Alfred Swansonwrote a review of Black Diamond Prime Alpine Touring Boot - Men's on December 28, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've skied the older version of these boots for two seasons, and plan to ski them to dust. As others have noted the liner seems to fit very very small. I think the BOA system is a cold and finicky solution to a problem that does not exist. When I bought them I sized the shell, and tossed the boa for an intuition power wrap. These shells have plenty of room for my big toes, and do a reasonable job of keeping my boney heels down. They are light for their price and the walk mode is smooth and generous. The buckles stay engaged when de- tensioned and are just a flip away from going downhill. While a little floppy I have found them completely adequate to drive 190-200cm x 110-130 mm skis with tech bindings. I suppose you could moan about them being a little heavy and a little sloppy, but if they were any lighter they would be more expensive, and any tighter they would be less comfortable. They feel great to me. Fix the damn liner BD and you'll have a winner.