Fall in love with your boots.
They say that spring is when fancy turns to love, but we disagree―spring's nice, but the first snowfall of the year is when butterflies flutter in our stomach and we inevitably fall in love with ski bums of questionable hygiene. This year, confine your romantic yearnings to your gear and plunge into a torrid season-long affair with the Tecnica Fling Ski Boot. Built with a women-specific last that features a narrow heel pocket for increased hold and a wider forefoot for comfort, the Fling is a 90-flex boot designed for smaller ladies who still like to rip. The cuff is slightly lower to accommodate shorter skiers, and features a scalloped shape and adjustable spoiler that allows you to fine-tune your stance―slide it up for a more aggressive forward stance, or down if you prefer more relaxed cruising. Tecnica's four-layer Quadrafit liner is heat-moldable, too, so you can shape it to your foot for a perfect, hot-spot-free fit.
To make sure you fall deeper and deeper in love with the Fling, Tecnica also built in inner and outer cuff adjustment rivets, allowing you to fine-tune your cuff/leg alignment for increased comfort and performance, and dual flex-adjusment rivets on the rear spine of the boot that screw in and out using the included tool. Even the top two buckle catches are adjustable, courtesy of a rivet that's got three different settings, giving you 44mm of fit-perfecting range. It's not a morning-ruining battle to get the Fling on your foot, either, because Tecnica molded a piece of Quick Instep soft plastic onto the instep of the boot, making entry and exit a breeze while allowing the Fling to maintain its low-volume 98mm performance last. The instep buckle catch is hinged, too, easing the on/off process and providing a more ergonomic fit when buckled. There's even a soft Viva Velvet fur lining, because what's a good romance without a touch of luxury?
- 98mm last with narrow heel pocket and wider forefoote
- Short, scalloped cuff with adjustable spoiler and power strap
- Heat-moldable Quadrafit liner
- Dual cuff and flex adjustment rivets
- Adjustable upper-cuff buckle catches
- Quick Instep soft plastic instep insert with hinged instep buckle
- Viva Velvet fur lining
- Tongue and rear spoiler pull straps
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A real true low volume 98mm last
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
98mm lasts have gotten wider and wider these days, except for the 98mm Inferno (R series, Fling, Crush) last from Tecnica. This is one of the last true 98mm fits left out there. The Fling is a great low volume option for the women with a skinny foot who doesn't want a super stiff race boot. 90 flex and low cuff make these great options for lighter women wanting a snug fit for their tiny foot.