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Kick those busted up boots to the curb.
Getting banged up is one of the consequences of pushing the limits—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. This is partly due to Full Tilt's famous three-part 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 great of hurry to swap tongues, though, because a good deal of the Drop Kick's stiffness is provided by the heat-moldable Inutition Performer liner, which uses three layers of foam to provide a reasonably thin 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, which are often the most dangerous part of a days' shred.
- A medium flex ski boot for freestyle shredding
- FTO Original 3-Piece shell is comfy, yet stiff
- 99mm last offers a traditional fit
- Three buckle closure and power strap provide a secure feel
- Heat-moldable Intuition Performer liner customizes your fit
- Shock-absorbing footbed cushions hard landings
- Q & A
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love these boots! This will be my third pair of Full-Tilt boots. Each pair I have been able to completely wear out the soles before anything has broken on them. I started with the 99mm last Booter, then moved on to the 102mm last Booter and now back to these 99mm last Drop Kicks. As with any ski boot, the break in period can be quite painful and annoying, but now that these have fully broken in, they feel great! I am also one of the crazy skiers that sizes 2 full sizes down from my street shoes, so the break in is a little more rough for me. Also, the 6 flex tongue is a great all-mountain flex. They are soft enough to take some park laps while stiff enough to charge big mountain lines.
I would highly recommend these boots! If you get these or any Full-Tilt boots, I would definitely take them to a shop to get them heat molded. It makes all of the difference in the world in starting the break in process.