Pros: Stiff, warm, comfy as heck.
Cons: High/tight calf, a little heel slip (a problem with my foot, obviously)
Amazing boot. I tried it on at the start of the season and have been thinking about it since then. REI finally put it on sale (329 right now, so jump on it if you're in the market. It's a steal at nearly 50% off). I upgraded from the old Salomon X-Wave 9. That boot was perfect except it wasn't quite stiff enough for me. This one is. The boot lining is super comfortable, construction is spot on and the only complaint I have is that the calf housing feels a little tight. I dropped the rear spoiler thing down all the way (it comes a half inch above it's lowest setting) and that resolved the issue a little. Probably part of it has to do with break in time - it's been years since I've had a...(read more)