The tour-ready Cochise rolled up strong comfort and convenience marks. Testers loved the single, oversize cuff buckle. The women-specific liner’s neoprene toe box gave way for ample up-front fit. The slick Lycra that drapes the liner’s cuff—combined with the shell’s releasable cuff and flexible instep flange—makes this one of the easiest in the category to get into and out of. The walk/tour mode was a tester favorite, with great range of motion and a natural-feeling stride. “Comfortable foot position, balanced stance, good range of travel in tour mode.” Notes: Free Mountain line-up offers touring mode with simple pull-loop actuation, convenient three-buckle overlap closure with bomber-solid i-Rebound cuff design and cuff adjustment throughout. DIN soles come standard but Tech-compatible soles are available.