"The second-stiffest boot in Tecnica's Cochise freeride touring line, the Cochise 120 Men's Ski Boot's an ideal blend of uphill performance, downhill shredability, and comfort. It's built on a 99mm last and rocks a 120 flex that's burlier than the 110 for more gnar-thrashing power on the descent. Other than that, it's the same, and that's more than all right. Tecnica made the shell out of a lighter, thinner Triax 3.0 plastic cuff and a brand-new, anatomically shaped C.A.S. lower shell. C.A.S. has a unique dimpling structure that makes heating and punching faster and more effective for bootfitters, which means you're in for an extremely comfortable ski season. The ski/walk mode also offers forty-two degrees of rotation this time around, giving you a more natural stride to take the hip-flexor pain out of longer approaches.
You'd expect a Tecnica boot to have bomber downhill performance, and, well, the 120 doesn't disappoint. It comes kitted out with a snug, sturdy, thermo-moldable C.A.S. liner that wraps your foot and resists packing out, and a PowerLock top buckle/power strap combo that provides a super-snug and sturdy wrap around your shin and calf for power and control. Four rugged aluminum buckles lock the shell down around your foot, and the asymmetrical toe box provides a high-performance fit without cobra-squeezing your toes to death. Tecnica also equipped the Cochise with low tech inserts that are compatible with both tech and alpine DIN bindings, and included an easy-flexing Quick Instep panel for easy on and off, even when temperatures are hovering around "North Pole in January"" levels."