Nordica Dobermann Pro 130 (2010)
Maybe this one belongs in the racy Speed category. It’s a relaxed version (98 mm, 130 flex) of the World Cup “plug” boot and, new this year, Nordica bolts in the bootboard. The result is an astonishing power boost. It compromises warmth, too, but the Dobie Pro remains a thrilling all-mountain ripper for high-expert skiers. “Strong structure for razor-sharp turn initiation,” said Gleason.