The freeride category expands this year with Lange’s Power V-Lock technology. An insert in the lower shell of the XT 100 W LV locks at the pull of a tab for downhill mode and articulates backward for greater range of motion when hiking. But performance-oriented features abound including a narrow-fitting 97 mm last, 100 flex, a mono-injected shell, a Control Fit Liner, a natural stance, shorter cuff and grippy soles.