Rating: 18.73 / 5
The X-Face is a shock-absorbing off-piste specialist with a ton of useful features, and testers were stunned by its power transmission to the edge-best Roxa ever, they said. The lightweight spiral-wrap Intuition liner pairs with a clean hike mode and Dynafit tech fittings to offer options beyond the area boundary. Way roomier in the toe box and forefoot than expected for 99-mm, but it tapers to a snug fit in the rear foot. Barr: "Fun boot. Playful but serious on edge; strong but light enough to get around quickly."