I really don't need new boots, but I want them :) I currently own a pair of Dabello Krypton Cross from 2008. I am in my initial stages of looking at boots online, but I will purchase local as I have no idea how someone could purchase boots online and get a good fit. Yes the pricing is attractive online, but you are missing out on the benefits of a local bootfitter.
Now to my question. The Freeride boots intrigue me and wondering if they are everything an All-Mountain boot is, with the benefit of going into a hike mode for backcountry or would I be loosing something over the All-Mountain? I normally ski in the Mid-Atalantic, so any backcountry is when I go out west.