My brother just picked these up. He loved them this past weekend. For any resort warriors looking to expand their repertoire to include touring, this is a boot to check out. Race inspired, 4 buckle, 130 flex boot with a cuff mobility system that allows range of motion for touring, and has a sole that can be used in alpine DIN bindings and has an integrated tech insert, so no block swapping to go from your alpine to your tech bindings if you have both in your quiver. Not as light as other dedicated touring boots, but very nice for someone who wants a boot that can do both the resort and BC.
I'm going to convince him now to get the K2 Marksman with Marker Kingpins.....that would be a killer setup to rock both in and out of bounds.
just saw these on Sierra Trading Post for well under $200 and almost went blind. Of course there's only one pair left and it's a 23.5, too small for me. If you have tiny feet and want the Cochise, go jump in it. There's also a Cochise 120 in a 29.5 for a bit more money.