When Hell finally does freeze over, you should head down there and put in tracks all over the damn place. The Nordica Hell and Back H1 Ski Boot will be more than happy to be your partner in underworld-shredding crime, with a screw-adjustable 120 progressive flex and a super-light Triax shell that will flex consistently in all temperatures, so you won't ruin your trip if you stumble into some still-bubbling puddles of hellfire. An instep buckle that's oriented at a 45-degree angle to your ankle joint pulls your heel directly into the heel pocket, too, so you won't suffer discomfort or loss of performance due to a slip-sliding foot. Nordica must have made some sort of deal with the Devil, before he froze, because the level of comfort, not to mention sidecountry and resort performance, in this 120-flex boot is just tough silly. Soft shell flaps open wide to make getting your foot in and out no big deal, and FSE shock-absorbing foam padding in the sole cushions your ride while your foot sits comfortably in the Tech Fur-lined heat-moldable liner. Screw-in cant adjustments and micro-adjustable buckles made fine-tuning your fit easy, and the Bootfitters Best Friend system features a grid that's incorporated into the shell, allowing bootfitters to easily pinpoint problem spots and dial in grinds and punches. Nordica outfitted the Hell and Back with an overlapping Weather Shield system to keep water out (not that you'll find any down in Hades), and hooked up a high-traction sole to keep you upright in the parking lot or on exposed ridge-top rocks.