It's August in the ski shop, and that means new 2017 gear is arriving in store. Tecnica brings us a brand new boot for this upcoming winter. The new and improved cochise 90. It is coming in a brand new 99mm last, and now has 4 buckles. It still has the hike feature on the rear cuff. You may think the boot would weigh more with 4 buckles, but they are lightweight and now the boot has much more performance built in. The 99 last is just a little snugger than the 100mm traditional last and now hugs your foot a little tighter. The 90 flex is great for the all around intermediate skier.