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Women testers with a very wide variety of foot and leg shapes and different skiing styles all loved this boot’s fit and absolutely freaked out about how well it skied. Tecnica would explain this by pointing out how the Mach1’s interior and exterior shape was meticulously designed to closely hew to the anatomy of a foot. The company would note that its liner shape and construction mates closely with the contours of the shell’s interior. And our test team would buy that; they’re pretty tech savvy. But it doesn’t take expert knowledge to buy in; the curves in the CAS liner and shell are readily apparent to the naked eye. That level of detail also led to sky high fit scores. There’s additional room carved out for the toes, outside of the forefoot, navicular, ankle bone points and Achilles tendon. Testers loved the stout and true 105 flex. It was solid and progressive without any collapsing or feeling of being under-powered. More responsive than virtually every other women’s medium width boot in the test, the Mach1 W MV had the highest initial fit and performance scores of all women’s boots tested.