Full Tilt Soul Sister

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
99
Flex Index
#6 tongue/110
Cantology Compatible
YES
Price (MSRP)
$700.00USD

The Gist

For slender-footed, lightweight skiers looking for warm, soft boots, the 2018 Full Tilt Soul Sister may be hard to beat! The long-travel flexion that makes Full Tilt's classic three-piece designs popular with mogul skiers and park-and-pipe athletes was a favorite of testers who used a light touch on the tongue.

The Fit

It's a snug 99 mm lower boot, testers say, with a cushioned grip all along the foot, especially side to side. But the women-specific Intuition Pro liner is highly moldable, opening up the fit at the wider and bony parts of the foot for more average width feet, too. Prior to molding, some testers felt the lateral edge of the spiral-wrapped liner as a hotspot, but after liner molding this blended in more evenly. The luxurious shin fit is a Full Tilt hallmark and the long-travel flex is a dream for skiers who suffer chronic shin-bang.

Performance

Just standing in the boot inside testers could tell its forward lean was extreme by modern standards and its flex was very soft (much softer than the 110 rating they cite for the #6 tongue). This forward angle was often made more so by either a large calf or a skier's tendency to press into the front of a boot (which pretty much all our women testers do). So, too forward was a common complaint on test forms. However, slender-legged, lightweight testers who focused on agile lateral moves loved the spry, airy feel of the Soul Sister.

Cool Features

Testers appreciated the revised Widetrack buckles on the FTS (Full Tilt Soul) shell for their lower profile and more easily adjusted release tab and ratchet system—however, testers new to the three-piece layering and wire bale closure struggled a bit initially with the Full Tilt rite of passage (into the boot). There are lots of options on aftermarket pieces and parts through Full Tilt dealers—say, a stiffer tongue perhaps?

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
23.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Rumor, $400
Cantology Compatible 
YES
  • 2017-18 Full Tilt Soul Sister at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Full Tilt Soul Sister at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Full Tilt Soul Sister at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “Tight and supportive—quick, fun and easy to turn.” -- Kori Coggin
  • “Loose and agile steering.” -- Liz Elling
  • “This was a total surprise—once I settled into the liner, this boot skied really well.” -- Michael Kendrick Powderly
  • “Soft and cushy like a cloud of pillows around my feet!” -- Melodie Buell

Caveats

  • “Totally collapsed the boot with soft, even flexing. Mush pile.” -- Danielle Goldsmith
  • “Didn't hold an edge well at high speed and kind of a bitch to get on.” -- Kori Coggin
  • “Too forward to figure out.” -- Liz Elling
  • “Best on low angle slopes at conversational speeds.” -- Melodie Buell

This boot available at...

Seattle, WA
Schweitzer, ID
Sandpoint, ID
Chicago, IL

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