There's a reason Scarpa hasn't made many changes to the T2X over the past few years: It's solid just the way it is. A three-buckle lightweight that comes in at a pound less than Scarpa's bulkier boots, it's most at home far from $12 hamburgers. 6.5 lbs; scarpa.com
Bonus: Its walk mode works exceptionally well.
Bummer: A little too soft for the most aggressive tele skiers.