Option A: Beefy boots that hold their own on the steeps but feel constricting and sluggish when moving cross-country. Option B: Streamlined boots that move nimbly on tours but feel squirrely on the downhill. Option C: The Radical CR, now available for the fairer sex. Its four-buckle design, PU shell, and progressive flex give it downhill chops. We felt comfortable using them to drive both snappy and big skis in- and out-of-bounds. (Ding: All that stability weighs it down some.)
A generous last (100mm) and 60 degrees of ankle articulation in walk mode make these comfortable for touring.
Cheapest option out there for the performance, hands down.