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Price: $849.95

Weight: 999g

Flex: 115

Last: 102mm

Intended Use: Backcountry

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The next evolution in the magic elf shoe is here. Upgrades from previous TLT designs include Master Step fittings, which replaced the toe welt on the shell with a crampon adapter. The fittings are five millimeters farther back under the boot sole providing a natural pivot point for improved control—something I noticed immediately while touring across firm snow. (The new heelpiece can now handle the DIN 16 of the Beast binding.) The 102-millimeter last has the same shape as the new Beast boot with a pre-punch over the instep. A new liner rises higher up the calf to avoid a low cuff feel, and the ultralock buckle has a micro adjustment, which was helpful in icy scrambles. —Erme Catino