Nordica Hot Rod 80W (2010)
Nordica makes roomier women’s boots, but it’s hard to imagine needing more comfort than that offered by the 80W. It’s warm, easy to get on and off, and “fur”-lined, but the rearward support is excellent, and the slightly duck-footed stance helps an aspiring carver find her edges with ease. Carving can’t be far behind. “Easygoing and all-day comfortable, but still fun to ski,” said MacConnell.