I really got into touring this year. I spent some time touring in alpine boots and that sucked big time, blisters every day. So I opted to get a pair of touring boots. To start I got a pair of Garmont Adrenalin boots that fit well and skied nice for DH, while they were better than the alpine setup, they still left me hobbling with blisters on the skin track.
Where I live in the bear river and bear lake mts the tours are typically long approach with a mile or two traversing long drainage basins and FS roads before you get to climbing to your line. The skiing is generally 30-35* avy terrain, but not super intimidating runs.
After the bad experience with the Adrenalin, I thought abotu what I wanted to do. I love touring and the endorphins from a long day climbing mountains. But I would have to either get a setup that let me skin pain free or give up touring entirely.
I decided to get a dynafit compatible boot so that I could ditch the fritschi franken-stride and hopefully get a lighter more tour-able setup.
I picked the Maestrale based on Lee Lau's review form wildsnow.com. I read about the light weight, great Range of motion on the ankle, premium liner, and that they didn't ski too bad. Basically it seemed like the most feature packed boot available for all day type tours.
Anyway, Now I have been out touring on the boots for 6 days with 1 resort day, I can say that its the best touring experience I have had. They boots skin great. The increased ROM is much better than the Adrenalin. The liner is warm and super comfy and I have been blister free since day one. These boots saved to sport for me. The fact that they weigh 2lbs less and are a bit stiffer and ski better than the Adrenalin is merely a bonus.