Pros: Race performace
Cons: Poor liner construction
Once fitted correctly, the boot is comfortable and perform extremely well. Don't expect to be warm in this boot. If you spend hours outside on the slopes, pick up some boot heaters. I went with the Thermic Li-Ion version, and I am very happy with the results.
The liners are lace-up compatible. However, I have found that it is virtually impossible to get my foot into the shell when wearing the liners. As a result I have abandoned the laces. I insert the liners, then my foot. The Nordica Dobermann Boots are designed for lace up liners and allow the liner to slip into the shell with a foot inside it. The Atomics do not. Do laces add anything to the Atomic liners - IMHO no.
Within the first year, I had the tungues replaced because they cracked, and my toes have gone through the neoprene in the toe box.
Will I purchase Atomic boots next time? Hmmmm. Although I am happy with the performance, I am not thrilled with the quality and construction. So, I think I'll look elsewhere (sponsorship is always welcome, ha ha).