Skimo Co
Derek W

Derek W




6' 0"


185 lbs

Shoe Size


Skier Type

Type III+ - Expert

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Recent Posts

Just got these a couple weeks ago, have about five days touring, five days on lift. Infinitely better than the worst boot ever (TLT7 Expedition). Stiffer, slightly narrower in the forefoot, lower volume due to lighter liner, similar forward lean. Traditional toe design that actually works with crampons, unlike the super sketchy TLT7 design. Buckles are smooth, convenient. Power strap is effective, but will wear out after a season (buy a couple). So glad Dynafit transitioned away from the gimmicks wit...
Well, if I wasn't in grad school I'd have bought new boots two years ago....the mod certainly makes them much more like old school TLT's and has held up fine, but it's super hack. I just found some kids ski boots from second hand store, cut the important parts off and ghetto'd them onto my boots for an instep buckle. I've skied these boots for a few years now, but this is the last season on them. Dynafit went too gimmicking with this one, unfortunately.
The best solution is different boots. I broke the adapter day one. Since then I've been using a rigid rear heel bail for my Petzl Leopard crampons and the rubber toe bail that came with the crampons. If you are sure to run the crampon retention strap through the toe bail, the crampons will stay on your feet. I still wouldn't climb ice with them. Overall, Dynafit screwed up big time with this no welt toe, in my opinion.
I'm looking to get back to a normal toe in a Dynafit boot (ditching the TLT7) so I safely use crampons again. Is the liner in this boot just a bit less robust than the TLT7 expedition?
Yes cut all those cables and make the boot like a PDG.....I broke my cables twice;)

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