The Syndicate Hardshell Boot and Binding System is the latest step into the future of competition waterski gear. It's the the top choice of tournament slalom skiers around the world for its reliable performance and its release mechanism that employs an adjustable spring-loaded heel unit that allows for tension release point modification in relation to skier weight and preference. Hardshell reliability is now paired with top-of-the-line agility by utilizing a 3D printed outsole. This custom contoured footbed fits precisely with the boot shell and enables full contact between boot and plate, stabilizing the connection by reducing lateral slippage and increasing agility. For maximum comfort and cushioning, HO made use of a heat-moldable liner, allowing for a personalized fit that contours to your foot shape for the best fit and feel in the industry. In addition, they've added a Velcro ankle strap to keep your liners on your feet. The lightweight, yet reliable snow ski-inspired boot buckles allow for personalized tightening. Use the buckle ladder to tighten or spin the buckle for a more customized fit. The Memory Buckle allows you to get a consistent tightness on the upper cuff every time you ski.