Nordica Hell and Back Hike EXP Ski Boot - Women's - $449.21

Inbounds is nice, but out-of-bounds is naughty (which is nicer). And the superlight, hair-raising Nordica Women's Hell and Back Hike EXP Ski Boot will charge down into powdery bowels and back up again before a mere mortal can say, 'speed demon.' The flex progresses to a stiffness of 105 for high-power descent, and a shock-absorbing sole smooths out the high speeds. The 45-degree retention system holds your heel like a vice, but a nice vice, not a nasty, painful one. Snug as an evil bug, your foot will be happy to keep this going all day in the women-specific fur-lined thermomoldable liner. - $449.21