yearlong absence from the market, the fan-favorite Drop Kick is back by popular demand for 2016-17…” Click for full review.


Nordica Speedmachine 130

Nordica

“Modification is the name of the game with the brand-new Speedmachine 130. Nordica’s customizable liner utilizes cork, a natural insulator that’s also dense to ensure premium power transmission…” Click for full review.


Lange Freetour XT 130

Lange

“The new Freetour XT 130 is one majorly badass alpine touring boot—we’re talking Vin Diesel badass…” Click for full review.


Scarpa Freedom 100

Scarpa

“The Freedom 100 boasts a 100-flex rating and comes standard with swappable alpine soles, suitable for those who ride the resort predominantly but venture out of bounds every once in a while…” Click for full review.


Dalbello Lupo T.I.

Dalbello

“If you prefer tech bindings and attacking the biggest, burliest lines you can find, the Lupo T.I. may be the boot for you…” Click for full review.


Rossignol Pure Elite 120

Rossignol

“This 120-flex boot may look to be purely plush—that merino wool insulation is oh so comfortable—but it friggin’ rips…” Click for full review.


Salomon QST Pro 90 W

Salomon

“Salomon’s new QST boots took cues from its line of trail running shoes with the Endofit tongue: It wraps around both sides of the foot, filling space in the boot, resulting in a natural, comfortable fit…” Click for full review.


K2 Pinnacle Pro

K2

“K2 puts the emphasis on weight savings with its new Pinnacle Pro boot. The brand utilizes lightweight, stiff (and eco-friendly) Pebax material in the construction to lighten the load without compromising power and drive…” Click for full review.


Head Hammer 110

HEAD

“With a flex of 110, this boot is geared towards lighter-weight skiers or those who prefer an alternative to the ultra-stiff yet popular Hammer 130…” Click for full review.


Fischer RC Pro 130 Vacuumm Full Fit

Fischer

“Fischer’s Vacuum Full Fit process helps mold the entire boot, both shell and liner, to the anatomy of your foot for a boot fully customized to you…” Click for full review.


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Related: Here’s everything you need to know before you buy new boots

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