Round 5 – Boot Selection, Resort Choice, Pick 15These boots are the next step in the solution for anyone that’s ever needed the stiffness of an alpine boot but missed their walk mode and Vibram sole. With tech and DIN soles available and a powerful buckle system power strap, these boots have the best of both worlds. Since there is no real standardized system for flex indexes, the 120 flex doesn’t compare directly with the 120 of a strictly alpine boot. But it’s certainly stiffer than other brands’ AT boots claiming the same number. I would happily ski these inbounds all day and even more happily turn on the walk mode for a sidecountry hike, sled lap, or après time.
Other Draft Picks By Ian Fohrman