Rating: / 5
This year we challenged boot brands to enter softer, less-expensive models up against the top-shelf boots in the test. The Spyne 110 was the highest scoring of the men's Value entries. It stuffs everything (almost) that the Spyne 130 offers into a condensed power pack that will sell for around $500 in most shops-a lot of bang for the buck. It's not as strong as the 130, but testers said it has stability and power that exceed its 110 flex rating. The fit of the lower shell is on the snug side of medium. It can be customized by heating the Intuition liner and completing the simple molding process. Or you can let it break in over time if snug-medium is right for you. The upper cuff is well-balanced front-to-back and side-to-side, but testers said it runs a little short. This makes the boot agile and adept in tight spots, but it didn't provide quite enough support for heavier guys and those with long legs. The lower cuff also worked great for testers with larger calves as the cuff rim sat below the muscle mass.