Salomon Idol 8 CS (2010)
You can wear this mid-stiff boot right out of the box and it’ll fit snug like a sock. It initiates turns quickly and effortlessly. “Really springy,” wrote one tester. The neoprene wrapping around the forefoot ensures that there’s no pinching in the cuff or shin. PLUS: Roomy enough for widefooted women but not too big for everyone else. MINUS: Might be too powerful and unforgiving for intermediates.