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Best ski touring boots

Discover the range of ski touring boots that have been tested and approved by our testers.

A ski touring boot has to be many things at once, often contradicting each other. It has to be comfortable yet stiff, light on the ascent yet structured on the descent, quick to adjust yet precise in its settings. In short, everything and the opposite of everything.

Above all, however, the best ski mountaineering boots are the ones that suit your skiing style and, above all, your feet. We recommend that you read our guide and then go to a specialist shop to try them on.

That said, here is a list of ski mountaineering boots that we have thoroughly tested and liked. Most of them belong to the Tour category, the most popular, but there are also models in the Light and Free categories.

Have a good choice and enjoy your skiing!

DYNAFIT TIGARD 130

Clearly performance-oriented downhill philosophy, for skiers looking for control and responsiveness. Despite its reasonable weight, this is not a great downhill boot, partly because of the improved uphill comfort. Good fit.

Weight (size 42): 1590 gr

Type: Free

Closure: 4 hooks

Leg angle: 70°

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LA SPORTIVA SKORPIUS CR II

A model that offers low weight and walking comfort combined with good downhill performance. The result is a classic ski touring boot that is extremely complete and versatile, suitable for those looking for long descents and steep climbs.

Weight (size 42): 1190 gr

Type: Light

Closure: 1 + power strap and buoy

Leg angle: 68°

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LA SPORTIVA VANGUARD

Innovative design and easy fit thanks to the V-shape scissor opening of the cuff. Sturdy and stiff (Flex 130) for good downhill performance in all snow conditions without sacrificing uphill mobility. Some adjustment required.

Weight (size 42): 1350 g

Type: Touring

Closure: 3 hooks, with 4 adjustment points

Leg angle: 63°

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SCARPA MAESTRALE

Now in its fifth evolution, it has been refined in every detail to offer an excellent compromise between uphill comfort and downhill stability. Improved buckle and tongue design. Excellent fit thanks to a wide range of adjustments.

Weight (size 42): 1380 g

Type: Tour

Closure: 3 hooks, with 4 adjustment points

Leg angle: 61°

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SCOTT COSMOS TOUR

Strong downhill connotations, but without sacrificing comfort on entry and exit. A balanced mix of performance, weight and comfort. Adjustments are intuitive and precise. Adjustable cuff angle.

Weight (size 42): 1350 g

Type: Tour

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Leg angle: 60°

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TECNICA ZERO G TOUR SCOUT W

Designed for intermediate female skiers, this is the women’s version of the famous Zero G. Traditional 4-hook design combines comfort and support downhill with light weight and good ankle mobility uphill. Slightly tricky entry with cold plastics.

Weight (size 42): 1390 gr.

Type: Tour

Closure: 4 hooks

Leg angle: 65°

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Best Touring Skis

A selection of the best touring skis in the “light, “touring” and “free” categories, tested and reviewed by us testers

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