Tom Wallisch could probably win comps in high-tops, but give him a choice and he'll opt for the Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro Model Men's Ski Boot 11 times out of 10. It isn't that sneakers aren't awesome, but they generally don't provide the same support that the three-piece, medium-flex Full Tilt Soul shell does, nor do they offer a snug 99mm last with a wide, comfortable toe box. The tongue of the Wallisch Pro pivots forward from the bottom for easy on and off, while its ribbed pattern teams up with the free-flexing rear cuff to provide a smooth, reliable flex with no sudden stops or dead spots. Instead of traditional ladder buckles, Full Tilt locked the whole package down with wide aluminum buckles, which offer one-handed adjustment and use flexible cables instead of stiff wickets, giving you a snug fit that doesn't interfere with the boot's flex or cause shin bang.
Oftentimes, a boot's only as good as the liner you put inside of it. Lucky for you, Full Tilt hooked the Wallisch Pro up with an Intuition Pro heat-moldable liner, which has Powerwrap foam to create better contact with the shell, increasing performance and responsiveness. There's also a J-Bar foam insert at the ankle bone designed to seriously increase heel hold so you never feel your heel sliding up and out. The Wallisch is also the only boot in Full Tilt's freeride line to feature a full rubber sole for grip, but has the same shock absorber impact-reducing bootboard as plenty of the other freeride and freestyle models.