Full Tilt High Five Ski Boot

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Full Tilt BootsHigh Five
 
3.8

(based on 19 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Easy in/out (13)
  • Retains warmth (13)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

  • Lacks adjustability (3)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (10)
  • Park (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (12), Advanced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Great boot

By Blake

from Missouri

About Me Professional

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Park
    • Telemarking

    Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

    Perfect for park, super soft and flexible, best boot ever!

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Hey....get me a stiffer tongue...pleeez!

    By Jay

    from Great Barrington, MA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction
    • Retains Warmth
    • Smooth Power Transfer

    Cons

    • Where Is My 10 Tongue

    Best Uses

      Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

      Love the boot but man...ya gotta be a little more explicit that this boot does not have any stiffer tongue than a #7. One of the reasons I bought the boot is to have the interchanging tongues. Its an amazing option. Any way you can gin up a #10 tongue for this awesome boot? I know you can...you're Full Tilt!

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FT H5 huge H5

      By Andrew

      from Poland

      About Me Expert

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Freeride
        • Jibs
        • Park
        • Slope

        Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

        Very good boots, perfect for everybody who love skiing! Ride in FT H5 is much better than ride in other boots ;) You have to have it!

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

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not convinced

        By Axel

        from Augsburg, Germany

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Good Control
        • Good flex
        • Retains Warmth

        Cons

        • Causes Blisters
        • Lacks Adjustability
        • Poor Construction
        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

          Very uncomfortable, rivets push through inner boot, had to stop after 5 hours skiing because of pains

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          FT H5

          By James

          from LA

          About Me Expert

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Freeride
            • Park

            Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

            really nice boots ! perfect for jumps ! wear it and have fun !

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

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            be careful

            By skier

            from Idaho

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy to put on

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

                most uncomfortable boot I've skied in my 44 years of experience

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Light weight, comfortable fit

                By Logan

                from SantaFe, NM

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Lacks Adjustability

                Best Uses

                • Downhill

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

                After heating the liner, the fit is excellent. I have not skied in them yet. It seems to be good quality, except for the canting mechanism. It is made of thin aluminum, any attempt at adjusting strips readily. Turning it did not move it even a little. (I used a laser pointer to magnify the cuff movement) Printed instruction or online instruction would be helpful.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

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                5.0

                The perfect do-it-all for large feet

                By Guillaume

                from Gap, Hautes Alpes, France

                About Me Expert

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Lightweight
                • No More Shin Bang
                • Retains Warmth

                Cons

                • Innefective Instep Buckle
                • Too Much Flex

                Best Uses

                • Downhill

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

                I'm really glad I switched to these boots.
                I mostly ski in the backcountry, but by all sorts of conditions (hard snow, powder, ...) and on all sorts of terrains.

                I has a very good hold once baked and once you find the buckles settings that are right for you.

                The liner is very confortable, and maybe the progressive flex also has something to do with it, but I never had shin bang again since these boots (while I couldn't even ski groomers a few weeks ago).
                Not to mention, it is super warm!

                They are also 1kg lighter than the previous boots I owned, and I must say it feels great when skiing couloirs and forest, where maniability is important.

                I had as few "hard spots" when I first skied with them, but heat molding the liners (10 minutes at 120 celcius degrees) with toe caps and a bit of extra foam to make them more roomy where it hurted, definitely solved the problem.

                The only thing I'm not 100% happy about these boots is the instep buckle, which don't do much. The difference, wether you close it really tight or really lightly, is quite hard to notice.
                To compensate, I fined-tuned the middle buckle tightness, and so far it does the job.

                Also, it is true the boot kind of "put you back in place" if somehow you lend a jump a little backward, and I must said it saved my but a few times!

                A very nice product that can do it all.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Boot EVER

                By None

                from Salt Lake City, Utah

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Canting Adjustment

                Best Uses

                • Downhill

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

                Love the Boot,been in it for about a month now and it gets better. The only issue I have had if the canting adjustment stripped the first time I adjusted it. I have contacted customer service and hope we can workout a replacement. Best boot I have ever been in.

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

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Boot I have ever worn

                By Harvolev

                from NB, Canada

                About Me Expert

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Lightweight
                • Retains Warmth
                • Snug Yet Roomy

                Cons

                • Odd Buckling System

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • freestyle
                • Jibbing

                Comments about Full Tilt Boots High Five:

                I have gone through countles boots trying to find the pair that treated me right.
                In the last 6 years I have owned and skiied these boots:
                Lange Banshee 120s
                Rossignol Scratch
                Dalbello Krypton's
                Solomon SPKs

                And FINALLY the Full Tilt High Five.

                I had tried on a pair of classics before I bought the Kryptons and loved the 3 piece design. However it was hard to find Full Tilt Locally so I settled to try the Krypton. However it was too narrow and left me with a lot of pain so I switched to the wider toed SPK Pro model and liked the width however they left me with cold feet and pressure on the top of my foot like a typical 4 buckle boot.

                I have been cursed with a wide foot and high arch. With the 3-piece design I no longer have pressure on the top of my foot and the 102mm last gives my foot the breathing room. I love the active boot board for when I want to mix it up in the park and the boot is stiff and progressive when railing turns.

                My one issue with the boot is the buckle design. Why couldn't we have the same ratchet system from the originals shell on the new influence shell? these clasps feel a little awkward in this configuration. When closing I sometimes have issues with them catching on the tongue. The ratchet is so nice and smooth I think they Should've just made a wider shell version and kept that same closure.

                None the less I will never own another pair of ski boots.

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

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                High Five

                MSRP $630.00
                $499.95

                EXTRA ROOMY ALL-MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCE
                The High Five provides all-mountain skiers with the responsiveness you’ve always loved, yet with a roomier 102mm last fit and a smooth natural flex you’ve never had. Our highest performing Pro liner even molds to your feet for guaranteed precision, control, warmth & comfort like no other boot in the world.

                WATCH THE TECHNOLOGY VIDEO

                3 PIECE BOOT TECHNOLOGY

                FTI INFLIUENCE 3-PIECE SHELL
                FTI INFLIUENCE 3-PIECE SHELL
                Influenced by the Original but with its own roomier 102mm last width, and a price that can’t be beat.
                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.
                #7 FLEX TONGUE
                #7 FLEX TONGUE
                Medium firm flex - Reliable power & energy transfer with a smooth, natural ankle motion to eliminate shinbang! You can quickly change your flex by swapping out different # flex tongues.
                5 RIBS
                5 RIBS
                More ribs than other brands, designed like a flexible straw to flex naturally with your ankle & eliminate shin bang. Buckle tightness also doesn’t affect flex.
                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.
                EASY
                EASY
                Tongue fully opens like a convertible, never blocking your foot. Slide your foot in and out easily with comfort in all temperatures.
                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.
                ALUMINUM LADDER BUCKLES
                ALUMINUM LADDER BUCKLES
                Durable, lightweight aluminum. Macro ladder for quick & easy memory reference and a micro twist for fine adjustment tuning.
                CABLES
                CABLES
                Cable closure works like a shoelace to eliminate dead spots for a smooth even pressure flex & fit
                CUSTOMIZABLE
                CUSTOMIZABLE
                All parts are sold separately for unlimited personalization and repair using a standard Philips head screwdriver.

                QUICK FIT LINER TECHNOLOGY

                PRO LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION
                PRO LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION
                The Pro Liner's laminates are specifically engineered to provide the most energy transfer to the shell while maintaining its warmth, light weight & custom moldable fit.



                4mm Open Cell Foam
                Warm & comfy layer conforms quickly to your foot upon entry
                2mm Soft Density Intuition™ Foam
                Softest cross linked EVA closed cell foam molds to feet quick
                7mm High Density Intuition™ Foam
                Most firm & responsive cross linked EVA closed cell foam molds to your feet & transfers the most 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.
                J-BAR
                J-BAR
                An additional J-shaped piece of foam is inserted internally on both sides of the ankle area to dramatically increase ankle hold down, to keep your feet perfectly in place for precise control.
                WIDE TOE
                WIDE TOE
                For people with wider feet or prefer a little more wiggle room in the toe area, a thinner foam is used in the front of the liner to increase space without sacrificing control.
                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.