So far, so good!
This is my first touring boot. The only reason I would hike up, is to go down. After being in la Grave, I realized it was time to buy a touring boot. It was difficult to walk on the rock and ice in my Tecnica's. I was also destroying the sole of my ski boots. I had a hard time deciding which boot to buy. I chose the Luster because it was the stiffest women's boot available in my size. The fit was not perfect, but my boot fitter was able to blow out the toe box and make it work. I also put in an Intuition liner to stiffen up the boot.
I have been using the boot in La Grave for the week and am pleasantly surprised. I thought I would have to be very careful skiing the boot and was worried it would not be stiff enough to drive a big ski. So far, so good. The boot is great in steep icy terrain and ofcourse great in powder. I have not tested it at high speeds yet, but am willing to give it a shot.