There's a quiet revolution "underfoot" in the ski boot world. People are asking for lighter boots with excellent walk modes that they can use for a range of alpine and backcountry applications, and manufacturers are responding. The Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 110 W Ski Boots are this season's jewel in this crossover category, coming in lighter than many pure touring boots but with a genuine 110 flex that puts many performance women's alpine boots to shame - and all at a weight of only 1320 grams in a 24.5. Hard to believe? We thought so too, until we tried them, but this boot is the real deal and we recommend checking them out soon before they sell out.