The Fischer Ranger Free 130 Alpine Ski Boot is a durable, versatile, and comfortable option that has the ability to quickly switch between walk and tour mode while on-the-go. Although you nee to take some time to find the correct fit and adjust the size, once you do, you will experience the benefits of the snug fit, stable feel, and complete range of motion.
The Fischer Ranger Free 120 Alpine Ski Boot is a functional, versatile, and high-quality option that is versatile enough to quickly switch between downhill and walk mode for all-day use. With micro-adjustments that let you fine-tune your fit, this boot will stay snug and secure on your foot during the entire day.
The Scarpa Alien 1.0 Alpine Touring Boot is a versatile, functional, and lightweight option that works well for all-day ski mountaineering for a variety of level skiers. For those who need a relatively user-friendly, protective, and comfortable option, this could be the best choice out of all lightweight and carbon fiber boots on the market.
The Scarpa Freedom RS Alpine Touring Boot is a versatile, comfortable, and high-quality boot that works well in for uphilling in the resort and sidecountry adventures. Despite being expensive and heavier than other choices, its compatibility, comfort, and ease-of-use make this a good option for those who want a burly and versatile touring boot.
The Fischer Travers Carbon Alpine Touring Boot is a durable, protective, and adjustable boot that is made for those who do ultralight touring and mountaineering. Even though these boots are not compatible with every single crampon, this touring boot provides a secure and personalized fit at a minimal weight.
The La Sportiva Spectre 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot is an adjustable, high-performance, and functional boot that works well in a variety of conditions for all levels of skiers. Despite not being the lightest or stiffest option on the market, this touring boot could be a good choice for those who want a secure and sturdy choice in the short term – even if it is not the most durable in the long run.
The Intuition Pro Tour Liner is an easily-moldable, comfortable, and lightweight option that is well-suited to form to your foot and the shell. Despite not breathing as well and being expensive, this liner is a good choice for those who want a combination of stiffness and flexibility into one, high-quality, and warm liner.
The Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boot is without a doubt a high-end boot for experienced skiers. The real question is – will you like the wider fit and the lack of crampon compatibility? If you have the right foot shape and your crampons are compatible with this boot, it is almost flawless; it combines comfort, flexibility, smooth transitions, and good weight transfer into one option. However, if your foot width doesn’t fit comfortably, you need a very stiff boot, your crampons are not compatible, and you can’t afford to spend top dollar on touring boots, then this choice is not for you.
The Scarpa F1 Alpine Touring Boot for women is a versatile, lightweight, and stable option for those looking to hit the sweet spot between minimal uphill weight and sufficient downhill power. Despite some reports of the liner being not rigid enough and lacking in support, the proficient uphill and downhill performance, heat-moldable liner, and easy transitions make this a great option for backcountry skiers.
The Scarpa F1 Alpine Touring Boot strikes a magical balance between downhill performance and lightweight uphill mobility. This, of course, means that it isn’t the best downhill boot, nor is it the best uphill boot, but it will make the majority of backcountry skiers exceedingly happy due to its sportive responsiveness on the down and its lightweight comfort on the up. While the boot is a bit more fiddly than some other options, its strengths far outweigh any weaknesses.