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2015's Top 22 Frontside Ski Boots

These top boots scored well for ripping resort runs in our test.

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It's that time of the year: when leaves start to fall, snow flies in the high country, ski areas test snow-making equipment, and we, as skiers, start…

It’s that time of the year: when leaves start to fall, snow flies in the high country, ski areas test snow-making equipment, and we, as skiers, start thinking about new gear. Enjoy this collection, and the many others, of the best new skis and boots for 2015.

LAST 98 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $850 The burliest boot in the race-style category feels noticeably thick underfoot and aligns the foot along the ski’s…

LAST 98 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $850

The burliest boot in the race-style category feels noticeably thick underfoot and aligns the foot along the ski’s inside edge, which it positively hammers into the hardest of ice. 

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LAST 95-105 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $850 Though it’s built with Fischer’s Vacuum heat-moldable technology, we found this boot eager without fit…

LAST 95-105 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $850

Though it’s built with Fischer’s Vacuum heat-moldable technology, we found this boot eager without fit fiddling. 

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LAST 100 mm FLEX 120 MSRP $700This new Hawx impressed testers with its versatile personality. See more info on this boot, and others we tested, here. 

LAST 100 mm

FLEX 120

MSRP $700

This new Hawx impressed testers with its versatile personality. 

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LAST 96 mm FLEX 130 (120-130-140) MSRP $750 This isn’t an exact copy of the boot you see Ted Ligety blistering World Cup GS courses in, but it’s…

LAST 96 mm

FLEX 130 (120-130-140)

MSRP $750

This isn’t an exact copy of the boot you see Ted Ligety blistering World Cup GS courses in, but it’s close enough to give you an inkling of what he feels. 

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LAST 101 mm FLEX 125 MSRP $650 It’s dressed like Clark Kent but it skis like Superman.Get more info on this boot here. 

LAST 101 mm

FLEX 125

MSRP $650

It’s dressed like Clark Kent but it skis like Superman.

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LAST 100 mm FLEX 110 MSRP $650A revamped liner helped this sophomore hold its own against a bunch with brawnier flex ratings.Get more info on this…

LAST 100 mm

FLEX 110

MSRP $650

A revamped liner helped this sophomore hold its own against a bunch with brawnier flex ratings.

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LAST 97 mm FLEX 140 MSRP $850 If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Lange’s big blue family, let us introduce you to the favorite son. See more about…

LAST 97 mm

FLEX 140

MSRP $850

If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Lange’s big blue family, let us introduce you to the favorite son. 

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LAST 97 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $800 Lange’s RX chassis is a benchmark for its blend of winning elements. Get more info on this boot here. 

LAST 97 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $800

Lange’s RX chassis is a benchmark for its blend of winning elements. 

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LAST 102 mm FLEX 120 MSRP $650 Versatile and well priced, the SX is the roomier brother of the race-bred RS and all-mountain RX lines.Get more info…

LAST 102 mm

FLEX 120

MSRP $650

Versatile and well priced, the SX is the roomier brother of the race-bred RS and all-mountain RX lines.

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LAST 98 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $799 What a true race-style boot should be: simple, functional, comfortable by virtue of shape, and unadorned by gizmos that…

LAST 98 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $799

What a true race-style boot should be: simple, functional, comfortable by virtue of shape, and unadorned by gizmos that can get in the way of high-performance skiing. 

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LAST 100 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $749 Nordica’s medium-width Hell series is gone, and testers loved its energetic replacement.Get more info on this boot…

LAST 100 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $749

Nordica’s medium-width Hell series is gone, and testers loved its energetic replacement.

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LAST 97 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $800 Rossi’s only narrow-fit non-racer also has serious edge tenacity, power, and accuracy. Get more info on this boot here. 

LAST 97 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $800

Rossi’s only narrow-fit non-racer also has serious edge tenacity, power, and accuracy. 

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LAST 100-106 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $800 Our favorite Salomon this year teams power with customizable width.Get more info on this boot here. 

LAST 100-106 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $800

Our favorite Salomon this year teams power with customizable width.

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LAST 100 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $785 Anatomically detailed from its super-moldable and even grindable liner to the outside of its all-new shell, this boot…

LAST 100 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $785

Anatomically detailed from its super-moldable and even grindable liner to the outside of its all-new shell, this boot is highly sculpted.

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LAST 98 mm FLEX 130 MSRP $785 This has been one of our top three favorites in the caregory for two years, thanks to its stance, fit, and power. Get…

LAST 98 mm

FLEX 130

MSRP $785

This has been one of our top three favorites in the caregory for two years, thanks to its stance, fit, and power. 

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LAST 100 mm FLEX 100 MSRP $550With its relaxed lower and flared cuff, this new Hawx opens up even more fit doors than before.Get more info on this…

LAST 100 mm

FLEX 100

MSRP $550

With its relaxed lower and flared cuff, this new Hawx opens up even more fit doors than before.

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LAST 96 mm FLEX 110 MSRP $600 Considering raptors are known for sharp vision and powerful talons, this boot is aptly named.Get more info on this boot…

LAST 96 mm

FLEX 110

MSRP $600

Considering raptors are known for sharp vision and powerful talons, this boot is aptly named.

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LAST 101 mm FLEX 95 MSRP $475 The Vector 105 is a half step ahead of expectations, starting ith a well-contoured grip on the foot and a powerful…

LAST 101 mm

FLEX 95

MSRP $475

The Vector 105 is a half step ahead of expectations, starting ith a well-contoured grip on the foot and a powerful flex.

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LAST 100 mm FLEX 100 MSRP $625 The Spyre 100 is strong enough for high-performance turns without a punishing fit.Get more info on this boot here. 

LAST 100 mm

FLEX 100

MSRP $625

The Spyre 100 is strong enough for high-performance turns without a punishing fit.

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LAST 97 mm FLEX 110 MSRP $700 Testers found the fit and flex ratings—a narrow 97 millimeters and a sturdy 110, respectively, accurate.Get more info…

LAST 97 mm

FLEX 110

MSRP $700

Testers found the fit and flex ratings—a narrow 97 millimeters and a sturdy 110, respectively, accurate.

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LAST 97 mm FLEX 110 MSRP $700This cleanly designed favorite returns in an all-black look. See more info about this boot, and others we tested, here. 

LAST 97 mm

FLEX 110

MSRP $700

This cleanly designed favorite returns in an all-black look. 

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LAST 98-104 mm FLEX 110 MSRP $700 A broad-range calf adjuster and the 360 Custom Shell’s ability to adapt to the foot and lower leg shaft give this…

LAST 98-104 mm

FLEX 110

MSRP $700

A broad-range calf adjuster and the 360 Custom Shell’s ability to adapt to the foot and lower leg shaft give this boot great fit flexibility.

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