Tecnica Ten.2 120 HVL

Model Year
2014-15
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
106
Flex Index
120
Price (MSRP)
$660.00USD

The Ten.2 120 HVL has risen again as one of the favorite wide-loads of the boot test, putting its predecessor Phoenix deeper in its grave! This boot returns unchanged from last year, when it debuted with more anatomical shaping throughout the shell and liner for a better match with the wide foot. This look (and feel) features a revised asymmetric toe box shape, very high instep fit, and more sculpted ankle and heel—though still roomy as a bus!

One of the most noticeable elements was the more flared and more padded boot top, with better liner cushioning for both shin and calf and plenty of room for a big one (calf), at that. Testers agreed that for the thick footed aggressive skier, the Ten.2 has what it takes. Laterally strong was a unanimous description—plenty of edge power and firm enough in forward flex but definitely with a more progressive, longer travel flex feel than Tecnica's wide boots of yore.

The fore-aft stance is very upright, even with the removable Velcro spoiler installed, and a few testers felt they might utilize a little heel lift, which for the shorter guys would help with the height of the cuff, which is a little tall on the leg—great boot for gargantuans but widely workable for the rest of us too.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.0-31.0
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide

Kudos

  • “In spite of how roomy it is I could still be fairly accurate with it—all good!” -- Marc Stewart
  • “The sasquatch last works well for thick feet in all conditions.” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Nice, consistent flex with good out-of-box stance angles. Strong to the edge.” -- Chris Wiberg
  • “Will do anything a big foot guy would want!” --
  • “Big, comfy slipper that skis really good! One of the best performing high volume boots.” -- Keith Holmquist
  • “Terrific wide-load, very responsive.” -- Mark Elling

Caveats

  • “A bit of an upright brick feel.” -- Pat Sullivan
  • “Agile like an overweight bloodhound.” -- Charlie Bradley
  • “There's a weird lump I feel over the top of the forefoot.” -- Mark Elling

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