Testers loved how strong this 100 flex skied—the little wide last that could! The Spyre 100 HV's cuff brings a progressive, solid flex that didn't fold to the table and backed it up with solid rearward support that our team appreciated for setting a functional skiing stance that didn't fail to the backseat during unforeseen terrain hits. They liked the snap and energy that the no-rivet connection between upper and lower boot provided and also thought that the lateral transmission of movement to the ski edge was immediate and easy to achieve.
The difference between the K2 medium and wide lasts is subtle, testers said, pegging the HV as a mediumish-wide or wideish-medium, and testers generally found the toebox initially a bit snug for the width group and that the calf was a little tighter than average. On those two points, testers commented that the toebox settled in fairly quickly and opened up substantially after a full cook job on the Intuition liner and that the calf fit could be remedied with the removal or thinning of the fat rear spoiler that comes installed out of the box.