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.
Extra-light magnesium buckles keep it locked down without weight penalty.
Grilamid shell with a carbon cuff delivers uncompromising ski performance.
Double Blocking ski/walk latch means no play in your mech.
Vibram sole offers secure footing when boot packing and scrambling.
Dynafit certified inserts provide confident tech-binding operation.
2020 Update: Zero G Pro Tour boot has gotten a color change for the new year with the same great design but an eye-catching black and red shell!
What is the difference between the men's and women's versions of these Zero G boots? If you have a size for my wife in the men's and the flex is right, is there any big difference?
Thanks for your question, Aaron. The women's boot will have a shorter cuff, larger calf, and lower flex rating when compared to the unisex boot. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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twohatmike (used product a few times)
Skier: 5'9", 145 lbs, 25.5 cm foot, mostly ski sidecountry and backcountry in all but the worst conditions, chutes up to ~50º, drops up to ~10 ft
Pros: red (must be fast), very progressive flex, fairly stiff for the weight, walk very well for the stifness, tight heel cup
Cons: honestly not as stiff I was expecting (compared to, say, Beast Carbon boots), somewhat annoying wire buckles, liner is o-k, power strap slips
Fit: I have a narrow and low volume foot and I'm just barely making this boot work with a 1 mm shim and masterfit, heel cup for me is great and toe box gives a reasonable amount of space for warmth whereas the midfoot feels most voluminous
Great sturdy, yet lightweight, boot. After punching the shell outwards a bit (guess these are narrow boots / I have a wider foot) the fit was dialed in. First few days I had hotspots on 5th metatarsal but worked with boot fitters to resolve mentioned issue.
Yes -- they are hard to get in, but the liner fits snuggly/securely and the downhill performance is second to none.
If your feet get cold, this may be a liner issue as the liners are indeed lacking in warmth; however, I'm a sweaty betty (especially in the feet) so I throw some antiperspirant on my feet and this prevents blisters caused by said sweaty feet.
I only received these boots today and tried at home. Very disappointed. 1. They are insanely difficult to get in. And that's at room temp in the comfort of home. I can't imagine doing that in freezing temps in a tent or snow. I am surprised nobody reported this. I've been renting various boots, most were the same overlap type, and none were as difficult. At first I thought I won't be able to put the inset in, with my foot in it or without. 2. They are tight. Length-wise Ok, with some room to spare. But tight everywhere around the foot, such that they restrict blood circulation. 3. The porous plastic insole in one of the boots broke in half within minutes, while I was walking around the house. The other insole started sliding back and forth, clicking every time. I don't think these will work for me. I hope I can return.
I am sorry to hear that you have had issues with your Zero Gs. We are happy to help you with any issues that you have experienced with your boot boards, as well as the return process!
Also, it sounds like the fit on this boot is not very compatible with your foot. If you would like help finding a boot that will be more comfortable for you, I recommend our Boot Fitter tool.
If you have any further questions, reach out to us at email@example.com.
I bought these boots this summer, and I have already put close to 40 days in them. By far the best of both worlds. I give them 4 stars because the stock liner is flimsy, cold and doesnt ski very well. The transitions can be a little fiddley, but once you get your buckles dialed, it really doesnt take much longer than 2 buckle type touring boot. I upgraded to a an Intuition Pro Tour Liner, which have made these, the best boots I have ever owned. I feel like I can ski anything in them and they tour just as good as the F1s I came from.
Awesome! I'm about at the same spot with mine and I feel the exact same way. I'm also contemplating new liners.
Do you feel like you lost and ROM with the Intuitions? I've owned Intuitions before and have loved them (came stock in a previous pair of Maestrales) but I'm a bit scared that they won't tour as well as some other options.
With Pro Tour, I honestly felt it increased the ROM. Or at least made skinning more comfortable. I think if you went w/ a Tour Wrap liner you’d see a decrease in ROM but probably better downhill performance.
hi waht size of pro tour liner did you go for and LV , MV or HV ? - what's your shell size - thanks
I went with MV. The shell size is a 26.5. If you check the intuition site, it will tell you house to size the liner.
Hi thanks for the quick response
I’ve been reading various forums and some are rounding down and up
Did you go with a 26 or 27 liner ?
I’m going to see a boot fitter when covid allows and also take guidance from the intuition site
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can you use these boots on a basic alpine binding as well?
The Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro will not be compatible with a standard alpine binding. However, it will be compatible with an MNC binding!
Hi, I'm very interested to know your opinion, because I'm up to buy new boots and I am hesitant: 2021 Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro or Fischer Travers CS?
I rather prefer performant/rigid boots downhill than saving weight uphill.
My previous boots were the Scarpa Maestrale 4 buckles.
I think I know your answer reading your post....
Hi Walter, the Zero G is the way to go for a more rigid, downhill boot.
I'm onto my second season skiing this boot and am super impressed. I upgraded from Dynafit TLT 6M boots. Both boots fit my foot quite well. The increased weight is noticeable, but so is the increased performance. Paired with sturdy skis I am able to blast through wind affected/funky snow much better than I could with the TLTs and the same skis. Not every powder day is 100% powder right?
As others have noted, a little fiddly on transitions. Besides having to loosen the top two buckles and the power strap, I also find loosening the instep buckle is necessary for comfortable skinning. No worse than messing with the removeable tongues on the TLT 6Ms though.
They require a lot of effort to get into as well. Not a big deal in the car or indoors, but could be a factor on a winter multiday tour.
Compared to the TLTs they are not as well suited for a lot of dry hiking or rock scrambling, but they're darn fine ski boots.
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I own a pair of Dynafit Neo 23,5 which are near perfect fit. I often feel Scarpa models, as well as other Dynafit models are too narrow. I need a thick, comfortable liner, the thin, hard liner in Atomic Backland Carbon was gnawling away at my ancle. I would like something more stiff than the Neos, are the Zeros worth looking into?
Vipi- It depends on what Scarpa and Dynafit boots you have compared to before. The boots are always changing fits between years and models. This boot is probably slightly narrower than your Neo's. I would fill out our online boot fitter and we can dive deeper into what might be a good boot choice for you.
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Hi...in keen on buying these butunfortunately font have an oportunity to tedy them on (nowadays when shops are closed due to COV sh- ID). My Question is : what Are they comparwd to cochise 130 in terms of fit? Thanks for any comments ;-)
I just stepped up to these from some old Maestrales (~2014). The difference in stiffness and downhill performance is incredible! And they weigh a full 20% less than the older Maestrales (1614g vs 2004g). I'm sure new Maestrales would be a more fair comparison, but I'm pretty sure the ZGTP is still lighter than them and the rest of the 4 buckle pack. If you're looking for the best performance to weight ratio in a touring boot, this has to be it.
The one major downside of the boot is the the fiddlyness. In order to get anywhere near an acceptable ROM, you have to loosen both buckles and the power strap on the top cuff which will slow down your transitions. Furthermore, when open, the top cuff is quite large, which could be problematic for some gaiters. Likewise, I could see it getting in the way of delicate footwork for proper climbing (rock or ice).
It's also worth noting that the stock liner is surprisingly thin. I generally run pretty warm yet I've already noticed some cold feet on colder tours. I do plan to ride lifts with these and it'll be interesting to see how they hold up on a chair on a cold, windy day. More than likely I'll run the stock liner for a season and then upgrade to Intuitions next season.
This follows years a couple of years of use, after years of using the Dynafit TLT 5s and 6CRs. While not quite as nimble on the up, they are solid on the down. I can't evaluate the flex ratings due to limited understanding / experience, but if they are 125 they seem like a relatively soft boot compared to old Lange bang black 130s. Possibly it's the greater amount of play. I'm wearing these in 29.5 but wear Dynafits in 29. But I think not: they feel like they fit well, and I'm not sure I've even baked them yet except by use. There is no slop: it's a tight boot on and off piste. It does tour very comfortably, and that's likely an indication of some softness in the right place. They drive everything from 80s to 108s. They are thus far warm (no extreme outings yet). I have not toured extensively in these, because other boots I own tour better (only in my mind perhaps). I would use them without hesitation if the touring involved some serious skiing objectives. For alpine climbing, they seem slightly big and heavy, but that is what I used for years before these comfortable boots which perform well. It's only when compared with very nimble contemporary ski mountaineering boots that they seem larger. They would be fine for snow and ice up to grade 3. I would find climbing grade 4 and up challenging (as it is anyway), and if long, exhausting with these. They are not especially heavy, especially for a 4 buckle driver. Interestingly, my son, whose feet are about 11.5 to my 12, can't even get his high volume (big arch and shovel like forefoot) foot into these boots at all. The construction may not be for certain foot shapes, just like any boot. These are my favorite boots and I've been lucky to have good ones before them fit by the great folks at skimo.
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What is the weight of a single 29.5 Zero G Tour Pro boot?
Hey Jon, our order of Zero Gs for the season haven't arrived yet, but we'll be happy to weigh them for you once we get them in!
JonM, I weighed one of my 29.5 boots (19-20 version) and it was 1545g with a custom insole replacing the factory insole.
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I see the 20-21 version of these boots are going to be red. Is there anything beside color that will be changed for these boots in the upcoming season?
Justin, Just the color change and they added a Recco reflector. This will be just the third season on what was one of the best redesigns of a 4 buckle boot.
I'm stunned by these. I moved from the green TLT6P to the Fischer Carbon Travers, which I skied for nearly 200 days and 500k'+, to the ZGTP, thinking it would be a boot I'd use with one specific heavier pair of skis I got. After 1 week on them I can't imagine skiing anything else; they tour probably 90% as well as the Travers, maybe slightly better than the Atomic Backland Carbon w/the tongue in and decidedly better than the green TLT6P with the tongue in. The weight gain is so slight for the performance benefit, worlds better on the down than anything else I've owned for years. The last "beef" boots I tried were the old Technica Cochise 120s and the White era Maestrale RS, both of which had walk mode levers I felt could be described as "decorative"... not so the ZGTP. I've never been terribly fast (1600-1800'/hr on the up when touring, maybe 2000'/hr up racing) but these haven't slowed me down at all on the up.
The only thing I don't like about them is that, compared to the Travers/TLT6/Backland they are VERY fiddly at transition time. Oh well, good thing I have every other aspect of my transitions dialed.
TL;DR if you've been skeptical about the "beef" class of boots for their touring performance and disappointed by the crappy ROM in some of those boots, these are not the same thing at all. A legit 125 flex you can drive big skis hard in bad snow with, that walks uphill like a "race plus" boot.
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What’s the BSL for the 22.5? Is it a true 22.5?
Thanks for the question, Annie. The BSL for the 22.5 is 273mm and shares the same shell as a 23.5. If your looking for a smaller BSL take a look at the Zero G Tour Scout! Hope this helps!
Hey guys, this might be moot for the year since you don't have my size in stock but...
I am a 27.5 in Salomon MTN/Lab, but 28.5 in Salomon X-Alpa, and 28.5 in Scarpa Maestrale RS (but they are too wide).
So do I want 27.5 or 28.5 in the Tecnica Pro Tour??
Hey Eric, they are a similar length to the Maestrale RS so if the length on the 28.5 felt right then that might be what you'd want to go with. But since Tecnica is sold out of your size for this season I would suggest you come try some on at the start of next season if you can! You can also fill out our online Ski Boot Fitter so we can give you a more detailed estimate on what will be the best option for you
I lost one of the two screws off of the ski/walk mechanism on one of my boots. Do you know if you have any inventory that would work, or should I just head to the hardware store? Thanks!!
Nicholas, your best bet would be to go to a hardware store. It is a standard 4 mm screw, I would just bring the boot in with you and see what screw fits the best. Make sure you get some blue Loctite 242 so they don't back themselves out.