The Soul Sister returns for an encore performance at our boot test and our women's team re-discovered extra room in the toebox and forefoot (a result of last year's Soul shell redesign that opened up the shell's shape, mainly near the side of the big toe). Also remaining from the Sister's makeover are grippy sole plates that continued to make for a little more dampened off-piste ride and more cushioned walking for testers.
Our test team likes how agile and able this boot is all around the mountain—they say the snug fit in the lower boot (except for the very front) helps make accurate steering moves on skis. They also like the full and cushioned feel of the Intuition spiral wrap liner for maintaining good contact all along the shin. Testers felt the boot was a little soft in forward flex to compete with some of the other more traditional boots in the category on edge power, but gave the Soul Sister props for its lightweight and precise feel underfoot.
Testers say the upper cuff of the Soul Sister is designed for average to slender legs, and some of our well-muscled calf gals had a hard time finding enough cable and powerstrap to get locked in. They had better luck in the 102 mm Mary Jane on that matter.
“The graphics are awesome and the fit is firm and cushiony at the same time.” -- Allison McGuirk
“I was surprised by how well they skied.” -- Brigid Kennaday
“Comfortable and holds you in the heel and ankle pocket well.” -- Danielle Goldsmith
“A park rat's dream boot for slaying rails and freeride bliss.” -- Jana Rogers