By Emily Stifler Managing Editor

With four buckles, a 110 flex and an alpine overlap cuff, the
Gaia ($669) is an everyday boot. The rubber/plastic soles are interchangeable, but I keep the rubber for traction while boot
packing. The 102 last is narrow for an at boot but wider
than traditional alpine, and the thermoformable liners fit
as is. The men’s version, the Titan ($749), is a staple.

this year, check out the Dynafit One PX ($640) – with much
greater touring capacity (cuff articulation is 60 degrees,
versus the Gaia’s 15), the boot is still stiff on the downhill.
this is a three-buckle touring maniac.