Tecnica Viva Inferno Crush (2012)
Its tester-fave aqua color is only part of why the Crush was voted the "little blue pill" for women. The test team was unanimously up for anything the mountain threw at them in this narrow sport utility boot with a forgiving fit over the instep and removable rear spoiler. Testers repeatedly mentioned the boot's sensitive snow-feel. One said its shock-absorbing bootboard made it the "Air Jordan of ski boots." Notes: Double anchor spine offers two-position flex index adjustment, 45mm powerstrap boosts closure system, dual cuff adjustment and removable rear spoiler provide stance mod options, Quick Instep co-molding at boot throat makes entry/exit a piece of cake, Viva Velvet fur lining is tres plush.