Nordica HR Pro 125 Mojo XP (2010)
The latest in Nordica’s esteemed Hot Rod series of race-bred freeride boots, the HR Pro 125 is reactive and precise, and it provides tons of edge power on groomers. But thanks to shock-absorbing elements in the sole, tongue, and calf, it’s cushy and damp enough for powder, crud, and park laps. PLUS: A definitive do-it-all boot for technically strong skiers. MINUS: Some advanced intermediates at our test found its power intimidating.