Rating: / 5
The tour-ready Cochise rolled up strong comfort and convenience marks. Testers loved the single, oversize cuff buckle. The women-specific liner's neoprene toe box gave way for ample up-front fit. The slick Lycra that drapes the liner's cuffï¿½combined with the shell's releasable cuff and flexible instep flangeï¿½makes this one of the easiest in the category to get into and out of. The walk/tour mode was a tester favorite, with great range of motion and a natural-feeling stride. "Comfortable foot position, balanced stance, good range of travel in tour mode." Notes: Free Mountain line-up offers touring mode with simple pull-loop actuation, convenient three-buckle overlap closure with bomber-solid i-Rebound cuff design and cuff adjustment throughout. DIN soles come standard but Tech-compatible soles are available.