Full Tilt Classic Ski Boot

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Full Tilt BootsClassic
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (36)
  • Easy in/out (33)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Buckles easily (31)
  • Retains warmth (29)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill (22)
    • Park (8)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        97% 

        (33 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (33 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Expert (14), Advanced (9), Professional (8), Intermediate (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27), Yes (7)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great comfort for the ski-ability

    By JohnKTM

    from Northeast Skier

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Lightweight
    • Retains Warmth

    Cons

    • Learning Curve
    • Too Much Flex

    Best Uses

    • All Mtn Variable Snow
    • Downhill

    Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

    I became interested in FT's after realizing the type of skiing I enjoy does not lend itself well to super stiff 120-130 flex race type boots. I like glades, bumps, and any kind of variable off-piste snow, usually with a 90-110 flex boot. These boots, however, can still carve. It's just that it feels like you are carving in a pair of comfy hiking boots. It's a strange sensation; it feels like they are not going to be powerful enough (the flex feels SOFT) but they pull you through any situation and any type of snow, even breakable crust with powder on top and underneath. The boots drive the skis more with the nice tight shell fit on the lower foot than with shin pressure. I especially noticed how the flex allows you to charge through bumpy hard snow or moguls and not get knocked around so much as with a stiff pair of bricks on your feet. After trying other Cabrio (3-pc)designs and Intuition liners I don't think I would ever use any other kind of boot. Light, warm, and easy to get into.
    One thing, I didn't think they had enough power with the #6 tonque. The #8 feels like a 90 flex, now I wonder what the #10 would be like. Toe box is tiny; the Sole shell solves that I would think. Still, you can build up a custom boot for yourself with the Classics by upgrading with all the parts FT offers. Took awhile to get the 8 tongue; not everything they sell is in stock.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Incredible

    By T-Homie Quan

    from Issaquah, WA

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Buckles Easily
    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

      I have skied the same pair of classics for three years now and I absolutely love them. Friends of mine are complaining about their boots and taking them off at lunch but I have no problem keeping mine on all day. The only bad thing is that the toe portion of my liner has worn down a little and sometimes my toes get cold but other than that these boots are out of this biome. I cant picture myself skiing a different boot after using full tilt boots for a few seasons.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Fantabulous

      By Big Air Jack

      from Park City, Utah

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Buckles Easily
      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight
      • Moguls
      • Park
      • Quality Construction
      • Retains Warmth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big mountain
        • Moguls
        • Park

        Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

        Awesome

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        This is how it works

        By Wild Bill

        from Ashland, Oregon

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction
        • Retains Warmth

        Cons

        • Leaks Water

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Racing

        Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

        In my opinion, this is the finest performing boot on the market. The ribbed tongue creates an even flex that guides the ski harmoniously throughout the entire turn. I have skied this design for almost 30 years now. I can't imagine skiing in a four buckle boot with an uneven flex pattern. I am a size 8 1/2 foot and my shell size is 301mm. I replaced the original cushy liner with a high density, low volume liner by Intuition. So, I don't know how the boot fits in it's original from. However, my old Raichles did not leak. The old toe gasket was made of rubber. You have changed it to some hard piece of vinyl. This lets in water on warm days. I was horrified to find a half inch of water in my new boots, wet feet and saturated cork foot beds after my first day in them. This is an easy fix. I hope you take care of it throughout your entire line. Then I can give these boots a five star rating. Even the best performing and most comfortable boots will not survive in todays market if they leak. It would be a sad day for skiing if these boots were no longer available. Take good care.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great boot

        By S-Dawg

        from Mn

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Buckles Easily
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction
        • Retains Warmth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill

          Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

          Great boot

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          buy these boots

          By smitty

          from lincoln, newhamshire

          About Me Expert

          Pros

          • Buckles Easily
          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Feels Like A Sock
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction
          • Retains Warmth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Park
            • Urban

            Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

            Last year I skied the Booter from full tilt, the softest boot they make. I loved the soft flex but this year i wanted a little bit tighter flex. The Dropkick was too much but the classic got it just right best boot for me in the park.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Boots Ever

            By Logan Imlach

            from America, USA

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy Entry & Exit
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction
            • Retains Warmth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill

              Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

              I have been skiing in the classics now for four seasons. They put up with all the abuse you can throw at them while still being warm and comfortable. BUY THEM.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simply the best ski boot

              By mikelrv

              from Freehold, NJ

              About Me Expert

              Pros

              • Buckles Easily
              • Comfortable
              • Easy Entry & Exit
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction
              • Retains Warmth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

                The got the design right in the 1980's. No reason to change perfection.

                I've skied almost every other manufacturer over the last 35 years, and no other boot can match this design for the overall comfort, performance, and ease of use.

                It just makes sense.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect boots...

                By Seb

                from Annecy, France

                About Me Expert

                Pros

                • Buckles Easily
                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Retains Warmth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Freeride
                  • Park

                  Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

                  Amasing boots. Really confortable and lightweight.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Some Gnarley Boots

                  By Vale Morrison

                  from Squaw Valley, CA

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Buckles Easily
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy Entry & Exit
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Retains Warmth
                  • Very responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Country
                    • Downhill
                    • Pow

                    Comments about Full Tilt Boots Classic:

                    Took this up the hill first day, hiked for about 2 hours, great grip with the soles. Dropped some sweet cliffs felt really sturdy and responsive, I ski the Pollards Opus, steezy planks by the way. Anyway no two weeks on feels even better comfyest boots ever, feels good fro tricks in the pow to. I dropped some 30ft backflips in knee deep pw, feel smooth and flexy on the landings, there is a reason its a classic, radical boot. Full Tilt forever

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    Classic

                    MSRP $560.00
                    $449.95

                    THERE’S ONLY ONE ORIGINAL
                    We bring this living legend back to life each year using all of the original molds, same light weight materials & classic looks that launched the 3-Piece Design revolution. If you loved the original, you’ll love the Classic even more thanks to the Performer liner that molds to your feet for a custom fit that’s as ahead of it’s time as the Original 3-Piece Design itself.

                    WATCH THE TECHNOLOGY VIDEO

                    3 PIECE BOOT TECHNOLOGY

                    FTO ORIGINAL 3-PIECE SHELL
                    FTO ORIGINAL 3-PIECE SHELL
                    This original 3-piece boot design is a living legend, we have the honor of bringing back to life each year in it’s original form. 99mm last width.
                    RIGID BOOT BOARD
                    RIGID BOOT BOARD
                    Firm layer inside the bottom of the shell maximizes responsiveness & sensitivity to the snow.
                    RUBBER HEEL SOLE
                    RUBBER HEEL SOLE
                    Replaceable natural rubber heel block for reduced heel slip when walking & hiking.
                    #6 FLEX TONGUE
                    #6 FLEX TONGUE
                    Medium flex - Maximum versatility & reliability in all conditions with a smooth, natural ankle motion to eliminate shinbang! You can quickly change your flex by swapping out different # flex tongues.
                    7 RIBS
                    7 RIBS
                    The most ribs in the industry designed like a flexible straw to flex naturally with your ankle & eliminate shin bang. Buckle tightness also doesn’t affect flex.
                    EASY
                    EASY
                    Tongue fully opens like a convertible, never blocking your foot. Slide your foot in and out easily with comfort in all temperatures.
                    NYLON RATCHET BUCKLES
                    NYLON RATCHET BUCKLES
                    Super lightweight, on-the-fly single handed micro adjustment
                    FREE FLEXING CUFF
                    FREE FLEXING CUFF
                    Rear cuff has unrestricted forward motion to never bottom out & move naturally with your leg instead of against it.
                    CABLES
                    CABLES
                    Cable closure works like a shoelace to eliminate dead spots for a smooth even pressure flex & fit
                    LIGHT WEIGHT
                    LIGHT WEIGHT
                    Minimalistic 3-Piece design eliminates the need for thick heavy overlapping plastic or bolts for increased quickness & sensitivity, up to 2 lbs / 900g lighter than some alpine boots.
                    CUSTOMIZABLE
                    CUSTOMIZABLE
                    All parts are sold separately for unlimited personalization and repair using a standard Philips head screwdriver.

                    QUICK FIT LINER TECHNOLOGY

                    PERFORMER FOAM LAMINATES
                    PERFORMER FOAM LAMINATES
                    The Performer Liner’s laminates are specifically engineered to be our thinnest liner for reduced weight & increased maneuverability, while maintaining its warmth & a custom moldable fit.


                    2mm Soft Density Intuition® Foam
                    Softest cross linked EVA closed cell foam molds to feet quick
                    4mm Open Cell Foam
                    Warm & comfy layer conforms quickly to your foot upon entry
                    7MM Medium Density Intuition® Foam
                    Cross linked EVA closed cell foam molds to feet & transfers energy
                    POWERWRAP
                    POWERWRAP
                    An additional layer of ergonomically shaped High Density Intuition® closed cell foam is wrapped around the outside of the upper liner to increase energy transfer and horsepower to the shell.
                    MOLDS 100% TO FEET!
                    MOLDS 100% TO FEET!
                    Full Tilt Quick-Fit™ liners use authentic Intuition® foam that is body heat activated to mold 100% to your feet during use, or can be instantly heat molded by a shop in minutes.
                    WARM
                    WARM
                    Unlike conventional liners, our 100% foam construction is air tight with reduced seams to retain body heat like a wetsuit.
                    LIGHT
                    LIGHT
                    No heavy plastic parts or fillers. The lightweight foam construction makes your entire boot feel lighter.