Get a Sneak Peak at the 2019 Boots Before They Hit Shelves
Outside of a few select locales, the lifts have shut down. As skiers, it’s the most dreaded time. Shoulder Season. Mud Season. Spring. Whatever you call it, there’s that awkward time when it’s too late to ski — but too early to do much besides bemoan the end of yet another year sliding on snow.
But don’t fret; there are still ways to keep the stoke alive. Whether you’re waiting for an upcoming summer shred trip, or just counting down the days until the local spot reopens next winter, pouring over the newest gear is a surefire way to get you psyched.
And we’re here to help. You’ve probably seen the all-new Full Tilt Ascendant floating around the internet. We’ve been putting in the time to ensure that Fult Tilt’s first foray into backcountry boots stands up and accommodates all of your needs. We think we crushed it. But that’s not all we’ve been working on this year. Read on to see what’s new in the world of Full Tilt months before the newest boots hit the shop floor.
First Chair Series
The hard-charging boot is back yet again, offered in three different builds: The First Chair 6, 8, and 10. Pick your flex and feature set, and boom: you’re ready to send. This year, we’ve upped the quality with a matte finish and textured rand. Aside from smooth styling and a rich finish, this leads towards a longer lasting, scuff-resistant life year after year, lap after lap. Did we mention it looks really good?
You might have seen these in the Olympics. No? Well, maybe you weren’t looking close enough. Because Full Tilt Athletes represented strong in the PyeonChang Games; taking home podium finishes in just about every single freestyle event at the Korean Games. And to celebrate those talented athletes, we took the definitive freestyle boot and created a colorway that pays homage to those ripping skiers. So whether you’re boosting the pipe or blasting bump runs, you can feel — and look — exactly like your favorite Olympic skier.
But what if your foot trends larger? Maybe you’re done cramming into plug boots and need a bit more room to breathe. That was why over three years ago, we introduced the FTE shell. The Descendant Collection continues to offer the comfort and performance you need to rip hard without losing toenails. And if you look closely at the Descendant 8, you’ll see we’ve integrated the Tour Cuff from the Ascendant. So you can get a more natural stride whenever you’re not clicked into your skis.