Kick those busted boots to the curb.
You're bound to have your fair share of busted bones and shattered egos, but at least you can count on the Full Tilt Drop Kick Men's Ski Boot to prevent your feet and shins from enduring any unnecessary pain while you're lapping the park. This is partly due to Full Tilt's famous three-piece shell construction, which uses a fully pivoting ribbed tongue and free-flexing rear cuff to provide a smooth and consistent flex. Not to mention, you can thank the wide toe box that lets your feet maintain circulation without feeling loose or sloppy. The Drop Kick comes with a tongue that's rated medium on Full Tilt's scale, but it's super easy to swap it out for a stiffer or softer tongue if you want to fine-tune your boot's flex.
Don't be in too much of a hurry to swap tongues, though, because a good deal of the Drop Kick's stiffness is provided by the heat-moldable Intuition Performer liner, which uses three layers of foam to provide a performance fit that's still comfortable and cushy where you need it to be. Full Tilt's got the whole fit thing dialed—nylon ratchet buckles and foot-wrapping cables provide a precise fit without clamping down too hard and affecting the flex of the boot. The shock-absorbing footbed helps to cushion hard landings, while the rubber heel adds some more shock absorption and grip on rocky ridge walks and slick parking lots.
- Crush the freestyle game in these comfortable boots
- Medium flex is park-friendly and adjustable
- 99mm last accommodates a wide variety of feet
- Intuition Performer Liner can be molded to your foot
- FTO Original shell offers performance and comfort
- Shock-absorbing footbed smooths out hard landings
- Power strap and three-buckle system holds you in securely
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I went to a ski boot shop to have my foot sized and fitted for the perfect boot. I learned I have very narrow ankles, tons of flexibility, and a narrow foot. Chris at Inkline in SLC, UT (the Godfather of ski boot fittings) grabbed this boot in a 22.5. The minute I put it on, my feet sang. I've never put a boot on and instantly felt both supported and comfortable. The Intuition liner is the warmest liner on the market, which will be a huge help because my feet always run cold. I love the color too, and that really seals the deal. This boot is leaps and bounds lighter than any other I've had. The full wrap of the binding feels like your foot is encompassed in a hug.
Everyone's foot is different though. When shopping for ski boots, it's important to find the right shell that fits the shape and size of your foot, which really must be done by a professional. I highly recommend doing an evaluation with an expert, buying the boots here, and then taking them back for customization. It will change your life. And frankly, if you're investing money into a piece of gear, you need it to work to its fullest capacity.
In any ski boot purchase, I always always recommend getting a custom insole for the boot. It holds your foot in place and makes the boot so much more responsive in action. Go see Chris at Inkline if you're in the SLC area!