Field tested alpine boots for every type of skier.
Salomon X-Pro 120
BEST FOR: Customization
Easy customization is the trend in alpine boots, and the X-Pro 120 ($699) is one of the easiest to have fit. Virtually the entire shell and cuff of this simple, well-designed boot is made with heat-moldable material. A 20-minute process is all it takes to dial in this intermediate all-mountain boot.
Rossignol All-track Pro 130
BEST FOR: Sidecountry
Testers continue to give Rossignol's sensor boots high marks. The Alltrack Pro's ($800) thin, narrow boot board affords great snow feel, and Rossi redesigned how the upper and lower shells come together for improved downhill performance and more range of motion when hiking.
Dalbello Krypton Pro
BEST FOR: Technicians
Ski instructors and frontside rippers loved the krypton's ($850) lateral response, and big-mountain guys loved the smooth, predictable flex. Credit the old-school, three-piece cabrio design, which Dalbello has perfected with modern materials and technology.
Nordica Hell and Back H1
BEST FOR: Aggressive Skiers
A generous toe box, a new breathable liner, and a bootfitter-friendly design (you can take the whole thing apart and get to everything easily) made this big-mountain boot ($599) an immediate favorite among our hardest-charging testers. "This boot should be named Heaven and Back!" raved one.
Lange SX 120
BEST FOR: Wide Feet
The SX 120 ($650) features the same tried-and-true race-inspired designs Lange uses for its flagship boots, but in a wider (102 millimeters) last. An asymmetrical toe box and comfy new liner add to the anatomical fit. If you have big feet and are a rippin' skier, this is your boot.
K2 Spyne 110
BEST FOR: Intermediates
K2's first-ever line of boots is impressive. Out-of-the-box fit is off the charts, and the rear of the boot ($625) has no rivets — a smart design that results in exceptionally smooth flex. Available in two widths (97 and 100 millimeters) and women’s models.
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