That being said, there are several other brands doing some pretty unique stuff at the moment, and the most technologically advance boot may not even be what you are looking for. I prefer a 3 piece boot that is fairly narrow for skiing the mountain, as well as walking/touring purposes, which several brands don't offer. Does it work for me? Hell yea. Does it work for everyone, or even most people? Absolutely not. What Atomic is doing is totally rad, and is sure to change the ski boot game for a lot of people looking for specifics in fit and feel. Dynafit has been leading the AT charge for some time, and continue to do so not just in boots, but in binding development as well. Other brands like Full Tilt and Roxa rely on classic proven designs that definitely aren't flashy or high tech in any way, but they are simple, user friendly, and just plain feel good without much hassle. And everyone else is doing all of this stuff in one way or another. Do your homework. Get in as many boots as possible. Figure out what features you like and don't like. Buckle configurations, construction style, flex rating, last, forward lean angles, and plenty of other stuff you can take a look at and narrow down what boots will fit your foot and your skiing needs. Figure out how your foot is shaped, and what models/brands have shells that naturally fit that. OR
Go see a boot fitter. ha.
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