The 2017 Rossignol X5 Touring boot is a phenomenal choice for skiers who mostly stick to the groomed trails, but also enjoy a foray into the backcountry from time to time. Comfortable and competent, the X-5 features a 3D hinged cuff that cinches snugly against your ankle allowing proper flex and tremendous support. It is part of a complete plastic cuff that has an external frame to fully encompass your heel and ankle. This results in uncompromising control in an affordable and comfortable package. Whether you're shuffling along at the touring center or reaching out into the woods, the Rossignol X-5 is the tool to get the job done. Compatible with NNN bindings, the X5 Boot is prepared to take you wherever you want to go. More customizable than ever, the X5 has a thermo-moldable liner that can be heated to form-fit your foot and speed up the break-in process. The upper cuff is a stretchy synthetic fabric that, once zipped up, does a tremendous job of keeping snow out and heat in, allowing you to ski for longer distance and duration.