The best ski mountaineering boots are light enough to let you travel far yet powerful enough to ski safely. Race boots weigh less than 1kg while slightly heavier models will be warmer and allow you to drive bigger skis. If you need help picking the boot that’s right for you, be sure to visit our online boot fitter!
Here lies some common hardware that can be useful in keeping your alpine touring ski boots in working order.
Chicago Rivets - Sold individually, these rivets screw together so you don't need a press to fix riveted buckles and other parts. The flush heads are gentle on plastic and carbon fiber. Use with Vibratite to keep the rivets from unscrewing. Three lengths available: 3/16",..
Light ski boots tend to be made with thinner plastic and liners. That means you have less material insulating you from the cold. Instead of going heavier for warmth, just slip on some hip boot gloves. These neoprene insulators have simple elastic Velcro straps that securely wrap around a ski boot to add warmth. They block the wind and trap air which acts as insulation. The Boot Glo..
The only drawback to the Speed Nose on the Dynafit TLT7 boots is that it doesn’t support crampons with automatic toe bails (the simple wire that wraps around the toe welt). The solution is to get a semi-automatic crampon, or modify your auto with this adapter. Remove the simple wire bail and replace it with this gizmo that fits into the toe fittings and securely wraps over the top ..
This is the place to find replacement boots parts for La Sportiva ski boots. You can also use some of these parts on other boots if you’re in a mod’ing mood.
Pegasus Buckles– Replacement buckles for the Spectre and Sparkle boots. Simple lightweight buckles that can be adapted to other boots as well. Catches sold separately.
Pegasus Buckle Catches– The catches for the Pegasus ..
Wear out your instep cable? Break a buckle on your Backlands? Check out our offerings of Atomic replacement parts for your boots.
Items in these listings are sold individually as single parts unless listed otherwise:
Backland Frictionless Pivot- Keeps the cuff rotating around and attached to the lower shell
Backland Cuff buckle- Upper buckle on the cuff (for all Backland b..
The Atomic Quick-Click tongue system allows you to transform your Backland boots from excellent up-hillers to excellent down-hillers. Or you can get a compromise tongue to handle a little of each. Choose from the options below, which are interchangeable amongst all the Backland models. The tongues are divided into groups of two shell sizes, e.g. one tongue will work from size 26-27..
Cuff pivot points are a typical wear point on alpine touring ski boots. Constant motion around the pivots causes friction that can slowly erode the surrounding material. This eventually leads to some play around the pivots, which can make skiing less precise. B&D Ski Gear has come through with a solution to this problem in the form of metal-on-metal pivots that are hard enough ..
A Fit Kit consists of a pair of Intuition socks and flexible toe caps. Put the caps over your toes and insole, and then slide the whole setup into the socks. They are now ready to mold and will give your toes some space to breathe, which is key when skinning uphill. This DIY kit can be used at home if you’re brave enough to heat your own liners, either in an oven or with a bag of h..
The Carbon insoles are Superfeet's lighest and thinnest model. They offer stability while racing and touring without weighing you down or squashing your performance fit. Made with carbon fiber and ultralight foam, the insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for medium to high arches. They also add a little insulation between your foot and the snow.
The Blue insoles are Superfeet's middle of the road model. They offer stability while racing and touring. Made with structured heel cup and full length foam to provide support for every step. The insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for medium arches. They also add some insulation between your foot and the snow.
Thin construction is great for all ..
The Hot Pink insoles are Superfeet's women's specific model. They offer dual layers to provide the most warmth touring. Made with Outlast top sheet dual thermal foam, the insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for medium arches. They also add lots of insulation between your foot and the snow.
Outlast construction for warmth..
Washable with soap, w..
As Superfeet’s most popular insole, the Green model fits the most feet. With a fairly high, well-placed arch and an ample heel cup, the green offers good support for skiing. It also features heavy-duty shock absorption which appeals the resort crowd and hucksters. It’s rather high volume so great if you are trying to take up some space in your ski boots to achieve the right fit. Ge..
The Merino Grey insoles are Superfeet's based off their super popular green model. They offer good shape and stability with warmth of a Merino wool top sheet. Made with structured heel cup and full length foam to provide support for every step. The insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for high arches. They also add insulation between your foot and the s..
We like to let folks test out ski boots. That means we occasionally have used boots for sale. Some of them are listed here, below, for your purchasing pleasure.
Dynafit PDG 24.0 - In our demo fleet for 1 season. In good shape has some cosmetic staining on the white lower shell.
Dynafit TLT7 Performance 24.5 - In our demo fleet for 1 season. In really good shape.