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 your scale. Rest assured, though, the batteries in your scale are just fine, the Black boot is really just that light! Compared to the race-specific Dynafit DNA by Pierre Gignoux, the Black features a full Palau liner and a medium gaiter to keep your feet warm and dry, which is quite welcome during a big day of powder harvesting. The nearly frictionless range of motion encourages speedy ascents while the 2-in-1 locking system encourages equally quick transitions while providing a secure platform for descending. The Internal Lacing System and velcro instep strap offer a precise fit, which is probably why Kilian Jornet uses these as his weapon of choice when executing flawless hop-turns down the steepest faces in Europe. As the most versatile boot in the Pierre Gignoux range, the Black is equally comfortable on the race course as it is doing 15K days. With its exquisite construction and well-rounded nature, you'll be happy to have brought home the Black Boot by Pierre Gignoux.
- Carbon shell was meticulously built in the French Alps, ensuring quality and performance.
- Medium gaiter keeps out unwanted snow, allowing your feet to remain dry and comfortable.
- Black Sole is durable and provides confident traction on icy ridgelines.
- Palau liner is comfortable and customizable, providing an individualized fit.
- Internal Lacing System and an Instep strap provide a precise fit for confident skiing.
- 2-in-1 locking system allows for quick transitions and provides a secure platform for the descending.
- 26, 26.5, 27, and 27.5 are single sizes with unique boot sole lengths.
|Weight (pair)||1200g |
||One upper with a single throw|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Big days on light skis|
|Notes||Race boot with a full liner|
|Compare to other Race Boots|
Questions & Reviews
The first part is easy. PG makes true half sizes in sizes 26 and 27. Like all other boots, the 29 and 29.5 are one shell size.
In general, shoe and ski boot fits do not correlate. And there were many S/Lab models with different fits. If you are serious, fill out our Boot fitter, and we can help determine if they may work for you.
Frankly, I'm not sure if I'm serious. It really feels like a bad idea to buy this kind of a boot without trying it on first. I'm certainly looking for a pair of race boots, although probably more in the workhorse rather than the thoroughbred category if you know what I mean. These are also a bit over what my intended budget was but then the price seems to be kind of acceptable for a pair of PG's. And I was talking S/lab Sense 8 and Pulsar (the latter being marginally too tight in the forefoot) if that makes any difference. Likely not much. Well, they aren't available yet and I have plenty of time snooping around. I most likely will give Atomics one more chance this winter just because their fit (with added insoles) was close to perfect. Thanks for your answer regarding PG's sizing!
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