Roxa Kara 85 ski boot review, 2017/2018 women's Freeride Category, from our equipment experts at Bootfitters.com powered by Masterfit.

Testers were amazed at how well the Roxa Kara 85 drove their skis—they said the ski boot has a great feel for the snow underfoot and enough gumption to manhandle an arc when required. "Holds tight on the turns—strong edging and great foot feel," according to Poore. "Quick to respond." Testers did admit, however, that the Kara 85 was happiest in the cruising zone making nice turns on the groomed or in some light off-piste chunder. Hike mode? Yes, but this is what you call a walk mode or an après mode with limited travel available.

Roomy, cushy, comfy—for thick feet and thicker calves—but without feeling like you're wearing the box they came in, was the consensus on Roxa's Kara 85. Testers concurred that the anatomical shaping with shell and liner did the trick for comfort and enough containment at control points to manage the skis. "Hold onto your hats, these bedroom slippers will rock any terrain on the hill!" said Teren. Kara 85's tongue was cushioned and the flex feel was even (if firmer than advertised). No drama, just good-skiing spa slippers, as another tester put it.