Dynafit Titan TF-X (2010)
Don’t be fooled by the walk/ski mode switch. This stiff beast’s hard-snow integrity shocked even our most jaded alpine testers with its power on firm snow. Its walk mode boasts a huge motion range, so you can easily skin, hike, or navigate the cafeteria. PLUS: Like the Zzeus, it comes standard with both alpine and hiking soles. MINUS: The boot’s blocky flex is akin to running into a brick wall.