Hard boots and plate bindings are almost step-ins by nature-the snap of a single toeclip is still faster andeasier than many recently devised step-ins. But for the ultimate in effortless attachment, without a sacrifice inperformance, there are some hard-boot step-in systems available. Because all the performance ridingcomponents of the hard-boot interface are encompassed within the boot itself, hard-boot step-in systemshave had the luxury of focusing purely on making a solid attachment mechanism. The results are exactly thesame feeling, support, and performance as your normal plate-binding setup, made even easier.