Primed for progression.
If you're just learning the ropes, the last thing you need is a ski-boot-stiff backcountry boot. What you want is something with an easy flex that's super comfortable, like the Thirty Two Groomer FT boot. The Fast Track lacing system divides the boot into two zones, so you can crank down on your feet so they stay put, and fine-tune the tension up top. You'll appreciate how much easier the Fast Track system is than traditional laces, especially when your fingers are cold and you just want to get on the lift. The Level 1 liner is flexible and heat-moldable, so it feels broken in before you even get on the hill. The rubber outsole holds up to seasons of shredding, hiking, and post-ride parking lot sessions.