Full Tilt First Chair (2010)
“I was really surprised at how well these skied,” said one tester. These boots will shred your preconceived notions about three-piece performance. They’re at home in soft snow and on the feet of skiers who power skis laterally, but they offer enough support to bend skis on firm snow. PLUS: Motorcycle-boot-style cable covers help keep the cables aligned. MINUS: Though the heat-fit liner helps, the shell’s interior can create pressure points.