Reviewed by jg from CO on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
First off ... these are not really and AT boot. They were not designed to be. Look at the radium or similar if you want something for lots of touring. No walk mode, no tech fittings, and stiff alpine boot construction. They are an all mountain boot with a burlier sole and garmont comfort. They are big and stiff and made to rip inbounds with some hiking and slackcountry stuff. They are way more comfortable than most alpine boots though. Haven't skied them yet, but I plan to use them with some Fatypus and duke bindings.
Reviewed by A man who skis from Ogden, utah on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I'm a Wasatch pro ski patroller and I swear by these boots! They are the highest performing "AT" boots I've ever owned. They are pretty heavy and there are few touring specific features on these but if you're going to ski the resort steeps and drive big skis like megawatts or S7s, these are warm and comfy from 1st chair to sweep. They are the best of both worlds if youre not going on epic tours but wanna go full tilt in the slack-country etc... True 130 flex index. They gave me a discount to write this-
Reviewed by Bullet from Durango,Co on Friday, March 4, 2011
Ok, so I only have one day in these boots, but; I sought out the steepest headwalls at D.M.R., skied in the trees, and skied some bumps. The boots feel snug out of the box; tight around the ankles. This wasn't a problem while skiing. They did what I bought them for which is quicker response and for muscling big skis. B.T.W. I'm using these with the alpine soles
Reviewed by Bilbo from Reno, Nevada on Monday, December 6, 2010
I have been trying to adjust my new Shamans to fit my foot so have not skied them yet. I like what i see and feel but will probably need a 1/2 size smaller for the optimal fit and maybe a little widening of the shell at the ball of the foot
Cons: Difficult Entry & Exit
Describe Yourself: Advanced
Pros: Buckles Easily, Comfortable, Quality Construction
Reviewed by Flash from PA on Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This product does the job it was meant to do. It doesn't have adjustable lean angles like other boots but it listed as a "Performance Alpine" ski boot and not a "Freeride" or "Light Backcountry" ski boot.
Boot comes with two soles and one of them is a slightly softer rubber that provides traction on hardwood, tile, and other floors rather than the hard plastic sole commonly found on ski boots.
The boot feels about 1/2 size too small overall and a bit narrow in the ankle/heel area. I bought these in US 10-1/2 (MP 28.5) but the boots were labeled from the Mfg as MP 29.0. These were about 1/2 to 1 size too small so I ended up returning them and purchasing the Garmont Mega-Ride in US 11-1/2 (MP 29.5) and were labeled from the Mfg as MP 29.5.
Reviewed by Hans2vt from Williston, VT on Thursday, January 21, 2010
I wear a US 9 mens and I got a UK 7.5 I think STP sizing listed is a little off
I love the stiff, high cuff boot. after trying to go with other AT boots at the resort, I was happy to get a beefy boot like this to haul through crud and all sorts of conditions. match them with some big boards and you'll be happy.
It's not very warm
It's also kinda tight width at the ball of my foot, I had to have the shell stretched to fit my foot, and I sorta have a narrow foot.
Best Uses: All Mountain, Freeriding, Powder, Speed
Reviewed by Cowman from Yakama, WA on Sunday, November 8, 2009
Says right on the side of the shell it has a flex index of 130. This is soft race for comparison World Cup flex is 150+, intermedate flex 80 to 90, most expert flex 110 to 120. Has a 98mm forefoot width, which is on the narrow side. Should be sized down at least 1/2 to one full size for optimum performance. This is a good boot for strong and/or heavy, athletic skiers. Has a unique interchangeable sole system, also the calf/forward lean is ajustable via the spoiler and and screw on hardware.
Best Uses: All Mountain, Racing
Describe Yourself: Collegiate/Pro
Pros: Adjustability, Look Cool, Quality Construction, Very powerfull