Rating: / 5
The buttery, soft-box-of-warm-kittens boot of the test had the test team making embarrassing cuddly noises as they put it on—a testament to how easy entry was, how plush the liner fit. Testers returned to HQ in similarly dreamy states to comment on the Idol 85's cruisey, stable, go-anywhere attitude. It's a touch more forward leaning than some of the others, with loads of toebox and forefoot room. Notes: World Cup Advanced Shell Technology maintains a close match between shell and liner shape and the foot and leg for quick and powerful reaction to movements, Custom Shell technology's Kaprolene panels on medial and lateral side of the foot allow for 6 mm of custom width expansion, Backbone rear spine anchor system provides rigid fore-aft engagement, single cuff adjustment offers range of adjustment, women's specific liner construction has shaping to match female anatomy.