Scarpa Alien Alpine Touring Boot Yellow, 28.0 - Fresh from our friends on alpha centauri (sick mountains there, check ’em out if you haven’t), the scarpa alien alpine touring boot splits the difference between full-blown rando racing boot and hardcore tourer, with a nylon/carbon shell and cuff that are plenty light enough to crush the skin track while still handling their business on steep faces and in shotgun couloirs. Of course, what’s most important about a lightweight, race-bred touring boot is its uphill performance. The alien has a 2-piece construction that locks into ski mode and opens with a single a-light buckle, providing 60 degrees of uphill-touring power and variable degrees of forward lean between 9 and 13 degrees for the way down. Scarpa also gave the alien a quick step-in system, which uses indicators and self-guiding notches to make it easy to step into your tech bindings, even in snowy spots. Not many boots can boast a micro-adjustable boa closure system, but the alien uses it to secure the foot smoothly and evenly, completely eliminating pressure points and dead spots. The alien’s most distinguishing feature is the fit. Your feet will also dig the hrp intuition liner, which is instantly comfortable and offers superb touring performance in any conditions, as well as the ufo vibram sole (also recently received from our space friends) which cushions shocks and provides top-notch traction in all kinds of terrain. When you’re locked in ski mode, the alien’s propulsion tech system ensures that the cuff remains stiff, giving you all the power and edge grip you need to handle the steep and icy sections that are part of every serious ski descent.
Tecnica Zero G Guide Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s One Color, 24.5 - It’s hard to say whether the tecnica women’s zero g guide alpine touring boot is better on the uphill than it is on the downhill. Identifies your foot’s hot spots and pressure points with ease, and paired with the comfortable ultrafit ultralon liner, you’ll never feel pain for the rest of the season. S. A boot this stiff handles any boundaries, from backcountry chutes to resort piste. A. S. Tecnica built this boot on a mid-sized last (99mm) that’s snug and pre-punched to fit most foot shapes. The zero g also features a rockered rubber sole that makes bootpacking a breeze, and you can switch out the boot’s tech binding interface with din-certified soles for alpine bindings. Yet, this boot boasts a flex of 105, which plenty stiff enough to keep you grinning on the descent. With a weight barely exceeding three pounds, this boot barely adds to the weight of your setup as you suffer up steep skinners. Shell, which uses a dimple structure to make heating and punching faster and more effective for bootfitters. The zero g guide features tecnica’s brand-new c. Practically a roadmap for bootfitters, c. A.
Fischer Travers Carbon Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 27.5 - More importantly, though, is the boot’s free-pivoting cuff system that allows for an unobstructed range of motion, specifically 80-degrees worth, and when combined with the easy-to-use walk mode, you’re able to glide up the skin track in no time. However, when encountering roly-poly or more technical skin tracks, cinch the down the cuff and lock-off the walk mode for more supportive, secure fit. Since the cuff and lower portion of the boot don’t overlap at the front of the boot or heel, fischer outfitted the travers with a waterproof gaiter that fixes to the shell’s lower portion and stretches just about to the top of the cuff. Now, you might be wondering how fischer planned on keeping the palau moldable liner dry and comfortable, so grab your popcorn. This gaiter is not only dexterous, but easily fends off snow build up and sweat alike. So whether you’re searching for a lightweight and dependable ski mountaineering boot or alpine touring boot, the travers has made its grand entrance and ensur. While fischer’s travers carbon alpine touring boot may appear as though it gleans its name from the word “traverse,” it’s in fact a blend of the word “versatile” and “transalp,” which happens to be the name of fischer’s famed and dependable skimo planks. Additionally, the travers features singular power strap that consists of a ratchet and hook-and-loop combination as to provide a fine-tuned fit, and the boa lacing system assures a personalized, pressure-free fit and feel, which is an especially welcomed attribute if you’ve ever had a pair of ill-fitting boots. So, as its verbal denomination suggests, the travers is fischer’s latest and greatest endeavor into the ski mountaineering and alpine touring world. Weighing in at just over four pounds a pair, the travers boasts an incredibly lightweight and pliable construction thanks to its grilamid and carbon exterior, while the carbon fiber sheath in the sole assures rigidity and stiffness akin to your favorite alpine boot.
Atomic Hawx Ultra Xtd 90 Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s Dark Blue/Anthracite/White, 23.5 - These boots will see you through techy descents with power and precision, thanks to the stiff but forgiving 90 flex and atomic’s energy backbone that provides strength and responsiveness for powerful skiing. The grilamid construction keeps the hawx ultra xtd light on your feet, and the progressive shell design strategically combines thicker walls in areas that need to be stronger, with slimmer walls everywhere else to save weight. When you slip your feet into the atomic women’s hawx ultra xtd 90 alpine touring boot and start your slog up the seemingly endless skintrack, you’ll be surprised at how your feet aren’t screaming in pain for once. In fact, it might just start to feel natural as you cruise your way up the snowy trail on your way to that fresh, powdery goodness you heard you might encounter. The 54-degree cuff rotation lets you cruise up the hill with a natural stride, and the skywalk rubber soles give you solid traction on icy bootpacks and scree fields. Atomic’s memory fit technology lets you customize just about every inch of your boot, with a fully heat-moldable shell, cuff, and liner, with a women-specific construction that better accommodates female calves.
Roxa RX 1.0 Alpine Touring Boot Orange/Black, 29.5 - Gone are the days when touring boots struggled to switch from ski to walk mode, because the rx 1. A moderate last and light eva boot board make the rx comfortable enough for long days in the backcountry and hut-to-hut traverses in the alpine. In walk mode, the rx 1. Look to the roxa rx 1. Skywalk rubber gives this boot’s sole reliable traction for conquering rocky summits, icy bootpacks, and snowy trails. 0 offers a staggering 62 degrees of cuff rotation for an easier hike. 0 alpine touring boot for solid downhill performance after a long ascent. Its grilamind tech construction keeps this boot’s weight to a mere 2lb 9oz per boot, but it still offers a respectable 95 flex for control. Roxa’s ultralight tour liner is completely thermo-moldable for custom-fitted comfort. 0’s quick, carbon-fiber switch easily transitions from ski to walk without a problem.
La Sportiva Women’s Sparkle 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot Berry/Blue Moon – 23.5 - Four pegasus buckles with an optional power strap allow you to dial in your fit so you can capitalize on every ounce of that stiff flex in techy couloirs and wide-open powder fields. 0 provides the optimal balance of lightweight functionality and expert downhill performance. 60-degree cuff rotation and a comfortable ez thermo heat-moldable liner keep feet moving comfortably on long days, and the three preset forward lean positions can be selected according to your preference. Sure, you don’t have much trouble smoking everyone in your group on daily dawn patrols and all-day backcountry missions, but if your boot can’t stand up to your aggressive skiing style, what use does it serve’ for women who like ripping the descent as hard as they charge up the skintrack, the la sportiva sparkle 2. The reshaped shell now accommodates a far wider variety of feet and has a beefed up flex. The bottom line is that this boot is perhaps the stiffest, most responsive boot in the lightest, fastest package you can get–oh, and by the way, your friends might appreciate a head start on both ends.
Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 28.5 - The zero g guide pro alpine touring boot is tecnica’s newest backcountry offering and is built with all the high-end tech to deliver a precise and comfortable fit, big-line-crushing stiffness, and solid tourability for those bigger days in the backcountry. A. 5, this boot is by no means an ultralight boot, but it is light enough to tackle long tours and steep skintracks, without compromising an ounce of power on the descent–besides, you did hike all that way to actually ski, right’ the zero g houses a burly 130 flex that will inspire confidence in and out of the resort and dynafit-certified tech inserts that will fit your touring setup. Shell. 5 times stiffer than traditional boot material, which translates to less weight on the uphill and more power on the descent. Out of the box, the zero g comes equipped with skywalk rubber soles that grip everything from wind-blown ridge lines to icy resort parking lots. Where the zero g guide pro really stands out, though, is with its c. S. The shell is pre-shaped to fit most feet well out of the box, but also features a dimple structure that makes punching and shaping the shell easier on bootfitters, so you get a better fit with less help from the experts. The minimalist buckles save weight, but also feature an innova. Weighing right around three and a half pounds per pair in a 26. Skiers looking for a boot that will do it all will also appreciate the interchangeable sole system that will fit standard alpine bindings with the purchase of additional soles. Tecnica’s known for its ability to build burly resort-crushing boots, and it’s officially bringing that expertise to the backcountry. The power light design consists of a bi-injected frame that is 30% stiffer and 2. First of all, the zero g guide pro sits at the top of tecnica’s zero g line and weighs a full four ounces (115 grams) less than the zero g guide. 44 degrees of cuff rotation allow for easy skinning, and the metal-on-metal connection locks the cuff into ski mode.
Scott Superguide Carbon GTX Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 26.5 - And when it’s time to rip skins and point your skis down, lock the three ergal buckles down, secure the power strap, and step into your tech bindings with confidence thanks to the dynafit-certified tech inserts. When wind-scoured ridgelines make skinning sketchy, and somewhat impossible, the aggressively lugged vibram sole will come into play to give you the traction needed to gain the summit safely. The superguide is a dedicated backcountry boot with a stiff flex, excellent cuff rotation, and a gore-tex liner to keep your feet dry, no matter what. Scott designed the superguide for the skier that would rather ski boilerplate in the backcountry, rather than shell out three bills to stand in lift lines for nearly an hour just to ski elbow-to-elbow with tourists and park rats. You and your scott superguide carbon ski boots have a bright future filled with powder-filled tours and big, backcountry descents. Scott has been producing some serious backcountry boots ever since the company acquired garmont a few years back, but with a gore-tex liner, carbon inlays, and an aggressive 125 flex, the superguide is anything but a rehash of old garmont designs. Skiing in the backcountry means you’ll be spending about 90 percent of your time going up, so the 60-degree cuff rotation will be a welcome companion when you’re setting an efficient skintrack.
Atomic Backland Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s White/Purple/Black, 24.5 - The lightweight grilamid shell can be heat-molded for a precise and comfortable fit, while the two aluminum buckles with a cross lace system work to lock the boot down for the descent. The external design helps to eliminate icing that can make other internal systems freeze up during transitions, while the metal-on-metal interface ensures the mechanism doesn’t wear out over time. One of the most eye-catching features about the backland is the boot’s external free/lock 2. There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding atomic’s backland boots, and for good reason. The backland is compatible with either a soft or hard tongue for skiers who prefer either a stiff or soft feel from their boots. And when it comes time to tee off, the rigid and easy to engage free/lock 2. The aggressive skywalk rubber sole works in concert with the removable tongue to make hiking as comfortable as possible. With a ridiculously huge cuff rotation, 74-degrees to be exact, the backland lives for long tours, steep bootpacks, and pucker-inducing hikes up knife edge ridges to gain the summit. A perforated design helps excess heat and moisture escape, and the liner is heat-moldable, allowing for an even more customized fit. 0 walk mode and quick click interchangeable tongue serves up a stiff and powerful feel that will inspire confidence when you lay into that first turn from the summit of your objective. 0 walk mode. The liner of the backland is designed specifically for backcountry touring and is completely waterproof and breathable. Ditch the country club and get out to the backcountry where the crowds are scarce and the powder is plentiful with the atomic women’s backland alpine touring boot. The external metal locking lever is easily engaged and remains rigid for a secure feel once locked into ski mode.
Dynafit ZZero 4 Green Machine TF Alpine Touring Boot Green/Carbon, 27.5 - Newly redesigned with a carbon cuff, the zzero 4 green machine tf alpine touring boot offers all the comfort and fit of dynafit’s previous zzero px models but with greater energy transfer for your descent. Touted as the first carbon cuff four-buckle on the market, the zzero 4 green machine grants featherlight uphills and rewarding downhills so you can experience the best of both worlds during your next tour. Product featuresshell material pebax, carbon fiberflex lean angle 15 deg, 21 degbuckles 4buckle material magnesiumliner zzero high tfthermo-moldable liner yesliner closure walk mode yes, 40-degree rotationsole dynagrip ultralightbinding compatibility dynafit quick step-in, alpine touringfootbed last width claimed weight [single, size 27. 5] 3 lb 8 ozrecommended use alpine touringmanufacturer warranty 2 years.
Atomic Backland Alpine Touring Boot Petrol/Orange, 23.5 - You might not have expected a boot of this build to come from atomic, but the world is full of wonderful surprises and the atomic backland alpine touring boot is definitely one of them. The boots feature a ridiculous 74-degree cuff rotation, a frictionless pivot, and a removable tongue for a feel more akin to a pair of hiking boots than ski boots. One of the first things you might notice about the backland is the external free/lock 2. Atomic didn’t cut any corners on the liners. Although not as light as its carbon brethren in the backland line, this grilamid option comes at a clean price and is still exceptionally light with a stiff feel that will charge on the descent. Borrowing technologies from atomic’s more dedicated alpine boots, the backlands feature atomic’s memory fit shell technology, which allows the shell and cuff to be custom fit to the skier’s feet to ensure top-shelf comfort and performance. No, you don’t need to make an emergency eye appointment to get your vision checked–the boots that you are now viewing are in fact made by atomic. Their breathable bottom keeps feet cool on the up, as well as warm and dry on the descent, and they can be washed, so you give them a proper cleaning before you take them on that hut trip. When it is time to buckle these boots down for the descent, throw the quick click tongue in, fasten down the two aluminum buckles and cross lace system, then quickly lock the walk lever down for a solid and secure feel for the descent. The platinum liner is supportive through the calf, ankle, and tongue and is heat-moldable. 0 walk mode, which eliminates the chance of things going haywire on really cold days. The backland comes with a 98mm last, making it a true low-volume touring boot.
Scott Cosmos III Alpine Touring Boot – Men’s One Color, 28.5 - 5 degrees. Scott’s also redesigned the tech fittings, making them dynafit certified for an easy and solid connection with dynafit tech bindings. It also weighs just over three pounds, making it seriously competitive in the poundage department. If you’re a serious skier who spends serious time getting to serious lines, the cosmos is one you don’t want to miss. We’d also be remiss to not mention the pwr lite liner, which is seamless, fully thermo-moldable, and it has a reinforced tongue for plenty of smooth-flexing power. But it’s a more powerful boot than many of the other at offerings out there, including scott’s slightly lighter orbit ii, thanks to the grilamid and scott’s powerlite reinforcing ribs that are placed through the shell and cuff. Don’t get the impression that it’s a one-dimensional downhill boot, either. It has 60 degrees of cuff rotation for easy ankle articulation, a rugged ski/walk switch, and an aluminum lean/lock bar that allows both the shell and the cuff to move freely for a more natural touring motion. If you’d rather not spend your days in the backcountry with your feet crammed into an unforgiving race boot or floating around in a floppy-noodle rando boot, then get yourself the scott cosmos ii men’s alpine touring boot. Made of a marvelously stiff and light grilamid plastic, the cosmos ii is a fairly aggressive boot, with a burly flex of 125 and a lean angle of 11.
Dalbello Lupo Factory ID Alpine Touring Ski Boots 2018 (26.5) - Looking for a touring-capable boot with the support and response of a stiff alpine shoe put the dalbello lupo factory alpine touring ski boots on your short list. These bad boys will give any riveted 130 flex alpine boot a run for their money performance-wise, but weigh a lot less and have a smooth and functional walk mode to “boot. Heavy duty, but light in weight and packed with power, the dalbello lupo factory alpine touring ski boots are ready and waiting for burly backcountry fun. ” their id max hike liner is completely heat moldable and maintains a firm heel hold even while skinning.
La Sportiva Syborg Alpine Touring Boot – 26 – Yellow/Black - The syborg alpine touring boot from la sportiva is the footwear of choice for skimo racers and serious fitness skiers alike. This boot features a lightweight and durable grilamid shell combined with a carbon fiber and grilamid cuff, making for an extremely lightweight boot that crushes the uphill while still maintaining a nimble, yet powerful, downhill ability. In walk mode, the sybord provides 75 degrees of cuff rotation–any more and you’d have to be double-jointed to use them. With an adjustable forward lean of 14-, 16-, 18-, or 20-degrees, it’s easy to dial in the stance that works for you. A specially designed syborg liner can be molded for that perfect fit, and the lazergrip2 rubber soles ensure you don’t lose traction on the top of a wind-scoured ridge or while rappelling into your latest couloir project. The syborg keeps things simple with just two buckles and an optional power strap, letting you go from walk to ski at the flip of a switch.
Dynafit Vulcan MS Alpine Touring Boot Green/Black, 28.5 - The new custom plus liner is completely thermoformable. It cradles the foot to provide precision and comfort at the same time, thanks to its proprietary construction which employs three different types of foam. 0 lever and the driving spoiler 2. This year, we have improved the design to yield even greater downhill performance, delivered through a more progressive response provided by the new fiberglass cuff combined with the pebax shell. The vulcan was designed for the new generation of freeriders, providing agility in the ascent and descent without compromise in hard charging performance. Precise skiing control is aided by the ultra lock strap, which ensures complete closure and provides rapid adjustment. All of this combined with agility in walk mode, lightness and cutting edge technical solutions, including the ultra lock 2. Vulcan offers unrivalled downhill performance, is rigid enough to be used on the most modern freeride skis, enables front-lean rigidity to be personalized thanks to the removable downhill booster tongue, and has precise heel holding, even when landing jumps. Vulcan offers a completely customizable setup thanks to the adjustable forward lean and the removable stoppers in the cuff, and is compatible with all types of ski touring and freeride bindings.
Fischer Transalp Vacuum TS Lite Alpine Touring Boot Yellow/Yellow, 26.5 - Of course, all the fit technology in the world won’t make a good boot all on its lonesome, so fischer made sure the rest of the transalp was on point, too. An adjustable rear spoiler lets you play with the transalp’s 13-degree forward lean, and a grippy vibram sole makes icy walks, rock scrambling, and parking lot detours a little bit less sketchy. Comfortable, mobile, and reasonably skiable touring boots aren’t big news anymore, but just because something’s been around for a while doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Three x-lite aluminum buckles pull your foot into the shell without pinching, and a 40mm touring power strap beefs up the relatively mild 115 flex, so the boots don’t get overwhelmed if you’re driving wider skis. Coupled with the moldable lace-up liner, this gives the transalp a level of unprecedented customization, so you can kiss hot-spots, slop, and pain goodbye for good. Just heat the shell up, just like you would a liner, stick it on, buckle it up, and let it cool–the vacu-plast material will expand and then contract to the shape of your foot, improving fit, performance, and comfort. The shell is designed to complement the position our feet tend to take (fischer calls its ergonomic design features v-position and on-center position), for increased control and comfort, and it has a ski/walk lever that offers a killer 53 degrees of fore-aft rotation for easy skinning. Heat-moldable liners are pretty much standard issue these days, but fischer’s transalp vacuum ts lite alpine touring boot takes things a step further with its heat-moldable shell, which allows you to dial in a personalized fit that even grinding, punching, and padding won’t give you.
Roxa Xface Tour Alpine Touring Boot Yellow/Black, 29.5 - Roxa built the boot’s shell with a three-piece cabrio shell that smooths the flex and helps reduce the risk of shin bang. Whether it’s long lines at the resort, the steep price of a lift ticket, or the allure of fresh powder that drives you to the backcountry, the roxa xface tour alpine touring boot lets you go way off piste while maintaining the same hard-charging performance you’re used to from your alpine boots. Like all touring boots, the xface features a ski-hike cuff that enables easier skinning when you’re on the skintrack or bootpack. While most touring boots feel flimsy compared to your stiff freeride boots, the xface boasts a moderately stiff 110 flex index so you can still shred the descent like you would at the resort. The thermo-moldable intuition liner offers custom-fitted comfort, and you can switch out the touring rubber sole with different soles if you wear out the rubber or want to spend a day riding in the resort.
Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s One Color, 23.5 - The interchangeable rubber soles add traction on sketchy, wind-blasted traverses, and the aqua stop water protection system keeps your feet dry while you’re setting the bootpack for your buddies that are lagging behind. Tecnica’s power light design aims to shed weight without sacrificing performance thanks to a grilamid frame that is 30% thinner than conventional boots and 2. The light fit liner is heat-moldable so you can dial in a precise fit, and the mobility cuff features a 44-degree range of motion in walk mode, providing you with maximum efficiency and a natural uphill stride when you’re passing other skiers on the skinner. The stiff 115 flex provides solid performance and power during burly descents, and the 99mm last comfortably accommodates a wide variety of feet. The zero g guide pro was all the rage last year, so tecnica decided it was high time to let terrain-crushing backcountry ladies in on the fun. 5 times stiffer. Designed for women who devour sky-scraping peaks for breakfast and aren’t about to apologize for it, the women’s zero g guide pro alpine touring boot is a light and stiff, no-nonsense boot with enough power to rip spines and bomb couloirs, while holding its own on the skintrack. These boots retain the aggressive capabilities of the original zero g guide pro, but with a women-specific profile featuring a shorter cuff for smaller calves.
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