Here's another boot that our testers didn't want to give back. It's also another example of the trend in boots to stand the skier up a little taller with upright closure and comfortable support along the shin. Testers loved the lateral stance, too, and noted how the upper cuff married with the lower in a seamless wrap of the lower leg and foot. Extra room for the toes and "cute!" cosmetics didn't hurt either. Notes: Ultra Grip soles and elastomer S.I. bootboard offer more off-piste dampening and hike options, polyether shell maintains flex feel at different temperatures, Allen screw cuff adjustment is straightforward.