Ski touring boot
A modern touring ski boot must have two properties that are difficult to reconcile: On the one hand, it should be light and flexible for the ascent. On the other hand, the alpine descent requires a certain stability of the shoe in order to guarantee correct ski guidance. Therefore, a distinction is made between downhill-oriented and ascent-oriented touring ski boots, depending on the characteristics of the predominant properties ( more stable and heavier or more flexible / softer and lighter ).
Furthermore, the shoe should be equipped with a grippy profile sole that allows you to walk safely on rocky and slippery terrain.
Further characteristics of a good touring boot are:
- Two-part (outer shoe and removable inner shoe)
- light weight
- comfortable on the ascent with a firm hold on the descent