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Even a male tester found the Stiletto stiff enough for charging. This four-buckle women’s boot has a spacious toe box, a softer flex, and a liner that feels like a fur slipper.
Go anywhere you want in this boot—up the skin track or down the steeps. It’s lighter and leaner than the Custom (above) and fits just right, thanks to the same snowboard-style ratcheting liner.
The telemark equivalent of the Factor (previous page), the Custom is suited to expert skiers who spend most of their time charging big lines. It’s stiff, responsive, and has the same snug ratcheting system on the liner as BD’s AT boots.
Like the Ener-G (above), the women-specific, four-buckle Elektra suits strong, all-terrain skiers who want a boot that won’t wimp out. It has the same lace-up liner as the Ener-G, but it’s cut for a female foot.
With a mid-height cuff and just three buckles, the lightweight Syner-G was born to tour. Lock it into walk mode and choose from two angles of forward lean.
For aggressive tele skiers with wider feet, the triple-injected Ener-G won’t disappoint on big-mountain, backcountry terrain. Its newly designed lace-up liner offers a snug fit.
If women’s tele boots never feel quite stiff enough for you, you’ve never tried the T1 Lady. It’s basically the T1 (previous review) but with a slimmer heat-moldable Intuition liner to fit dainty feet.
You’ve been dreaming of a boot that can handle big-mountain terrain but won’t kill your feet on a tour. All the other ones you’ve tried just haven’t fit right. Reader, meet the four-buckle T1. It has a shiny black shell, sports a grippy Vibram sole, and likes long walks in the mountains.
This is one hardy tele boot. If the built-in Booster strap, stiff Pebax shell, lack of walk mode, and beefed-up Intuition liner don’t give that away, the fact that the best big-mountain telemark skiers all wear this boot will.