Sure, you don’t have much trouble smoking everyone in your group on daily dawn patrols and all-day backcountry missions, but if your boot can’t stand up to your aggressive skiing style, what use does it serve’ For women who like ripping the descent as hard as they charge up the skintrack, the La Sportiva Sparkle 2. 0 provides the optimal balance of lightweight functionality and expert downhill performance. The reshaped shell now accommodates a far wider variety of feet and has a beefed up flex. Four Pegasus buckles with an optional power strap allow you to dial in your fit so you can capitalize on every ounce of that stiff flex in techy couloirs and wide-open powder fields. 60-degree cuff rotation and a comfortable EZ Thermo heat-moldable liner keep feet moving comfortably on long days, and the three preset forward lean positions can be selected according to your preference. The bottom line is that this boot is perhaps the stiffest, most responsive boot in the lightest, fastest package you can get–oh, and by the way, your friends might appreciate a head start on both ends.