Boot Test Category Descriptions

Learn about the different categories of boots. What do we mean by Technical Frontside, All-Mountain Traditionalist, All-Mountain Adventure, and Backcountry? Keep reading to find out!

So What the Heck is a Soft/Value Boot?

For this year’s test, we asked manufacturers to send at least one Soft-Value boot to provide a wider variety of stiffnesses in our testing mix. 

How to Use the Vital Stats

Ever wondered how to use vital stats? This article will explain what to make of Price, Sizes Available, and Other Models Available.

Custom Technology Options Continue to Expand

Head FormFit joins the custom race along with select models from Atomic, Fischer, Salomon, Tecnica and Daleboot.

More boot brands than ever are focusing on offering custom fit technology in their boots. It’s accepted wisdom that boots that better match the foot and leg shape are more comfortable, provide better balance and perform at a higher level.

How we rate boots

It's tough to grade boots. Fit is personal and is so critical to the match between skier and boot, and all the boots we test are among each brand's best. That's why you find a review for every boot we test on We know there are foot matches out there for each of these models.

10 Steps to a Perfect Bootfit

Proper measurement and assessment of your feet is paramount to a good fit

Forget the Alta Chutes or Killington’s Superstar minefield. The most difficult ski challenge you’ll probably ever face is finding a comfortable fitting boot that also performs well. Here are 10 tips from ABB’s Certified Boot Techs to will make sure your next boot is your best ever.

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