Fischer X-120 (2010)
Like Atomic’s Nuke 1-Thirty, the X-120 is based on a successful race-boot design, but it has been optimized as an everyday boot for aggressive all-mountain skiers. The secret behind its exceptional quickness and all-around precision is the heels-in, toes-out stance Fischer’s been using for a few years now. PLUS: A bare-bones performer with zero design gimmicks. MINUS: If you’re pigeon-toed, the stance could be uncontrollably reactive.