Regarding the narrow (98 mm) boot category, testers will tell you two things: They’re the most satisfying performers, and testing them hurts. But the latter is less and less true as “narrow” boots become increasingly roomy. In a category that used to involve a certain amount of suffering, testers this year were universally surprised by how much wiggle room they found. Examples: Tecnica Cochise Pro, Salomon X-Max, and the new atomic redster Pro 130. Some are pleased by this development. Others worry that truly trench-driving fit tension might become a thing of the past.