The Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro could easily be overlooked due to its typical ski-boot-like appearance. It sports a four-buckle overlap design, rockered Vibram rubber sole, and ski/walk mechanism on the spine. Just a checklist beef boot with nothing to see here, right?
Wrong! The Tour Pro is elegantly simple and refined to such a degree that this boot will become the elusive one-boot quiver for many aggressive backcountry skiers. Four supportive buckles, one Light Lock Power Strap, and a Double Blocking ski/walk latch provide a true 130 flex. A 55-degree range of motion and relatively free cuff movement give it walk-ability to rival lighter boots. Tecnica also managed to get the weight of the Zero G Tour Pro so low that we don’t know whether to categorize this as a Beef Boot or a Touring Boot.
Tecnica didn’t set out to change the touring game with gimickry, but the Zero G Tour Pro has been masterfully refined to a higher level.
|Weight (pair)||2748g [27.5]|
|Buckles||4 + Power Strap|
|Boot Sole Length||273mm [23.5]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech, frame|
|Forward Lean(s)||12°, 13°|
|Materials||Carbon fiber, Grilamid, magnesium buckles|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Free touring, mountaineering|
|Notes||Unique double locking ski/walk mechanism.|
|Bottom Line||Clash of the categories: touring and freeride.|