Well the new Soul shell has the rubber sole inserts, and a roomier toe box. And I'm pretty sure onenerdykid played a big part in re-designing the toe box, so that's something pretty neat. It's also likely that the chemical composition of the plastic used in a pair of FT's has been changed a bunch since the original Raichles back in the day.
secret fucking SNOWBALL mission...
Chaitea, "The best gloves are mittens."
Park Guy, "Everytime it snows my dick takes a beating."
the plastic molds and plastic we use is unchanged. We have added a new FTi shell (the wider one) and a kids model (the growth spurt). The original shell is unchanged with upgrades to liners, buckles, look, ect.
Before I took the job with Atomic, I was a boot-fitter in Vermont working very closely with Full Tilt and their athletes. The squared out toe box of the FT Soul was one of the things I thought of how to improve upon the Original last, but I'm sure they heard that from a few other people too.
The Redster series was my first development project with Atomic and you guys will see the next batch of new boots at SIA later this month.
Full tilt has not made any drastic changes in the last 30 years so you could say its old technology. Its amazing that is so successful. It's probably due to the dope graphics, comfort level and pro endorsement.