Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration. She is a tough, admirable goddess just like you and Garmont made the Athena fit for a goddess. This is Garmont's most versatile women's specific telemark boot. The High Overlap and anatomical shape give this boot high performance on the downhill, yet they are comfortable and articulate while touring. When it's time to make turns, the cuff locks securely and is easy to switch back to touring mode. The shells are made of Pebax plastic with a flex index of 110 TM. The two buckles and power strap give this boot performance without a lot of extra weight. If you tour as much as you make turns at the resort and you are looking for one boot to do it all, the Athena will not disappoint. The flexibility and weight of this boot is balanced nicely with its excellent performance.