The Tecnica Cochise 120 Ski Boots are an updated version of one of best selling crossover boots for the past several years. Lighter by 144 grams in our sample boot, shorter boot sole lengths (5 mm in every Size), and a snugger fit around the midfoot and ankle are some of the key improvements for 2017. The Cochise 120 maintains the smooth progressive flex Tecnica is famed for, with reduced friction at the pivot points in tour mode and a self-adjusting locking mechanism than reduces slop as the metal-on-metal connection wears. For 2017, the Cochise 120 will have genuine Dynafit tech inserts molded into the soles (no more swap soles) for those who own both an alpine and a tech setup. Powerful alpine skiers who want to continue to push hard in the backcountry should take a serious look at the Cochise 120 as their do-it-all boot - you'll have a hard time finding a better tool for the job.