The Best Alpine Boots of 2014

Field tested alpine boots for every type of skier.

Ari Goosen
(Inga Hendrickson)
Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online

Field tested alpine boots for every type of skier.

Ari Goosen

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.

Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Buyers Guide 2014 Alpine Boots Outside Online
(Inga Hendrickson)

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