The best ski mountaineering boots are light enough to let you travel far yet powerful enough to ski safely. Skimo racing boots weigh less than 1kg while heavier models will be warmer and allow you to drive bigger skis. For a breakdown of our categories, please peruse this article on how to choose an A/T boot.
In case you haven't noticed, here at Skimo Co, we are big fans of efficiency. Not only does efficiency make you faster, it is also funner! With this ethos in mind, Tahoe Trail Tools designed the Strapoff Adapter. Designed to pair seamlessly with your F1 and/or F1 LT boots, the Strapoff Adaptor provides the ability to "set it and forget it" regarding the main velcro buckle. The bene..
Do you suffer from blisters, caused by loose heels that incessantly move up and down? Do you find yourself wanting a tighter heel pocket, allowing you to drive skis with confidence? If so, the Liner Sleeve from Patriot Footbeds was created just for you. Utilizing a neoprene sleeve that slides on the outside of the boot liner, the Liner Sleeve installs with little fuss. If you need ..
Being synonymous with comfort and performance, Intuition has rightfully been atop the leaderboard when it comes to high-quality after-market liners. Taking over from the venerable Pro Tour liner, the Tour Tongue has received subtle design updates that improve upon this already successful formula. As with all Intuition liners, the Tour Tongue is built using a highly customizable foa..
The Thermic Refresher V2 is the best way to keep your ski boot liners from turning into chemical weapons, ensuring you don't run afoul of the rules established during the Geneva Convention. The Refresher V2 keeps your liners dry, discouraging bacteria from taking up residence while the UV lighting helps to eradicate any bacteria that already has. The best part is, you don't even ha..
“Renewed, refreshed, reinvigorated.” These are a few words we’d use to describe the Gea RS 4.0 coming back from her summer vacation. While overall the Gea RS is the same powerful and walkable boot as prior generations, the 4.0 features a slightly updated fit* and is composed of more sustainable materials, derived from castor oil. Similar to the tried and true buckle scheme of the 3..
For a fresh hot take on the venerable Maestrale RS, the 4.0 model is redesigned with a more planet-friendly twist and slightly different fit than its predecessor.* Consistent with its environmental objectives, SCARPA is increasingly using materials made from renewable resources throughout its product lines. In this case, the cuff and shell are constructed with materials derived fro..
The basic premise behind Booster Straps is simple: your boots are designed to flex forward, why shouldn’t your power straps naturally allow that? Most stock power straps are constructed of static materials that have no capacity to turn your forward motion into energy. Booster Straps instead use a sturdy elastic band that provides progressive feedback the more you pressure your boot..
While escargot, crème brulee, croissants, and creamy camembert are wonderful, no list of French delicacies would be complete without mentioning the Pierre Gignoux Black. Handcrafted deep in the French Alps, each and every boot is meticulously built, ensuring quality and performance. With its athletic weight, the Black will have you wondering if it's time to replace the batteries in..
Billed as the downhill-oriented pony in the Pierre Gignoux stable, the Mountain is all about committing descents, far off the beaten path. Being handmade by Pierre Gignoux in the heart of the French Alps, the Mountain is made with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring quality and performance. The asymmetrical cuffs feature two buckles, allowing the boot to be securely snugged ag..
Dissatisfied with available options and tired of continually modifying alpine touring boots with mixed results, Key Equipment set out to create a purpose-built splitboarding boot that offered the best of both soft and hard boots. After many prototypes and extensive testing, Key Equipment is proud to introduce the Disruptive boot. Combining the damp and plush characteristics of a so..
Enhance! Electrify! These are the two things Dalbello did to the prior season's Quantum Free 105 when creating the improved Quantum Free boot. The liner has been enhanced with a more supportive memory foam tongue, providing greater comfort for those with bony shins. The new colorway is electrifying, featuring sharp colorways that are sure to draw compliments on the skin track. Keep..
While the red, white, and blue coloring of the Quantum Free Pro may have you feeling like Captain America, there are in fact many countries representing this trio of action-packed colors. With a svelte weight, 65° range of motion, and innovative two-piece tongue, the Quantum Free Pro will allow you to ascend the skin track so quickly, your touring partner will have no choice but to..
Whether trying to "beef" up a race boot or create volume in a touring boot, the Tour Lite Evo LV is up for the task. Utilizing a 7mm soft-density (SD) EVA foam with 8mm thick asymmetric padding on the front and rear of the upper cuff, the Tour Lite Evo LV offers a loving cradle for your shin while ensuring you keep the exemplary range of motion found on your boot. The lower is made..
Similar to the shrieks and howls from the ghosts and ghouls around late autumn, moans and groans can be heard from parents trying to fit their children into yet another ski boot around the same time. To the delight of many, Roxa has provided some respite with the Roxa R3 J 90 T.I., providing parents with a quality choice that can fulfill backcountry and resort skiing duties. The Ne..
The Roxa RX J Light is built to provide the next generation of backcountry skiers with a seamless backcountry experience. Starting with a generous 62° range of motion, they will be able to move efficiently and enjoyably on the skin track, making skinning feel less like a chore. The rockered Skywalk rubber sole provides excellent traction on snowy surfaces and allows for an efficien..
Replacing the Tour Lite Pro and Tour Lite Pro Evo, the Tour Lite Evo MV is seeking to position itself as the perfect liner to complement the performance of your touring boot. Starting with the closed cell, medium density (MD) EVA foam, these liners keep the impressive range of motion indicative of a modern touring boot, allowing you to move quickly and efficiently in the mountains...
Do you enjoy bombing downhill at 60 MPH with your shins lovingly cradled in a roll of confidence-inspiring foam? Do you find yourself bottoming out the flex on your current boots, or have low-volume calves and bony shins in desperate need of padding? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Intuition is at your service with the Tour Wrap, a wrap-style liner designed specifi..
Dedicated ski-mountaineering racers need a boot as serious as their ambitions, allowing them to perform at the absolute highest levels without restriction. With its masterful construction, exceptional performance, and meticulous attention to detail, the Stratos VI is such a boot.
Improving and building upon prior generations of Stratos boots, the Stratos VI uses a traditional si..
While you should never compare yourself to others, you can definitely compare the Raceborg II against its predecessor. Losing the cable-actuated ski/walk mechanism and instead using a more traditional design, the Raceborg II is quick to transition and gains reliability relative to its forebear. The 75° range of motion and light carbon fiber cuff make for an excellent climbing platf..
At the same time and place every year, the boot wizards at SCARPA emerge from their R&D dungeons to see how their creations are being used. It was during such an emergence they noticed the F1 LT being pushed farther and harder than ever anticipated. With ideas in their heads for the next best thing, they retreated back from whence they emerged, spending the next year testing di..
Can’t decide if you want to optimize for the up or the down? Looking for a boot that does it all? Atomic has opted to make the decision easy for you in the form of the Backland XTD Carbon 115 W. Combining the best of the lightweight Backland and burly Hawx XTD series of boots, the Backland XTD Carbon 115 W provides a stable and powerful skiing platform while maintaining a relativel..
Atomic heard the cry of 1000 aching souls, “I want a boot that walks like a Backland Carbon but skis like a Hawx XTD, why oh god am I left to suffer and teeter on this hideous precipice?!” And lo, they have provided an answer. Boasting both a 74-degree range of motion and a very skiable 120 flex, the Backland Carbon XTD 120 is as capable on the up as it is on the down. The laced lo..
When Lange introduced the XT3 Tour Pro, their devoted fanbase wept tears of joy that finally, they could get the same "Lange" fit, but in a backcountry-specific boot. With the XT3 Tour 2.0 MV 130, Lange is keeping the same great performance and fit as its forbear but with slightly less weight. The strategic weight loss took place in a few ways: First, the XT3 Tour 2.0 uses a new Vi..
Wide-footed ski mountaineers and skimo racers rejoice! Dynafit has answered your prayers with the TLT X Extra Wide Boot. Featuring the Twistfit Closure System in the lower shell, the TLT X Extra Wide provides a nuanced and precise way to comfortably and precisely secure your foot and heel. The single-throw Ultra Lock 5.0 system makes for ultra-quick transitions while the buttery sm..
With the Transalp Carbon Pro, Fischer's history of boot-making prowess is on full display. Billed simply as a “touring boot”, we find the Transalp Carbon Pro defies this simple categorization. Is it an uphill machine? Is it a powerful boot with impressive downhill capabilities? Is it...both? Using a Carbon infused cuff, Fischer builds upon their popular Transalp Pro, creating a boo..
It seems that boots break at the most inopportune times. If you’ve wandered to this page, it seems like you’d agree. Thankfully, broken boots can often be snatched from death's grasp and made anew. On this page, you’ll find replacement parts for Travers and Transalp boots. Please note all parts are sold individually unless otherwise stated.
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Uh oh. If you've navigated to this page, you are likely searching for a replacement part for your broken Tecnica boot. We here at Skimo Co. wish to extend our deepest condolences to you and your boots. It's never fun to break a boot, especially before their time is up. Hope is not lost, however. Below is a list of replacement parts, for your Tecnica boots, that will allow your joyf..
Atomic keeps refining the Backland series of boots, and the Backland Carbon still sits atop the list. Dropping the BOA system in favor of a Cross Lace instep buckle, the updated version is more reliable and can close tighter on your foot. The Backland Carbon is still one of the best walking boots in this class, with 74 degrees of motion around serviceable Frictionless Pivots. The l..
These boots are made for skiin’ – and that’s just what they’ll do! But eventually, you’ll have to go walking, too. Usually first. Filling the spot in their lineup previously held by the Hoji Free 130, Dynafit offers the unisex Tigard 130 and ventures into 4 buckle territory with a boot that promises to fulfill the elusive overlap between hard charging and uphill aerobic efficiency...
Cold feet can make ski touring unpleasant and potentially cut your day short. Snüx aims to eliminate cold feet for long tours or multi-day adventures. Specifically designed for ski boots, Snüx Overboots are engineered with 5-layer COZYTECH thermal technology that enables heat to be retained across the overboot, along with promoting dryness. Unlike other boot covers, Snüx fully wrap..
Fashionably known as Zeppas in Italy, these boot boards are replacements for the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro, Scout, Tour, and all Peak boots. Choose based on the size of your shell and get back out there with intact bootboards. Note they can be ground down if you have any special fitting requirements and are sold in pairs.
"Zero G" Zeppa's will work with the Tour Pro, Tour, and ..
Many light skiers find that ski mountaineering boots, often which utilize carbon in their construction, are stiff and unforgiving. Not ones to sit idle, SCARPA has been hard at work, creating boots for the people, by the people, but thankfully not of the people. By using Grilamid that forgoes the carbon treatment, the F1 GT women's boot gains a progressive flex that is lacking from..
If we had to compare the F1 GT to its LT sibling, we’d have to say they are “similar but different.” Being composed of Grilamid instead of the mystical Carbon/Grilamid mixture of the LT, the GT carries a few more grams, however, it also sports a more progressive flex, which many skiers will appreciate. Specific to the GT, SCARPA added an instep buckle instead of a BOA, which adds d..
With a burly four-buckle construction, Gripwalk compatible sole, and solid 110 flex, the Salomon Shift Pro 110 AT W is built primarily for skiing inbounds but can also do side-country laps or the occasional short tour. The benefit of all this beef, then, is that it has exceptional downhill manners and is durable for season after season of use. The Sensifit insert eases the process ..
In every skier tourer's career, there comes a time to hang up the four-buckle boots and pursue the full experience of unhindered mountain movement. Whether it’s your first encounter with alpine-style speed or your thousandth, the Zero G Peak Women’s Boot is a worthy steed. An admixture of carbon and grilamid comprises the lower and cuff, providing lateral, torsional and forward/bac..
It’s said that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” While we don’t claim skiing a gazillion vertical feet to be a necessity, it certainly inspired innovation in the form of Tecnica Zero G Peak Carbon! This boot enters a small but increasingly prominent market of truly lightweight touring boots that punch above their weight class when pushed in downhill ski mode. It all starts wi..
“To get down, one first has to get there.” This sage observation from an unnamed but exceptionally handsome staffer here at Skimo Co sums up the age-old conundrum in the backcountry community. That is, one must earn their turns. To help make the battle against gravity less lopsided, Salomon made the S/Lab MTN Summit. Utilizing an Ultramid + shell with a carbon fiber-charged spine, ..
Like its binding namesake, the Salomon Shift Pro 130 AT is aimed at the skier that wants the ability to go touring but spends the bulk of their time in the confines of a ski resort. Starting with the Coreframe insert, Salomon was able to keep the weight of the Shift down to “tourable” levels without sacrificing the stiffness that skiers demand from a 130-flex boot. Being the lovabl..
Salomon has put a lot of time and energy into the “touring” boot category lately, and their hard work isn’t going unnoticed. For the ladies, Salomon made the MTN Summit Pure W. With a 70° range of motion, frictionless pivot, and svelte weight, you know these are ready to efficiently tackle large traverses, far summits, and midwinter powder harvests. To keep the tootsies warm and dr..
Hard-charging ladies who have been searching for the elusive “one boot quiver” can finally rejoice, SCARPA has delivered! Working with legendary ski racer Bode Miller, SCARPA set out to create a boot that could withstand the scrutiny of the pickiest ski racer while at the same time providing excellent uphill mobility. With a 115-flex rating, four-buckle construction, and GripWalk c..
It's no secret that quality ski gear doesn’t come free. Therefore, it’s a welcome occurrence when manufacturers create a, “quiver killer,” or something that can fill multiple roles. When the ski boot whisperers at SCARPA decided to throw their hat into the ring, they knew they needed the guidance of an elite athlete who understood the intricacies of a piste performance boot. Thus s..
The Dynafit Low Tech Boot pays homage to their beloved second iteration of the TLT boot lineup. TLT, or Tour Lite Tech, has had its fair share of changes from the original tourlite boot which started the tech boot revolution, and in 1990 the green, purple, and pink Tour Lite 2 was revealed to the world with great fanfare. Now, in 2022, the Low Tech Boot is a Dynafit TLT X that has ..
Booting. Skinning. Skiing. The La Sportiva Stellar is back and better than ever, showcasing a mastery of all elements of backcountry skiing. The Stellar II has tweaked its tongue design, ensuring it won’t snap under the powerful forces you undoubtedly subject it to. The buckle system has also seen some changes, replaced by an easily adjustable instep boa. This boa is situated in a ..
The Skorpius made a splash when it debuted, owing to its balance of stiffness and hikeability. Picking up where the original left off, La Sportiva's Skorpius the Second uses carbon-infused Pebax material throughout the shell and cuff. The tongue has been reinforced, averting the occasional breakage issues seen with previous versions of the boot. To suit a wider audience, the instep..
Blending innovation with a continued dedication to reliability at low weight, the TLT boot line has been a mainstay among touring enthusiasts for several decades. The Dynafit TLT X is the latest entry in this series of lean boots and promises to be another hit, with several exciting updates. Perhaps most notably, the TLT X has reimagined its fit, remaining comfortable while losing ..