We're not sure what it has descended from, cuz this one's all new from Full Tilt, and testers unanimously voted most improved fit over the previous 102mm High Five. The Descendent 8 is the headliner among three new wide-lasts and envoy for the brand's new shape.
This is the most anatomically shaped Full Tilt we have tested, and testers liked the way the shell and Intuition spiral liner team to wrap the foot, instep and lower leg with an even and consistent grip. For skiers looking for a long and uninterrupted flex feel, the Full Tilt family flex trait is still quite evident here.
Even after full heat molding, the Descendent fits more like a medium-width, and its length fit is particularly short. For those looking for compact toebox and even grip on every nook and cranny with a lower feel on the leg, stick with your usual size—but for skiers seeking a true 102mm relaxed feel in the forefoot and toes and a slightly taller cuff feel, consider going up one size.
Testers agreed that the Descendent 8 was a softie—suitable for lightweights and less aggressive skiers—our guys crushed it. For a purely jibbing application it would work well, but for those seeking a bit more all-mountain performance check out the stiffer #10 tongue that's available as an option for fifty bucks.