For all-mountain skiers who refuse to sacrifice performance, the Spyre 100 is a strong skiing medium width for shredding steeps and stomping landings (with a few easy trades made on fit and convenience).
Initial fit for most testers was tight in the toebox and tight over the top of the foot. The Intuition lower portion of the liner opens up substantially with full thermo-molding, and our custom tests showed that both those issues were greatly improved by the process. The liner tongue is well cushioned and testers liked the progressive flex feel of the Spyre 100. Testers were unanimous in their opinion that the K2 is not one of the easy ones to get on and off.
Stance-wise many testers thought the boot too forward-leaning with the thick rear spoiler installed and pulled it out for a more upright stance in line with category average angles. Once they found their fore-aft sweet spot, testers couldn't say enough about how well the Spyre skis—light and agile underfoot coupled with a damp and easy power band for accessing power throughout the turn.
Testers like the dual-sided cuff adjustment mechanisms and the fact that the thick rear spoiler is made of an easily grinded material for dialing in a perfect fore-aft set up. The Intuition lower liner is very moldable and with toecaps and pre-padding for bony spots the comfort factor skyrockets.
“Great boot—super fun to ski in all conditions, all season long.” -- Courtney Winegar
“Strong, brutish on edge with good throttle response on groomers.” -- Megen Johnson
“Warm cozy fit with a solid 100 flex. Good heel hold.” -- Kelly Finnen
“Very warm liner and digs deep in long, drawn-out turns.” -- Filomena ' Mena' Dardani
“Perfect alignment and flex—this boot puts you where you need to be.” -- Emily Poore
“Easy turns!” -- Liz Elling