Welcome back Lange! Yes, we took a break from this company last season, but after trying this new boot design on and skiing on it at Snowshoe, Alpine has brought them back. The new RS Shell is phenomenal. It's fits straight out of the box. You have to try it on and feel for yourself. The new blue looks rad, and Lange has always been known for their great buckles. A 98 mm last has never felt so good.