You're meeting your posse at the lift line at nine, but you and your touring partner are up early and the avy report is looking good might as well spin a couple backcountry laps before hitting the resort. The Lange Men's XT 120 Ski Boots have a skiwalk mode that transitions at the flick of a switch, and an ultra grip rubber sole to make certain you won't be slipping around on any rocks, no matter how dark it is when you start your trek. Lange's stiff 120 flex lends control and stability at high speeds, without taking it as stiff as the XT 130s. The generous 100mm last lets your feet stay comfy on the hike back up, and then, when it's time to descend, you can crank down the 45mm powerstrap for a secure feel that lets you shred as hard as you possibly can. With a rigid 120 flex, four aluminum buckles, and a metal on metal skiwalk mode, the XT 120 serves up the same stiff and powerful feel you'd expect from a pair of Langes, but with a few added bells and whistles to make the transition from frontside groomers to backcountry zones a whole lot easier. The SkiHike System 2. 0 features Lange's Power V Lock technology, which consists of a metal on metal lock, so when they're locked in they're locked in tight. The metal on metal connection also ensures that the system doesn't wear out after heavy and repeated use. Once flipped into walk mode, the XTR provides a respectable 20 degrees of cuff rotation, making the bootpack to those drool worthy lines a whole lot easier. The interchangeable sole system gives you the option to interchange the included alpine Max Grip sole out with a rockered WTR sole sold separately. The XT 120 is made with a combination of two top shelf plastics, giving the boots a powerful and progressive flex, so you won't feel like you've sacrificed an ounce of performance for the added convenience of a walk mode. The cuff is composed of a stiff polyolefin plastic, while the shell material is a polyether material, which makes it a touch more forgiv..