Nordica Doberman EDT 100 (2010)
Ex-racers and serious carvers will like the tight fit and World Cup–quality shell of this rigid boot. It has excellent balance and edge control, and despite the stiffness, it’s still easy to flex and roll your ankles into the turn. And although it’s not specifically a women’s boot, we loved it anyway. PLUS: A groomer specialist, but also handled off-piste terrain just fine. MINUS: The fit is so narrow, testers complained of cold toes.