Rating: 21.53 / 5
The XT returns unchanged this year, still one of the category's best. It's well shaped and nicely padded around bony prominences for a no-hot-spots fit. It hovers just to the snug side of medium-fit tension scores. The long-travel, spring-loaded flex generates energy and pop with every turn. Coulter: "Rocks like a Lange race boot but with better off-piste ability. A contender for Best of Test."