Think simple, think power, think stomping the landing. Don’t be alarmed that the boot doesn’t have the antiquated 4-buckle look, Movement is redefining comfort and stability with their Velcro over-the-cuff buckle that has not let customers down. If you are hesitant to ski without a defined number of buckles, we can send buckle stickers complimentary with a boot purchase.* The Movement Free Tour boot gives a sublime 62° in walk-range without sacrificing the solid skiing feel of a real ski boot. The Grilamid-Carbon cuff and shell give “send it” confidence and the SKYWALK soles offer extra grip and control when booting that precarious line. Don't be fooled by the svelte good looks, the Free Tour boot is for skiing hard and living large.
The Power Strap Buckle optimizes comfort and performance with a precise cuff-hold.
Ultralon Instant Fit Liner provides great warmth and are heat moldable.
Ski/Walk Mode with 62° of articulation giving that almost-hiking feel.
Lower Instep Buckle with Ergo Micro Adjustment for a perfected fit.
How do these compare to the stiffness and durability of the Atomic Backland Carbon? Really want the high range of motion with a bit better downhill performance than my Atomic boot... and something that fits into frame bindings that hopefully lasts four or five years...
Hey Caleb, this boot is definitely stiffer than the Backland Carbon, and the durability is likely better as well. We haven't seen many issues with this boot and there are fewer potential failure points than on the Backland Carbon. We haven't tested the fit in frame bindings, but Movement says it is designed to work!
I'm looking at this boot to pair with some MOMENT Deathwish Tour (112 underfoot ~1700g/ski) my question is if this is too much ski for this boot, and I would be better served in the Maestrale RS or Hoji. The Freetour fits my foot like they were custom built for my foot, I just want to make sure I'm maximizing it's characteristics, and not shortchanging my experience skiing.
Hey Andy!! Our immediate reaction to your question was any ski called 'Deathwish' was probably too much for this boot. Looking up details on that MOMENT ski I see it is also quite stiff/aggressive ski. If it was a DPS Wailer 112 Tour 1, you could probably have fun with that combo on powder days. But to drive the Deathwish to its potential in all conditions, the Free Tour would probably come up short. Too bad, because I always consider a 'Perfect fit' to be a top reason to pick a boot. Either the Maestrale or the Hoji could be a good fit for you and would better fit this ski.
That's what I was was kind of thinking too. The Scarpa or Hoji both fit my feet, they just don't feel as tailor made out of the box as the Freetour. Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'll need to stop in and spend some more time trying things on one of these days
How does the cuff height, specifically at the top buckle/strap compare to the TLT6 and Scarpa F1? I'm looking for a little more support and I'm using Booster Straps behiind the accessory tongue on the TLT6 and in front of the tongue on the F1 (due, IMHO, to the F1 having less ramp angle than the TLT6 and thus keeping the full forward lean with the strap, but the strap working to its utmost behind the tongue on the 6 :-) ). It looks like the buckle on the Movement is high enough to preclude the use of a Booster strap.
Andy, You are right. There is not much room for a booster strap. You could maybe squeeze one in behind the shell tongue, just over the liner tongue. I compared closely to the F1. The shell height in the back is the same, but the plastic tongue on the Free Tour is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch lower.
Hi! I'm considering bying the Freetour boot but have never tried the brand's skiboots before. I have skied Scarpa Maestrale(old version) and Salomon mtn lab in recent years. How would you describe the skiability of the Freetour like flex, lateral rigidity, ROM and fit compared to those mentioned above. Best regards Olof
Hello Olaf, Try to answer all of your questions. Fit, they will have a similar width to the Maestrale, wider then the Mtn Lab. Flex, again pretty similar to the Maestrale and not quite as stiff as the Mtn Lab. Range of motion of the Free tour is 62 degrees, more then either of your boots. The Free Tour is 1 pound /pair lighter then your Mtn Lab.
Hi Andrew, I think it's fair (and perhaps a bit conservative) to call this boot a solid 105-110 flex for a touring boot. It's a bit stiffer than the Scarpa F1 and really similar to the Salomon MTN Explore in its forward flex rating.