Shame on you, if you're still slogging around in those packed-out mush-buckets you bought when Bush (Sr.) was president. Especially if you've traded up in skis every couple of years. "But they're comfortable," you say. "They took me years to break in." Well, here's the deal: They're not broken-in, they're broken-down-and holding you back. No, boots aren't as sexy as new skis. And they're harder to buy. But if you want to get better, good boots are the place to start. Here are the best. Read up. Pick one. Ski better.