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    Field tested alpine boots for every type of skier.

    Ari Goosen

  • Salomon X-Pro 120

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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