The age old question, SNS or NNN? I currently am facing this question for the coming season seeing as I am making some major changes to my fleet. I currently am a user of Solomon’s SNS binding system and am fairly content. But with what seems like a rare opportunity to switch coming my way, I am having to reevaluate my decision and see if it’s still the right one for me. For the last few years it seems as if NNN was the more common choice by World Cup skiers and high level racers alike, yet this year Solomon is introducing an entirely new elite level boot aimed at redefining the Nordic boot of today. Yet Solomon is not the only one introducing alluring new technology. Fischer is also releasing a limited run of elite level boots which have bold weight and stiffness claims just like the Solomon option. The Fischer boot has already seen many US ski team members such as Andy Newell, Sophie Caldwell, and Kris Freeman drop their current boot sponsors in favor of the new offering from Fischer. These new offering from both entities in the boot world may be extremely limited and painfully expensive but they will most certainly usher in major advances in the lower end and standard race boots already on the market. So what’s the right choice? Well it’s pretty hard to give one correct answer, but I can conclude the following: if you have the luxury of waiting a season or two you may see major changes and improvements in the boot lineups from Fischer and Solomon.