Skimo Co

Movement Explorer Junior Boot

No Longer Carry

Maybe you’re prepping a future Olympian skimo racer, or maybe you just want to get the family out touring. Finally, a touring boot designed with youth in mind, the Movement Alp Tracks Explorer Jr can bring those dreams to reality. With 62° of ankle-articulation, the boot walks comparably to lightweight adult touring boots. Combine that with the quick-release top buckle/strap and the ergonomic ski/walk mechanism and your kids may just beat you uphill and through transitions. Movement has hit the bullseye with this boot in terms of simplicity, skiability, and price. The Explorer Junior may not alleviate all tears on your family’s day out, but it has set a high mark for junior touring boots.

  • 4-piece construction with a two-piece tongue making it easier to put on the boot without sacrificing ski performance.
  • Simple buckle-system with integrated power-strap for ease-of-use and reliability.
  • Thermo-moldable ULTRALON liner perfectly optimizes for foot comfort.
  • Polyurethane lower and cuff makes the boot durable yet light for those small legs.
  • Quick ski-hike mode is simple and ergonomic, accessible by hand or ski-pole.
  • Grippy SKYWALK rubber bases so kids will only go head-over-heels for skiing.
  • Certified DYNAFIT tech-inserts ensure safe and reliable binding entry and release.

Update 2019/20: Movement tweaked the lower shell mold, but the fit is basically the same and they kept the same snazzy white and orange graphics.

Update 2020/21: The color scheme was updated, boot remains the same.

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1198g [23.5]
Weight (pair) 2396g [23.5]
Buckles   1 + Velcro OCB
Boot Sole Length   259mm [22.5]
259mm [23.5]
269mm [24.5]
279mm [25.5]
289mm [26.5]
Binding Compatibility   Tech, Hybrid
Cuff Rotation   62º
Forward Lean(s)   16°
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Polyurethane reinforced shell and cuff, polyurethane-Pebax tongue
Liner   Ultralon Instant fit Junior
Skimo Co Says
Usage Junior ski touring
Notes Good binding compatibility
Bottom Line Finally a junior touring boot, and a good one at that
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Bill
Will this boot work in a standard alpine ski binding?
Answer from Teddy Young
Hey Bill, this boot may work with a MNC(multi norm compatible) binding that has adjustable toe height.
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Question from Joshua Scholnick
My ten year old measures 21.5 and will be in 22.5 Lange this winter. He will probably grow a half size or more between now and April 2020. Do you suggest the Movement in 23.5?
Answer from Jeff
Hey Joshua! From what you have told us, he should be in a size 22.5 this winter. Mondo sizing (for length) should be pretty consistent for any ski boot. If you want to go bigger for him to get an extra year out of, you can try a green Superfeet footbed to get him a better fit for this winter.
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Eric S (used product a few times)
My kids are delighted with these boots. They are ski racers, but they are very good skiiers and have not found that they comprise anything on the downhill. And of course coming from downhill boots in clunky frame bindings (Silvretta Pure Kidz) it is night and day. I wouldn't mind a pair myself!

The one concern I had was the walk mechanism because there seems to be an obsession with "external" walk levers out there. But they work perfectly fine, and the kids have no trouble activiting/deactivating them.

SIZE: They run small, for sure. My kids are in 23.5 and 24.5 downhill ski boots, and they both found sizing up to 24.5 and 25.5 was preferred for these boots. That makes that a little big, but certainly not a full size too big. Considering they are still growing, that's fine with me. Unless you know your kids' feet won't grow any more, you can definitely size up.
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Derek (hasn't used product)
Hmmmm, next year my kid will fit into these....A lot of money to only grow out of the boots, but totally worth it to introduce your kid into ski touring.
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Question from Chris Bunting
I am curious what the smallest sized Movement youth AT boot (22.5) translates to in US size. Thanks
Answer from Teddy Young
Hey Chris, 22.5 mondo size equates roughly to 4.5 US men's shoe size.
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