Touring Ski Boots
Salomon SHIFT PRO 130 AT Ski Boots 2022
Atomic HAWX PRIME XTD 120 CT GW 2023
Salomon Mtn Explore Ski Boots Women's
Lange XT3 110 GW Ski Boots 2022
Salomon Shift Pro 110 AT Ski Boots Women's 2022
Rossignol Alltrack Elite 110 LT Women's GW Ski Boots 2022
Salomon Shift Pro 90 Women's AT Touring Ski Boot 2022
Dalbello LUPO FACTORY UNI Ski Boots 2021
Atomic HAWX PRIME XTD 95 W HT GW Ski Boots Women's 2022
Atomic HAWX ULTRA XTD 95 W CT GW Ski Boots Women's 2022
Nordica Strider Elite 130 Ski Boots 2023
Atomic Hawx Ultra Xtd 115 Women's Tech Ski Boots 2022
Salomon Shift Pro 100 AT Touring Ski Boot 2022
Lange XT3 TOUR PRO Ski Boots 2023
Fischer RANGER ONE 105 VACUUM WALK Ski Boots 2022
Dalbello QUANTUM ASOLO UNI Ski Boots 2021
Atomic BACKLAND PRO Ski Boots Women's 2022
Head KORE RS 130 GW Ski Boots 2023
Tecnica Cochise 130 Dyn Ski Boots Men's 2023
K2 DISPATCH PRO Ski Boots 2023
Atomic HAWX ULTRA XTD 130 CT GW Ski Boots 2023
Atomic Hawx Ultra Xtd 130 Tech GW Ski Boots 2022
Tecnica Cochise 105 W Dyn Ski Boots Women's 2023
Head Kore 1 Ski Boots 2020
Roxa R3 110 INTUITION I.R. Ski Boots 2022
Fischer Ranger 130 Walk Dyn Ski Boots 2021
Tecnica ZERO G PEAK Ski Boots 2024
Atomic HAWX ULTRA XTD 95 CT GW Ski Boots Women's 2023
Atomic Backland Expert W Ski Boots
Full Tilt ASCENDANT APPROACH Ski Boots 2022
K2 DISPATCH Ski Boots Women's 2023
About at L9
Touring Ski Boots - Lightweight Performance for Backcountry
Ski Boots are widely considered the most important piece of equipment for any skier. This is because boots are the piece that directly connects to your body, where all the power comes from, and this is even more important when you are earning your turns by hiking up the hill. There are a number of things to consider when purchasing touring ski boots, including the size, last and flex rating of the boot. These boots are going to be focused on minimizing weight, and maximizing the ability to hike comfortably, so that you can get up the hill with energy to spare for the descent.
Ski boots are sized using Mondo sizing. Do not get confused when you see sizes like 27.5. These sizes roughly correspond to US shoe sizes, for example, a men’s ski boot size 27.5 is similar to a size 9.5, a 26.5 is similar to a size 8.5, 25.5 is similar to a 7.5 and so on. Women’s sizes are one size higher when compared to a Mondo size (women’s ski boot size 27.5 would be a women's size 10.5).
Ski Boot Last (Width)
The last (or forefoot width) of a ski boot gives you an idea of how much volume or room you will have in your boot. Remember, you want your boot to be tight, but not painful. Last is measured in mm, and is usually between 95mm and 105mm for adult boots, with most boots falling between 98 and 102mm. Narrow feet usually find a good fit in lasts less than 100mm, while wider feet need more space.
Ski Boot Flex Rating
The flex rating of a ski boot is measured using a number between 60 and 150 for most ski boot brands. The higher the number, the stiffer and more power it will take to flex the boot forward. Unfortunately, these numbers are not exact from brand to brand, but it is a good place to start when thinking about flex. Touring boots usually have a walk mode, which is a switch or setting that drastically reduces the stiffness of the boot so that you can hike with normal range of motion. Then, when you get to the top, you can reset your boot and have it perform on the way down.
L9 Sports has a selection of touring boots to help you improve your hike and stay focused on the peak. Remember, if you aren’t sure of any of this info or what you need, you can always talk to the staff at L9 through our chat or email options.
Reference L9's ski boot size chart before purchasing.